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Amazon Web Services

309 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

Oracle API Platform Cloud

3 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

AWS is like the IBM of cloud infrastructure. It's hard to really go wrong with it. If you do, it's probably your own fault.
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Oracle API Platform Cloud

There are countless solutions and needs in the marketplace. Some solutions are straight forward, other highly complicated and innovative. From my perspective, our platform and application is highly complex and innovative, with many "one-off" features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.4
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
Oracle API Platform Cloud
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Oracle API Platform Cloud

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
4.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
6.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
5.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
7.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
Oracle API Platform Cloud
5.0

Pros

  • The development and administration tools work well, including a consistent API and adequate management console. In terms of business process, it provided an effective "escape valve" for new product development that would have been much more onerous to deploy if we had to provision physical hardware and arrange for associated IT resources.
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  • Oracles Cloud is endlessly variable, and endlessly expandable.
  • These are qualities that we needed in our platform. Oracle's Name in business was also an important aspect of our decision.
  • The most important "like" is the support. Oracle Backs up its cloud with a technical expertise that I believe is second to none.
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Cons

  • AWS is really difficult to use if you do not have any training.
  • You need to create your own backups. I cannot verify this, but a co-worker of mine stated that he did now create a back, and lost several items.
  • It is very expensive for everyday use. AWS is for people that have done the research, and know exactly what they need. These instances are not toys, believe me.
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  • Planned maintenance. Oracle has certain days it schedules maintenance. We have been speaking with Oracle executives about the inability to schedule maintenance on days that are custom to the client.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
This is the only hosting solution I am using and I am not gonna look for any other because I am used to it and it meets my requirements: easy to use without compromising on control I have over my infrastructure. Also, I do live variety of AWS services.
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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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Alternatives Considered

AWS is usually the most affordable between GC, AWS, and Azure. If I was using a Windows machines only environment, I would go with Azure and for any other setup I would go with Amazon Web Services. For the record, AWS has been around longer than the others too
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Return on Investment

  • Love the "free gift" of price decreases from time to time.
  • Globally distributed development and management is a breeze.
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  • For ROI, my advice would be to stay the course. It will take longer than you think and cost more than you expect.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle API Platform Cloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details