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Amazon Web Services

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

AWS is a very scalable Platform as a Service (PaaS) -- making it usefull for all sizes. With AWS the failover model can be complicated in terms of selecting the right option for you. Failover within a distribution center is one level, while zone level fail over is a larger one. Be sure to understand your capability needs and discuss with AWS these different choices.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

We use it only when we need to and we have found that the software does what it needs to, it's user friendly and us also really helpful in many other ways as well. Like I mentioned before, we love the security and the speed we receive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.9
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.4
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.5
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.3
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
8.8
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.8
Oracle Big Data Cloud

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
7.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
8.0
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
9.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
Oracle Big Data Cloud
7.0

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • It is highly redundant.
  • You can design performance capable infrastructure at up to 80% cheaper than other services.
  • You can configure your routing based on latency, geo-location, weighted, etc.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

  • User friendly
  • Offers support and assistance
  • Worth the cost
  • Time efficient
  • Good reliability
  • Reliable support
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Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • Menu to access different services is a bit muddled. It could use some streamlining.
  • Interactive and informative training should be offered by Amazon, rather than third party services.
  • Availability zones differ between accounts.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

  • Less pricey
  • Customizable
  • A little more help in setting up/using the systems
  • Constant upgrades are always pricey
  • Some bugs noticable
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
AWS is still the platform of choice for our customers.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.0
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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Oracle Big Data Cloud

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Amazon Web Services

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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Oracle Big Data Cloud

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 3.0
Based on 3 answers
Neutral, no experience with either.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 10.0
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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Oracle Big Data Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

We also looked at Rackspace but was attracted to AWS by the breadth of services available at comparable cost and reliability.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

Although new, Oracle has been exceptionally good speed wise and the customer service is top notch
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Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • Positive: I have been saved by spinning up an emergency EC2 instance on more than a few occasions. Be it for disaster recovery, or just to set up a server for testing. For IT departments, having basically the entirety of Amazon's network infrastructure at your fingertips is invaluable.
  • Negative: I have definitely been burned by AWS cost overruns, usually due to the services being too useful/successful for their own good, introducing mission creep. Basically, if you set up a solution for a client using AWS, they are so pleased they want to expand what AWS is used for. You can explain costs estimates using Cost Explorer but either stakeholders don't pay attention or continue to tweak plans during implementation, then are surprised by AWS monthlies. Not entirely a dig on AWS, but pretty common in my experience.
  • Positive: Glacier usage eliminates the need for on-premise archive solutions and having staff physically move archive media offsite for DR purposes.
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Oracle Big Data Cloud

  • It has had a good impact we are able to complete our projects in time
  • We can save all our data in a safe and secure location
  • Our data analysis is now faster than ever
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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 Big Data Cloud

General

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

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