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Amazon Web Services

310 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

Oracle Big Data Cloud

1 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

It is well suited for quickly provisioning a web and application hosting platform that you are able to have greater control over managing additional resources.It is well suited for databases.It is well suited for storage.It is well suited for experimental applications.It is not as well suited authentication and user management.
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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
8.4
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
Oracle Big Data Cloud
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
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

  • Customer service: There's no beating AWS for their customer service. They've clearly been trained to lisetn to understand the core issue you've called them for. Our customers satisfaction is in direct correlation to what AWS can deliver, so this is the #1 reason we chose and have stayed with AWS for 8 years.
  • Agility: We have demand cycles that fluctuate, largely without alot of notice. It doesn't take more than 1 phone call to address any increase in bandwidth. In fact, they're more likely to reach out to us with any enhancements we might need or shoul be considering.
  • Performance: We've never experienced a slowdown, nor failure - even when there've been internet-wide issues. They're always innovating based on every customer, and we all benefit from Bezos vision of what infrastructure technology should do for business.
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  • User friendly
  • Offers support and assistance
  • Worth the cost
  • Time efficient
  • Good reliability
  • Reliable support
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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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  • 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 Services9.4
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I would gladly rely on AWS for any large-scale application deployment. For prototyping and small-scale applications, a more heavily managed environment on top of the 'bare metal' virtual infrastructure, such as Heroku or Elastic Bean Stalk, is probably a more productive approach in most cases
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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
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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
unless you paid the premium, no support at all
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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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Although new, Oracle has been exceptionally good speed wise and the customer service is top notch
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Return on Investment

  • I have seen people spend a lot of money just playing with AWS because they had no idea what they were doing. Pay attention, and know what you are getting into before you do anything.
  • My previous company was in the process of moving entirely to AWS, and I know it had to be cost effective because they had datacenters at over 20 locations.
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  • 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