Azul Platform Prime vs. Google Compute Engine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azul Platform Prime
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Azul Systems headquartered in Sunnyvale is exclusively focused on Java and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). They build fully supported, standards-compliant runtimes that help enable Java-based businesses. Their services include Azul Platform Prime (formerly Zing), a JVM with "better behavior" enabling sustained performance, fast warmup and predictable latency without GC pauses, jitter or application timeouts. Zing can be deployed in an on-prem data center or on the Cloud.N/A
Google Compute Engine
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product from Google Cloud. It provides virtual machines with carbon-neutral infrastructure which run on the same data centers that Google itself uses.
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Pricing
Azul Platform PrimeGoogle Compute Engine
Editions & Modules
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Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory
0.000892 / GB
Hour
Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory
$0.001907 / GB
Hour
One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory
$0.002669 / GB
Hour
On-demand price - Predefined Memory
$0.004237 / GB
Hour
Preemptible Price - Predefined vCPUs
0.006655 / vCPU
Hour
Three-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.014225 / CPU
Hour
One-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.019915 / vCPU
Hour
On-demand price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.031611 / vCPU
Hour
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azul Platform PrimeGoogle Compute Engine
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices vary according to region (i.e US central, east, & west time zones). Google Compute Engine also offers a discounted rate for a 1 & 3 year commitment.
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Community Pulse
Azul Platform PrimeGoogle Compute Engine
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Features
Azul Platform PrimeGoogle Compute Engine
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
Azul Platform Prime
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Ratings
Google Compute Engine
7.0
51 Ratings
15% below category average
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime00 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Dynamic scaling00 Ratings8.448 Ratings
Elastic load balancing00 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Pre-configured templates00 Ratings6.149 Ratings
Monitoring tools00 Ratings3.026 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images00 Ratings6.550 Ratings
Operating system support00 Ratings7.751 Ratings
Security controls00 Ratings7.651 Ratings
Automation00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azul Platform PrimeGoogle Compute Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(4 ratings)
7.8
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
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(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
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9.0
(8 ratings)
Availability
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8.5
(14 ratings)
Performance
8.6
(4 ratings)
8.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
8.4
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azul Platform PrimeGoogle Compute Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
Azul Systems, Inc
If you want some low cost JDK provider where you need the frequent updates as well, you can go ahead for Azul Zing instead of OpenJDK. But if budget is not a concern, I would recommend going for some well known company such as Oracle. Also if you are using Azul for production, make sure to use it for Dev ENV too so as to reproduce issues.
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Google
Google Compute Engine is so easy to implement and run. It doesn't require much knowledge to build an app since they provide multiple options to choose from with their prebuilt sample list. We can easily make customization on any website app we built for our client according to their needs and make changes if required.
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Pros
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Improved real-time JVM
  • Cost effective
  • product support
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Google
  • Scaling - whether it's traffic spikes or just steady growth, Google Compute Engine's auto-scaling makes sure we've got the compute power we need without any manual juggling acts
  • Load balancing - Keeping things smooth with that load balancing across multiple VMs, so our users don't have to deal with slow load times or downtime even when things get crazy busy
  • Customizability - Mix and match configs for CPU, RAM, storage and whatnot to suit our specific app needs
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Cons
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Support
  • GC logging
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Google
  • Built-in monitoring via Stackdriver is quite expensive for what it provides.
  • Initially provided quotas (ie. max compute units one can use) are very low and it took several requests to get an appropriate amount.
  • Support on GCE is limited to their knowledge base and forums. For more hands-on support provided by Google, you must pay for their Premium services.
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Likelihood to Renew
Azul Systems, Inc
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Google
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
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Usability
Azul Systems, Inc
No answers on this topic
Google
Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
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Reliability and Availability
Azul Systems, Inc
No answers on this topic
Google
The Google Compute Engine is constantly up, healthy, and available. I have never experienced any issues with it loading or functioning.Since it is accessible everywhere in the world, it is always available with low latency for all regions.However, I have occasionally seen problems with various NoSQL databases' availability, such as MongoDB, in terms of speed.Overall though, it's always accessible.
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Performance
Azul Systems, Inc
Azul has better JVM garbage collection on machines with huge amounts of memory that the OSS version of Java doesn't handle
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Google
Google Compute Engine's performance is up to the standard and I don't really have any complain about that. But website itself does not load quickly and there is a very noticeable delay when the website loads. And no, our system did not our slow down when we integrated Google Compute Engine in our system.
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Support Rating
Azul Systems, Inc
Prime support has been responsive in helping us tune our JVM parameters and diagnose any lingering Java resource issues.
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Google
  • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
  • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Azul Systems, Inc
Oracle was costlier whereas OpenJDK had less frequent updates. Azul was average of both of them, so it was choosen.
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Google
Google Compute Engine provides a one stop solution for all the complex features and the UI is better than Amazon's EC2 and Azure Machine Learning for ease of usability. It's always good to have an eco-system of products from Google as it's one of the most used search engine and IoT services provider, which helps with ease of integration and updates in the future.
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Return on Investment
Azul Systems, Inc
  • A lot of OPEX savings
  • Easy annual license renewal subscription
  • Standard product usage since it is compatible across different Operating Systems.
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Google
  • With Google Compute we don't have the overhead of managing our own data centers reducing costs and reducing the staff needed to manage systems.
  • As I said earlier, Google's costs are ~1/2 of AWS, so we are able to see a ROI much faster.
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