Azul Platform Prime vs. IBM Cloud Managed Istio

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
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
Score 8.7 out of 10
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The IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides the Managed Istio installation add on, designed to provide additonal control over clusters and the microservices they comprise via automatic updates and lifecycle management of control plane components, and integration with platform logging and monitoring tools.N/A
Pricing
Azul Platform PrimeIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Editions & Modules
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Azul Platform PrimeIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
Azul Platform PrimeIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
Azul Platform Prime
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Ratings
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.0
5 Ratings
1% below category average
Ease of building user interfaces00 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Platform management overhead00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Workflow engine capability00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Platform access control00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Services-enabled integration00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Development environment creation00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Development environment replication00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Issue recovery00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes00 Ratings7.25 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azul Platform PrimeIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(4 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Performance
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azul Platform PrimeIBM Cloud Managed Istio
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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IBM
Clearly, the [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] tool is very useful when you have multiple services and each service is connecting with other services through APIs in different networks. To manage this type of complex network, [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] is very useful. It comes with a license that can increase the billing of your project so make sure if your application network mesh, monitoring cannot be managed on your own then you can use it. If your application is not very complex then you have many tools available like Grafana, Prometheus, Sumo Logic, which you can integrate individually with your cluster and implement. In this type of scenario, it is better to not use [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] and it will serve your purpose as well.
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Pros
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Improved real-time JVM
  • Cost effective
  • product support
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IBM
  • Layers transparently onto existing applications
  • Allows control of access and rules to be developed
  • Creates metrics for usage
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Cons
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Support
  • GC logging
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IBM
  • Some more functionalities added could improve it better.
  • Better technical user guidance.
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
Training and usage support available
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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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IBM
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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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IBM
  • It reduced the complexity of network mesh (ingress/egress services).
  • One tool with many solutions. No need to integrate monitoring tools or notification tools.
  • It reduced the number of lines of YAML code.
  • It reduced the number of labor hours.
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