Azul Platform Prime vs. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud

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
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is a comprehensive service that offers fully managed OpenShift clusters, on IBM Cloud platform. It is directly integrated into the same Kubernetes service that maintains 25 billion on-demand forecasts daily at The Weather Company.N/A
Pricing
Azul Platform PrimeRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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Azul Platform PrimeRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Container Management
Comparison of Container Management features of Product A and Product B
Azul Platform Prime
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Ratings
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
7.9
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Security and Isolation00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Container Orchestration00 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Cluster Management00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Storage Management00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Resource Allocation and Optimization00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Discovery Tools00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Update Rollouts and Rollbacks00 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Self-Healing and Recovery00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Analytics, Monitoring, and Logging00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azul Platform PrimeRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(4 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Performance
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(3 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azul Platform PrimeRed Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
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
RedHat OpenShift is not only suited for IBM Cloud but can run in ANY cloud. We installed in Azure Cloud, for example. It can also run on Linux servers or a Power 9 machine. It is built for multi-cloud or on-prem environments. IBM support provides such excellent guidance in the installation and configuration that no other product on the market can beat it.
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Pros
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Improved real-time JVM
  • Cost effective
  • product support
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IBM
  • Multiclick provisioning of resources makes it super easy to manage pods and deployments. We don't have to maintain code for the same
  • In built security features and customizability ensures that organization wide standards are integrated well into the containers
  • Automated backups, scale ups and fail recovery makes sure of minimal down time
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Cons
Azul Systems, Inc
  • Support
  • GC logging
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IBM
  • I wish it had better compatibility with docker file syntax. We had issues when it couldn't build standard docker files
  • Wish it had better documentation
  • Wish they offered fully supported client libraries for the Openshift API rather than dumping it on a 3rd party
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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
I think response time for IBM Cloud support should be improved.
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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
We evaluated a number of potential solutions and ultimately chose Red Hat OpenShift because it was compatible with our existing technology. Time and costs savings have been realized throughout the company since we implemented Red Hat OpenShift, and the IT department has been freed up to focus on activities that are more valuable.
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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
  • Our customer satisfaction and NPS score has had positive outcomes based on new architecture
  • We are focused on business outcomes vs running the service and maintenance
  • OpenShift on IBM Cloud has had a direct, positive impact on TCO, ROI, and payback period
  • Our staff is more focused on higher-level business activities, i.e. acquiring & customer retention
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