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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cloudflare is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Oracle Dyn Managed DNS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cloudflare and Oracle Dyn Managed DNS are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cloudflare

91%
75 Ratings
8.5

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

85%
103 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cloudflare

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

100%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

Cloudflare

90%
1 Rating
8.6

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

86%
101 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Cloudflare

85%
53 Ratings
8.6

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

86%
198 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudflare

I can't think of a single scenario where Cloudflare isn't useful. Our company uses Cloudflare for ALL sites. In fact, as a Web Development Agency, we don't work with clients unless they allow us to use Cloudflare. It's really that good ;-) and necessary for modern websites and apps.
Jason Janes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

Oracle managed DNS becomes very heavy when there is an ample amount of DNS being managed. However, the DNS creation and updating takes very less time to propagate and is very easy to use. So, for an organization, where there is a modest amount of DNS to manage, it works very well and gives a splendid experience. So, considering the complexity of managing the DNS for an IT company Oracle Dyn managed DNS is the best option to opt.
Dhruvan Tanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cloudflare

  • When you need a FREE and EASY TO SETUP SSL certificate on your page (if you don't have the locked locker icon when opening your page, you need it)
  • When you want to obfuscate your webpage's IP (any connection will give the Cloudflare's IP)
  • You need to speed up the connection for static content (it will not help database connections or dynamic content)
  • IF your DNS isn't good (Cloudflare's DNS is amazing, quick, easy, and works pretty well)
Igor Neumann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

  • The portal management is very easy to use in comparison to other companies for DNS management.
  • The have expert mode that allows for multiple edits on records and allows you to make notes for each edit on a zone.
  • The have TTLs that are as low as 30 seconds.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloudflare

  • There is a huge jump in price between the mid-tier and enterprise solutions which is hard to justify for smaller businesses, or companies owning many small businesses.
  • It is difficult to convert from a CNAME installation back to a DNS based one
  • Setting up page-level caching with web workers is counterintuitive for simple websites
Nicholas Tantillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

  • Simpler billing interface
  • More responsive sales team to provide relevant QBRs to ensure proper and best practice use of the product/platform
  • Integration of the Dyn ECT Managed DNS with Dyn Domain Registration would be a nice feature as currently I have to manage two consoles and billing accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloudflare

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Cloudflare Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Pro$202
Business$2002
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. none
  2. per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

General

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

Starting Price

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It does exactly what we need, its fast, secure and reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 9.0
Based on 1 answer
While there are some parts of the service that can be tricky to implement if you have a very custom site, like holepunching for cache, for the most part, the service works very well out of the box and is easy to use
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS 8.6
Based on 101 answers
This is the only real gripe we have with Dyn; their web-UI can be remarkably painful to use.In the "simple" editor, DNS records are arranged in a kind of "node" view, where each record is a node and any records of the same name or longer (i.e. all records called "record.example.com" or "other.record.example.com") fall under it. This creates an odd sort of hierarchical view that's not really representative of the zone file.The "expert" editor doesn't have an actual delete button, just a checkbox. If you want to update conflicting record types (for example, replacing an A record with a CNAME) you have to check the box for the record being deleted, save changes, create the new record, save changes, and finally publish changes.Dyn uses a publish model for changes, where all changes you make are staged and can be reverted or published all at once. This is fine, except that the publish/revert dialog is in a different page. This is nice when you have many changes, but very annoying when you're changing just one or two records across multiple zones.These are relatively minor issues in an otherwise good platform; annoyances more than deal breakers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 8.5
Based on 53 answers
I (fortunately) have not encountered an issue I deemed severe enough to require me to submit a ticket to support. Most of the time, the problems I have encountered were fixable by simply waiting (as is usual with DNS services); or Googling and perusing their perfectly serviceable documentation and browsing support forums.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS 8.6
Based on 198 answers
The support team at Dyn has always been very helpful and have tried to answer our questions to the best of their knowledge. We have never had any issues from support tickets and they are often resolved in a few hours
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cloudflare

CloudFlare is always innovating fast and adding new interesting solutions to the CDN, DNS, and DDoS problems that keep appearing as the internet grows and matures. Due to network effects, using CloudFlare is easier, faster, and more reliable than the competitors, and their support is super fast. I have used other solutions in previous companies like Akamai but their APIs were not very easy to use and their interfaces were not that friendly, also their CDNs were not as fast to clear the cache.
Daniel Anjos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

We use both Oracle Dyn Managed DNS and Amazon Route 53. We like having our main DNS provider outside our cloud provider in case there's an issue with Amazon and we need to point things somewhere else temporarily. But for all the smaller stuff and internal stuff, we use Route 53 successfully.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloudflare

  • Uptime: With Cloudflare's website protection, we have avoided panic-inducing outages and downtime.
  • Reduced hosting load: Cloudflare's CDN allows us to use smaller servers and greatly diminish bandwidth usage.
  • Reduced domain renewal cost: Most of our domains could be transferred to Cloudflare, where domain renewals are as cheap as possible.
  • Increased total website cost: All of Cloudflare's features aren't free, and they increase our monthly overall website cost. The protection and other features are helpful, just not free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Dyn Managed DNS

  • For the law firm its being used for, it keeps their remote users working. For law firms, time is money, usually every 15 minutes lost can be a big deal to them.
  • Sometimes it has switched when its not supposed to, and causes downtime. No real way to inform users when the switch is happening, it would be great to have an email alert we can not only send to ourselves but a notification to primary and technical partners in the firm so they don't have to yell at us like something is broken, instead they are aware it had to change.
William Burnette | TrustRadius Reviewer

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