CloudFoundry vs. SAP Business Technology Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudFoundry
Score 7.1 out of 10
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CloudFoundry is a free, open source cloud computing platform supported by the non-profit CloudFoundry. It is not tied to any particular cloud service, but can be self-hosted or run on any cloud service preferred.N/A
SAP Business Technology Platform
Score 8.4 out of 10
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SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is the company's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, that brings together intelligent enterprise applications with database and data management, analytics, integration and extension capabilities into one platform for both cloud and hybrid environments, including hundreds of pre-built integrations for SAP and third-party applications.
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Pricing
CloudFoundrySAP Business Technology Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudFoundrySAP Business Technology Platform
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSAP BTP offers tailored pricing models designed to meet any business scenario
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Community Pulse
CloudFoundrySAP Business Technology Platform
Considered Both Products
CloudFoundry

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SAP Business Technology Platform
Chose SAP Business Technology Platform
We have used the plain cloud foundry variant also, and there were many problems we faced while running applications on cloud foundry. We have also used the GCP platform to run our applications here also faced many problems.
SAP BTP services and integration of service are strong …
Top Pros
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Features
CloudFoundrySAP Business Technology Platform
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
CloudFoundry
9.8
1 Ratings
18% above category average
SAP Business Technology Platform
7.4
306 Ratings
10% below category average
Ease of building user interfaces10.01 Ratings7.7296 Ratings
Scalability9.01 Ratings8.2292 Ratings
Development environment creation10.01 Ratings7.2280 Ratings
Development environment replication10.01 Ratings7.0240 Ratings
Issue recovery10.01 Ratings6.8240 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes10.01 Ratings7.5265 Ratings
Platform management overhead00 Ratings6.9281 Ratings
Workflow engine capability00 Ratings7.7256 Ratings
Platform access control00 Ratings7.5288 Ratings
Services-enabled integration00 Ratings7.7289 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification00 Ratings6.8271 Ratings
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CloudFoundrySAP Business Technology Platform
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IBM Cloud Private
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudFoundrySAP Business Technology Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(310 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(299 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(206 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudFoundrySAP Business Technology Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudFoundry
It's well suited if:
  • The organization has large number of applications that needs to be deployed frequently.
  • The organization is tied to the DevOps mindset.
  • The organization has programs in different languages.
  • The applications does not need EJB's support that servers like web logic provide.
It's less suited if:
  • The applications needs security configuration within the same CloudFoundry instance.
  • The organization, for whatever reason does not want developers to manage the instances.
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SAP
BTP is particularly good for Integrating S4 and other SAP platforms. It is also good for developing Software like CAP and Fiori Applications. The event mesh is progressing. I am looking forward to the integration with SAP Build APp, SAP Build Code, and SAP Process Automation. Overall, there are good security and roles.
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Pros
CloudFoundry
  • Support for Orgs and Spaces that allow for managing users and deployables within a large organization.
  • Easy deployment, deploying code is as simple as executing single line from CLI, thanks to build-packs.
  • Solid and rich CLI, that allows for various operations on the instance.
  • Isolated Virtual Machines called Droplets, that provide clean run time environment for the code. This used to be a problem with Weblogic and other application servers, where multiple applications are run on the same cluster and they share resources.
  • SSH capability for the droplet (isolated VM's are called droplets), that allows for real time viewing of the App code while the application is running.
  • Support for multiple languages, thanks to build-packs.
  • Support for horizontal scaling, scaling an instance horizontally is a breeze.
  • Support for configuring environment variable using the service bindings.
  • Supports memory and disk space limit allocation for individual applications.
  • Supports API's as well as workers (processes without endpoints)
  • Supports blue-green deployment with minimal down time
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SAP
  • Authentication options - In the past, we needed to really leverage our own solutions for MFA and other security measures, but now, out-of-the-box these options are really good and readily available.
  • Ease of use - the interface has been adjusted to be really easy on the eyes but also simpler, less convoluted, and really well thought out.
  • Modernized SAP experience - compared to the old stuff, SAP is really modernizing all of the experiences. The new house style is rejuvenated, and the company is really becoming more likable compared to 10 years ago!
  • SAP Discovery and Missions are a real treat to see what the upcoming costs are!
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Cons
CloudFoundry
  • Does not support stateful containers and that would be a nice to have.
  • Supports showing logs, but does not persist the logs anywhere. This makes relying on Cloud Foundry's logs very unreliable. The logs have to be persisted using other third party tools like Elk and Kibana.
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SAP
  • Expand the standard integration with S4Hana bringing all tables, such as maintenance plans, task lists, etc.
  • Expand the standard integration with APM (asset performance management). Ability to create BTP “items/events” from an APM alert for example.
  • Add more options to UI.
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Likelihood to Renew
CloudFoundry
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SAP
As many customers have SAP landscape, the SAP Business Technology Platform is slowly becoming an integral part of the cloud solutions.
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Usability
CloudFoundry
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SAP
SAP Analytics cloud build on SAP BTP . can be customized to specific business needs by adding applications on the BTP. Data and analysis helped various business units take critical decisions and make road for future enhancements .BTP's ability to connect and integrate various SAP and non-SAP systems, processes can be integrated and digitalized end-to-end. Such as system logging, the available permissions vary within the system.
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Support Rating
CloudFoundry
No answers on this topic
SAP
I have given this rating because there are points that need to be improved with the Support of the SAP Business Technology Platform. Given that there are lots of components and parts within a low-code platform, often there would be a turnaround whether a certain issue is related to the Platform or the Infrastructure.
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Implementation Rating
CloudFoundry
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SAP
1. Sometimes the licensing doesn’t make sense, e.g., Difficult to understand the license for ABAP cloud runtime. 2. When SAP Business Technology Platform workflow cost is very high but process automation which offers more features has less cost.
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Alternatives Considered
CloudFoundry
While Docker shines in providing support for volumes and stateful instances, Cloud foundry shines in providing support for deploying stateless services. Heroku shines in integrating with Git and using commits to git as hooks to trigger deployments right from the command line. But it does not provide on-premise solution that Cloud foundry provides.
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SAP
We have used the plain cloud foundry variant also, and there were many problems we faced while running applications on cloud foundry. We have also used the GCP platform to run our applications here also faced many problems. SAP BTP services and integration of service are strong points to consider it.
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Return on Investment
CloudFoundry
  • Positive impact, since it simplifies the deployment time by a huge margin. Without cloud foundry, deploying a code needs coordination with infrastructure teams, while with cloud foundry, its a simple one line command. This reduces the deployment time from at least few hours to few minutes. Faster deployments promote faster dev cycle iterations.
  • Code maintenance such as upgrading a Node or Java version is as simple as updating the build-pack. Without cloud foundry, using web logic, the specific version only supports a specific version of Java. So updating the version involves upgrading the version of web logic that needs to involve few teams. So without cloud foundry, it takes at least few days, with cloud foundry, its a matter of few mins.
  • Overall, happier Developers and thats harder to quantify.
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SAP
  • Nicely linked and Developed a single platform for all Application Development and Deployment.
  • It is easy to use and links each and every service with a single click.
  • Negative impact is SAP BTP way more costlier than any other system like AWS and Azure.
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