IBM Cloud Foundry vs. Oracle Java Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Cloud Foundry
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud Foundry is an IBM version of the open-source platform designed for building, testing, deploying, and scaling applications. Enterprises can run Cloud Foundry in a public isolated environment, while natively integrating with other IBM Cloud services, such as AI, Blockchain, and IoT.
$0.07
Per GBH
Java Cloud
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Oracle offers the Java Cloud Service, a PaaS supporting the fast and easy development of Java applications.
$0.15
Comparison Price (/vCPU)
Pricing
IBM Cloud FoundryOracle Java Cloud
Editions & Modules
Community Runtimes
$0.07
Per GBH
Standard Edition
$0.15485
Comparison Price (/vCPU)
Enterprise Edition
$0.15485
Comparison Price (/vCPU)
High Performance Edition
$0.3871
Comparison Price (/vCPU)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Cloud FoundryJava Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
IBM Cloud FoundryOracle Java Cloud
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.7
21 Ratings
5% below category average
Oracle Java Cloud
-
Ratings
Ease of building user interfaces7.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Scalability8.521 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform management overhead8.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow engine capability8.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform access control10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Services-enabled integration7.520 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment creation7.819 Ratings00 Ratings
Development environment replication7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification5.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue recovery7.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes7.519 Ratings00 Ratings
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IBM Cloud FoundryOracle Java Cloud
Small Businesses
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda
Score 8.7 out of 10
GraalVM
GraalVM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
GraalVM
GraalVM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
GraalVM
GraalVM
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
IBM Cloud FoundryOracle Java Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(29 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Cloud FoundryOracle Java Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
As it is an open-source platform as a service, it is very easy to operate, scale, and deploy regardless of what programming language and framework it's written in. However, it could be improved in terms of scalability. There should be proper documentation for easier and clearer understanding to make the process smooth.
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Oracle
Oracle Java Cloud is especially appropriate for moderate to complex Java applications. Due to BYOL licensing, it is also works well when you are planning to do dev and test in-house and then deploy it on Oracle Java Cloud. It is not well suited for simple Java applications due to the cost of Oracle Java Cloud. Simple applications don't need the fully managed aspect of Oracle Java Cloud.
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Pros
IBM
  • Simplicity - the command line tool provided can get you up and running within minutes.
  • Resourceful - IBM Cloud Foundry is built on top of the open source Cloud Foundry technology, so any resources you find online about Cloud Foundry generally can be applied.
  • Feature rich - provides all the necessary features for a cloud based platform, such as auto-scaling, 0 downtime deployment.
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Oracle
  • Configuring and then deploying Java applications is straightforward and can be done very easily.
  • Management console for Oracle Java Cloud is integrated with the rest of the IT stack, making it easy to figure out performance bottlenecks in Java applications and Java PaaS.
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Cons
IBM
  • Need: VISUALIZATION CAPABILITIES! Particularly with the Conversation Service.
  • Need: Annotation capabilities for dialog nodes in Conversation Service.
  • Need: Search/querying capabilities in Conversation Service
  • Need: Clearer documentation of the S2T service. I had to use a third party website for an understanding of how to use this.
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Oracle
  • Pricing can certainly be improved as the cost adds up for dev/test environments using the Oracle Java Cloud platform.
  • It is hard to customize Oracle Java Cloud for complex Java applications requiring high bandwidth memory and network requirements.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
CF is what we initially went with to establish a development pipeline and start our cloud journey, now we are expanding this and although we are now pulling in many other tools and functions around CF, it is not being replaced. It stands out as having a key place working ‘with’ git, Kubernetes, IBM cloud etc, not against or segregated from it.
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Oracle
Google App Engine is great for Java applications where you are using other Google components already, for example Google GCP, Google BigQuery, etc. Redhat, OpenShift, and Pivotal CloudFounder are great when the application is very complex and includes components that are Java and non-Java based (Python, etc). Amazon AWS is more difficult to configure than Oracle Java Cloud - Oracle Java Cloud has simpler UI.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • IBM Bluemix is mainly a foundation enabler at this stage, although our business plan does look promising.
  • The low cost of development on Bluemix for a start-up like us is so helpful......we had no spare cash for this project besides what we could save or borrow at first, and that wasn't much. We are still trying to attract venture capital to cover the main Cordova Coding effort plus the launch "Cash Burn".
  • Features like push notifications, mobile-back end, and world-beating security help us to sell our SaaS products/services.
  • The pure (usually!) functionality of IBM products and services is very rewarding to work with.They are so insightful and thoughtful, to say naught of clever!
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Oracle
  • Positive impact on ROI by reducing the time to deploy Java applications in the cloud.
  • Positive impact on business objectives by reducing the CapEx needed to hire staff to deploy and then later maintain the Java instances.
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