Likelihood to Recommend
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 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.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review 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. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review 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. Read full review Alternatives Considered
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,
, IBM cloud etc, not against or segregated from it.
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is great for Java applications where you are using other Google components already, for example Google GCP, Google BigQuery, etc. Redhat,
, 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.
Read full review Return on Investment 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! Read full review 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. Read full review ScreenShots