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Likelihood to Recommend

Nanobox

I would only get into it if I where willing to pay for the support plan and getting some assurances from the team as to where they are headed. The platform itself is great and can save you a ton of hard work and money. but it's hard to be confidant in it's sustainability.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Java Cloud

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Nanobox
8.6
Java Cloud
8.0
Scalability
Nanobox
10.0
Java Cloud
9.0
Platform management overhead
Nanobox
10.0
Java Cloud
8.0
Platform access control
Nanobox
8.0
Java Cloud
6.0
Services-enabled integration
Nanobox
9.0
Java Cloud
7.0
Development environment creation
Nanobox
10.0
Java Cloud
9.0
Development environment replication
Nanobox
10.0
Java Cloud
9.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Nanobox
6.0
Java Cloud
9.0
Issue recovery
Nanobox
8.0
Java Cloud
7.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Nanobox
6.0
Java Cloud
8.0
Ease of building user interfaces
Nanobox
Java Cloud
7.0
Workflow engine capability
Nanobox
Java Cloud
9.0

Pros

Nanobox

  • Relatively easy setup. One file named "boxfile.xml" controls all relevant services including there communication ports, routes and build steps.
  • Scaling is easy - you can put everything on one machine, split certain services to dedicated machines and scale services to multiple machines. best of all this can be done at any time with almost zero down time.
  • I have not used this yet, but for a few hundred dollars a month you can get dedicated operational services to help you make your setup even easier and ensure your system is operational.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Java Cloud

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nanobox

  • The company has not been very communicative as of lately. Not much news, no apparent work on missing features.
  • Some components are incomplete as far as some critical features. For example, I use RethinkDB as my database and it's missing critical features like backup and clustering, so It is unusable and they should have made that clear from the get go.
  • The pricing on the support plan is vague. I do have the feeling it is actually well worth the money, but it's hard to form a decisions based without more predictable specific.
  • Seems to me like the platform's future is unclear.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Java Cloud

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nanobox

The ability to choose your own cloud provider is huge, especially for a small start up like I have. We have a lot of free credit from AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Azure, etc...The data layer is baked into the system which is better for integration then an external provider.There are also a lot fewer differences between environment as everything is Docker based which gives me the confidence that what works on my machine is going to work in production.Heroku doesn't have good support for Docker containers yet and although Heroku has served me well in the past, it is limited in some aspects.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Java Cloud

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nanobox

  • The platform is saving me a lot of time I would have been wasting on operations instead of development.
  • The platform is saving me a lot of money as I can easily switch between cloud providers to find the best price.
  • I am worried though for the price I might have to pay in case of an unexpected system issue.
  • Hopefully I will be able to pay the support plan before that.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Java Cloud

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nanobox

General

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

Java Cloud

General

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

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