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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle APEX

It is appropriate for database application development supporting data driven processes, online transaction processing, BI/reports/analytics ... for addressing about any business data processing need I can think of. Oracle Application Express is fantastic for creating beautiful rich user interfaces with support for all major browsers rendering well on a range of devices. It is less appropriate for applications requiring native low level access to device peripherals and is less appropriate for applications that must execute offline without network/internet connection to supporting application and database servers.
Glenn Roberts III | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

WaveMaker is a great platform for enterprise and SME's because it can save a lot on resources and time. The price is very low compared to the other competitors of WaveMaker and the best thing about WaveMaker is its no lock-in policy, you can always download the code and work on other IDEs. Overall an amazing platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Oracle APEX
8.0
WaveMaker
9.3
Visual Modeling
Oracle APEX
7.5
WaveMaker
9.0
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Oracle APEX
7.8
WaveMaker
8.9
Platform Security
Oracle APEX
8.2
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform User Management
Oracle APEX
8.5
WaveMaker
9.5
Reusability
Oracle APEX
8.0
WaveMaker
9.5
Platform Scalability
Oracle APEX
8.2
WaveMaker
9.5

Pros

Oracle APEX

  • Easy upgrade path from Forms, allowing reuse of code and a low learning curve for Forms developers.
  • Very quick to develop in. Ideal for prototyping or iterative development which is how we usually work.
  • Comes with cross browser and mobile compatibility out of the box.
  • Easy to incorporate other web technologies.
  • Development environment runs straight from a browser. This has proved to be a life saver when issues crop up on a weekend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

  • WaveMaker has helped us create internal applications in very short amount of time at a very low cost.
  • The interface is really clean and it is easy to understand, you need not be an expert coder to work on WaveMaker.
  • You can download your developed application and deploy it on any server you wish. There is no lock in whatsoever.
  • The support team is super supportive and they are genuinely interested in solving your problems.
  • WaveMaker helps you develop web and hybrid applications simultaneously, so you will be saving a lot of time and effort.
  • WaveMaker is constantly upgrading and the team makes sure that they inform the users about the upgrades.
Parikshit Potnuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle APEX

  • Perhaps is our problem, since we haven’t explored it deeply, but I think that a better portability to mobile devices would help the adoption of APEX.
  • Applications weren’t as light as we thought, and we had to move the APEX server to the same data center where our data base was running, due to performance issues. When we started, we supposed that that situation would not be an issue.
  • At least in Argentina and Brazil, you can not find as many programmers with experience in APEX as you can find with other technologies.
Federico Shortrede | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

  • I believe that for this case, is important the technical support, which solves you or give workarounds that work for your issues. It answers in 24 hours, in labour days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I felt very comfortable using Oracle Application Express from the start. I designed my data model and quickly developed the basic CRUD pages for master tables. Then I designed the main functionality and was able to test and deploy it in a couple of days work. I will probably share the app with other members of the team and continue adding some features in the short term.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
its easy to use as a developer and applications designed using apex are easy and intuitive to use as an end user. Even non-coders can build good applications, the more code you can write the more you can enhance the application but you can get up and running quickly with almost no technical know how.
Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Very active and knowledgeable community support includes quick and helpful responses from the Oracle employees on the product development team. I've never had to raise an official support request - everything is dealt with via forums and user groups - or via direct emails. The supposrt commuinty is one of the great things about Apex.
Kathryn Gamble | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

WaveMaker 9.0
Based on 1 answer
There were instances where we had specific requests and the support team was really helpful because they were really concerned about getting me a solution.
Parikshit Potnuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle APEX

Oracle APEX 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Using it on the cloud is really simple, the entire process of configuring and provisioning an Oracle Database takes only a few minutes (less than 10) and then Oracle APEX is already deployed on the database, so you just have to start using it. I would strongly recommend using APEX on Oracle Cloud Free Tier.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Oracle APEX

Obviously Oracle Application Express cannot replace WebLogic in terms of creating domains but it is not designed to do that. We can use this tool to prototype and later develop a product using the Oracle WebLogic platform. We selected Oracle Application Express due to the ease of learning, and not having to buy licenses to use it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

WaveMaker is much cheaper and performs better.
Stefano Barcellona | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle APEX

  • In the mid-size organization, we had a BI tool that had a significant license cost involved. With Oracle back-end we were able to switch to APEX and move all reporting at literally zero cost.
  • For Oracle PL/SQL users the learning curve is very quick and easy, there are ready templates that you can start with and eventually create complex reports.
  • You can track authorization and authentication on data editing and usage. High performance as it is native oracle sql codes.
  • Centralized data capturing, makes your datawarehouse writable for lookup tables or reference tables.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WaveMaker

  • WaveMaker has helped us reduce the number of developers working on the application development.
  • It has helped us save a lot of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Oracle APEX

General

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

Oracle APEX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

WaveMaker

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

WaveMaker Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
WaveMaker EnterpriseContact Sales1
  1. Developer based pricing
SaaS Edition
WaveMaker Online$5001
  1. per user/month
Additional Pricing Details
Predictable pricing that does not impose any limits on your applications. Learn more at https://www.wavemaker.com/pricing

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle APEX
9.2
WaveMaker
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle APEX
8.2
WaveMaker

Usability

Oracle APEX
8.2
WaveMaker

Support Rating

Oracle APEX
8.2
WaveMaker
9.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle APEX
9.1
WaveMaker

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