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Question: Looking for pricing comparison between Amazon AWS and Oracle Cloud
Answer: i concur with Rafael, AWS is more for apps to be built and is more popular; for Oracle Apps and Enterprise applications my money is on OCI; also evaluate lift and shift services from both options; this will give you better understanding to move forward.
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"The most valuable feature is scalability, as it is very easy to scale.""We've built several AI ML solutions and done lots of work on the GPUs available on Amazon servers. We did a lot of work around web spidering, natural language processing, and machine learning or deep learning workloads.""They integrate well with various other solutions.""The features with Amazon AWS that I have found most valuable are its flexibility and high availability. These are the most important and attractive points for me.""The AWS feature that I most enjoy is Lambda functions. I primarily use serverless components because they allow you to process things without having to compromise on resources like when running EC2 instances or virtual machines. With minimal effort, you can scale up an unlimited number of processes, even concurrently, to process things. I frequently work with web APIs, so I use Lambda a lot in this area.""The pricing model is good. It's pay-as-you-go.""Machine learning is a valuable feature.""This solution is a good option if you are looking for cloud-based storage. Using a cloud-based solution, it is not required to accommodate a full workload. You can start with a basic version and scale up as needed."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the Interface.""Oracle Cloud is reasonably scalable - I'd rate it seven out of ten.""The most valuable features are the manageability and the user interface.""What I like best about Oracle Cloud is that it is an all-in-one system for everything.""Overall, I would say that Oracle Cloud provides support with zero down time and the high probability is very good.""It is more secure and more controlled than an on-premises deployment.""The pricing isn't too bad.""The most valuable feature is that it offers several adaptors."

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"The technical support can take longer than expected sometimes. They could improve on this.""The technical support package for free trial users should be built on and improved.""The dashboard can be improved a little bit to provide more information.""The pricing is reasonable but there is always room to be better.""Their metadata management in AWS needs improvement.""This solution could offer more security.""The invoicing procedure of Amazon AWS needs to be improved. It can be difficult to manage.""The difficulty of the implementation depends on the project. We have a lot of very complicated and complex project which make the implementation more difficult. However, a small project can be very simple to implement. In general, over 90% of the project tend to be complex implementations."

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"Areas that need improvement are the pricing and the support.""Oracle Cloud's price is very high.""The integration tools that they offer are quite complex to use.""Oracle Cloud could be improved with better third-party integrations.""They offer some basic services but the choice is not as rich as other cloud providers.""In the next release, I would like to see more automation.""The solution could always be less expensive.""The configuration through the cloud is complicated. It's not straightforward."

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  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
  • "AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced."
  • "Amazon AWS is really cost-effective."
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  • "Improvements can be made with respect to flexibility in the licensing model."
  • "The subscription is a pay-as-you-go model, with fees that are dependent on usage."
  • "The subscription cost is too high."
  • "We pay the subscription cost."
  • "The pricing is the best."
  • "Pricing needs to be improved."
  • "The price of the solution should be reduced to a price that people can afford."
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    Rafael Ramirez - PeerSpot reviewerRafael Ramirez

    There are many points for comparison between AWS and OCI that greatly affect cost and features: network egress (AWS recently reduced cost to compete with OCI), compute cost (OCI has flexible shapes while AWS uses fixed EC2 capacities), security (OCI compartments has no easy equivalent in AWS), HA within Availability domain (OCI has fault domains, AWS has no equivalent), VMWare capability (vendor managed only in AWS, customer managed in OCI) to name a few.  In general, AWS has many features for building new apps on latest dev platforms (e.g. its developer oriented) while OCI may not have as many dev features (i.e. they are always catching up) but is geared more for production, enterprise apps (e.g. considerations for security, scalability and fault tolerance have been there from the start).

    But since you are considering packaged Enterprise apps such as Ellucian Banner ERP and Peoplesoft, in general OCI has more to offer than AWS (which is more for developers for new, custom apps). There are docs to deploy Ellucian Banner ERP in OCI (there's a reference architecture) while Peoplesoft, being an Oracle product, has either a full-blown SaaS solution aside from a reference architecture for infra on OCI - these you cannot easily find in AWS. Also, I presume these apps are using an Oracle database backend and there are many benefits to moving an Oracle db to OCI (DB cloud service, autonomous DB, scalability using RAC on fault domains, BYOL credits twice CPUs vs divide by 2 for AWS, varied Data Guard possibilities).

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    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud. It offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center. Oracle Cloud helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation by increasing business agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity.

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    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider17%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 172 reviews while Oracle Cloud is ranked 7th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 11 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Oracle Cloud is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Cloud writes "Offers many good database options and is highly available, but the number of supported regions is limited". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Alibaba Cloud, whereas Oracle Cloud is most compared with Google Firebase, DigitalOcean, Alibaba Cloud, Linode and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. See our Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud report.

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