Amazon AWS vs Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

Amazon AWS
Ranking in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
2nd
Ranking in PaaS Clouds
2nd
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
250
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure...
Ranking in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
3rd
Ranking in PaaS Clouds
3rd
Average Rating
7.8
Number of Reviews
91
Ranking in other categories
Container Registry (5th)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) category, the mindshare of Amazon AWS is 14.0%, down from 26.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is 9.9%, down from 16.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
Unique Categories:
PaaS Clouds
13.7%
Container Registry
0.1%
 

Q&A Highlights

HM
Feb 04, 2022
 

Featured Reviews

JM
Feb 4, 2022
Good support, impressive technology, and beneficial service portfolio
Amazon AWS has a better portfolio. They have an impressive technology and service portfolio The invoicing procedure of Amazon AWS needs to be improved. It can be difficult to manage. I have used Amazon AWS within the last 12 months. The technical support of Amazon AWS is good. I have used…
AK
Oct 5, 2021
Provides good, basic functionality needs; additional PaaS services would be helpful
We are a software-based company. We develop custom applications for our customers. We are currently customers of Oracle but working on forming a partnership with Oracle Cloud Singapore. I'm a cloud engineer Oracle Cloud offers more of the basic functionality needs than other cloud providers…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"This solution is stable and reliable."
"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."
"You can instantly scale resources up or down as needed, avoiding the need to build infrastructure from scratch."
"We can easily upgrade and downgrade the Instance."
"It streamlines tasks like table creation and data loading into Redshift, making the process more efficient and manageable."
"AWS is easier to implement than other solutions, and it's more reliable."
"Amazon AWS has good performance and easy management."
"It improves the speed for us to access vendors."
"Oracle Cloud is reasonably scalable - I'd rate it seven out of ten."
"I have found Oracle Cloud to be a scalable solution."
"The most valuable feature of Oracle Cloud is the digital assistant."
"The product is easy to use and deploy."
"We are not using any features offered by OCI but only using virtual machines. So our data only syncs from our On-premises to cloud. The compute and performance are better than other cloud solutions."
"We have seen a return on investment."
"The feature I think should be improved is the option to rename the machines."
"It's reliable, performs well, and is often faster than running applications on separate machines due to optimized performance and networking capabilities within OCI."
 

Cons

"One problem is that the AWS public cloud doesn't have shared storage capabilities. The second thing is the cloud performance versus on-prem."
"Some of the storage services could be cheaper."
"Some of their well-listed services are not super configurable."
"Amazon AWS should integrate AI capabilities."
"They should implement the command shell by default. As it is now, to open the console, you have to download the command application."
"The networking is overly complex."
"One thing that Azure offers that I think is good is Migrate appliance. So, Azure has a migrate appliance that allows you to run against workloads to determine the cost, preparedness, and scalability. I haven't found a similar feature in AWS. That kind of service would be great on AWS too if you could point it to the data center."
"The dashboard can be improved a little bit to provide more information."
"The solution should integrate better with other tools and different vendors."
"Lacking in additional PaaS services."
"The product features related to the manufacturing domain must be improved."
"The product's technical support is an area with shortcomings that need improvement."
"The configuration through the cloud is complicated. It's not straightforward."
"The solution isn't very mature. The on-premises deployment has more features and the cloud needs to work to match those options."
"Sometimes when we install something, we need to partition and maybe rebuild the index. This can cause some issues for performance. In the future, I would like to see more stability and fewer bugs."
"The biggest challenge I'm having with the cloud offering is the sizing. So, pricing becomes difficult. The sizing challenge is in terms of being very clear on how your data growth or your requirements would be. It becomes a bit difficult to be able to ensure that there's enough future proofing in what you've signed. At the same time, the whole idea behind the cloud is to be able to pay for what you use. You don't want to pay for something that you're not using."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution should improve the pricing."
"With Amazon AWS, you pay as you go."
"When compared to GCP, Google, or Azure, the price could be lower."
"When I first started using the solution I used a free trial, and then we upgraded to a pay-as-you-go subscription. We have an allocated budget of $50."
"It is comparable if you add in the price structure to an on-prem solution."
"The pricing is expensive."
"It's an expensive product."
"We are happy with the pricing."
"The subscription is a pay-as-you-go model, with fees that are dependent on usage."
"I rate Oracle Cloud three to four out of ten on a scale from one to ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive."
"Oracle Cloud Platform has a decent pricing model."
"There is an annual and a subscription option."
"The licenses for this solution are very comprehensive and, therefore, very economical; there is only one cost, and it covers all available features without any chargeable add-ons."
"OCI's pricing is one of its best features."
"The subscription cost is too high."
"The pricing is a little bit expensive compared to other products."
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Comparison Review

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Answers from the Community

HM
Feb 4, 2022
Feb 4, 2022
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 (vendo...
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RR
Jan 6, 2022
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).
GS
Feb 4, 2022
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.
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
23%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Computer Software Company
11%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Computer Software Company
15%
Financial Services Firm
11%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Government
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

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What do you like most about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry?
It's reliable, performs well, and is often faster than running applications on separate machines due to optimized performance and networking capabilities within OCI.
What needs improvement with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry?
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure stands out due to its exceptional performance and advanced technology. The progress and innovation demonstrated by Oracle are truly impressive and exceed my expectations...
 

Also Known As

Amazon Web Services, AWS
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry, Oracle OCIR, OCIR, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Cloud Platform
 

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