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Executive Summary
Updated on May 12, 2022

We performed a comparison between Amazon AWS and Oracle Cloud Platform based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: While some Amazon AWS reviewers report the initial setup to be straightforward, others feel that the setup can be complex depending on the architecture of the solution. Most Oracle Cloud Platform users report the initial setup to be straightforward.
  • Features: Amazon AWS users say it is flexible, scalable, and performs well. A few users mention that its UI needs enhancement. Oracle Cloud Platform receives high marks from reviewers for its security and stability and slightly lower grades for its scalability.
  • Pricing: Reviewers of both solutions feel they are fairly priced.
  • ROI: Amazon AWS users report seeing an ROI, while Oracle Cloud Platform users say they have yet to see an ROI.
  • Service and Support: Amazon AWS reviewers are satisfied with the level of support they receive. Most Oracle Cloud Platform users feel that its technical support is decent but response time could be improved.

Comparison Results: Amazon AWS is the clear winner in this comparison. Our reviewers agree that Amazon AWS is a robust, high performing, and scalable solution with excellent customer support. Oracle Cloud Platform did come out on top in the Ease of Deployment category.

To learn more, read our detailed Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report (Updated: July 2022).
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Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud Platform
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Pros
"One of the features offered is scalability on demand.""Amazon AWS has improved a lot on security and is very good. Additionally, You can integrate your own security into their AWS platform.""The reason I like AWS is that they have a large market share and a large presence. When it comes to our use case, a big positive is that MuleSoft and AWS are working together very well. So instead of competing against each other, they're meshing together.""It's quite stable and scalable. The price is good as well.""One of the most valuable features is that Amazon AWS has a lot of data centers and regions where we can position our virtual machines for leverage. Amazon AWS is also easy to use. You can quickly spin up something, use Explorer, building proofs of concept, things like that. Once the proof of concept is built once and we know how things are going to look from a production perspective, we try to move everything to the data centers. These features and the ease of use are the main reasons why we use AWS.""I like the flexibility of this solution.""Very good automation and very stable.""Amazon AWS has good performance and easy management."

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"The simple infrastructure of the service is very useful.""They seem to be more readily integrating with Azure, which is great.""I like having the ability to easily run Oracle Linux server instances and to deploy Oracle Middleware and WebLogic servers. Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service products are also very useful, and we're using those right now within Oracle OCI.""A good feature of the solution is the clear roadmap it provides specifically from Oracle to PC, there are good options to use OTP.""Oracle does well when it comes to data privacy and security, which are critical.""The security on the solution is very good.""The pricing of the solution is pretty good.""Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is about as stable as the other CSPs, but Oracle Cloud is more common in Korea."

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Cons
"Its price should be lower. The price for in-house usage should be different from production usage.""The solution could always be further improved on the commercial side of things. Amazon Web Services are not cheap. It would be ideal if it was less expensive for the customer.""The price could be better. Support for data analytics could be better. I don't see much support for data analytics. They have a lot of support in Azure, but I don't see a lot of innovation on the data analytics side in AWS.""Amazon AWS is a very poor product for students. Microsoft Azure is a better solution.""Amazon AWS could be improved by lowering the general storage price.""I don't have complaints. Previously, we asked for more end-to-end workshops, examples, and tutorials and these have been added and improved.""AWS is very expensive.""While feasible, custom configuration will be more time consuming than standard."

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"In a future release, they could improve by adding some form of machine learning and artificial intelligence.""Since our Oracle products are on premise we cannot get the premier Oracle products.""The initial setup can be a bit complex.""Oracle Cloud Platform can improve the integration with hybrid and cross-cloud deployments. It should be a flexible solution with a very well-defined integration with other applications in the hybrid environment. There are certain integrations that are not straightforward.""Lacking in additional PaaS services.""The product could use some more development and maturity so it has more peripheral functionality already integrated.""There should be more management automation.""The portfolio should improve for the Oracle Cloud Platform. Oracle has to increase the services offered. New services should be added to be able to compete better with Amazon AWS which is the best, and the biggest service. Oracle Cloud Platform has a small portfolio, but it's a good one."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. I believe we are satisfied with the current pricing. Otherwise, we would have switched to another vendor."
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  • "There is a subscription cost rather than licensing for this product."
  • "On a monthly basis, we pay around $2,500 for licensing fees, with no additional costs. We do pay extra licensing for other on-premises solutions, but these are not related to Oracle Cloud Platform."
  • "The price is fair, but we have to manage it to keep it low."
  • "The best aspect of the Oracle Cloud Platform is the relation between the performance and the price. When you compare the price with Amazon AWS, Microsft Azure, or any other, the price for performance is the best."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "It's less expensive to operate your environment in the cloud than in-house. It's a bundle cost. Everything is included in one price."
  • "Oracle Cloud Platform has a decent pricing model."
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    Ranking
    2nd
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    43,991
    Comparisons
    39,560
    Reviews
    161
    Average Words per Review
    423
    Rating
    8.4
    5th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    16,379
    Comparisons
    14,227
    Reviews
    16
    Average Words per Review
    447
    Rating
    7.8
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Web Services, AWS
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. 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.

    The Oracle Cloud Platform (also known as Platform as a Service or PaaS) provides a shared and elastically scalable platform for consolidation of existing applications and new application development and deployment. The Oracle Cloud Platform delivers cost savings through standardization and higher utilization of the shard platform across multiple applications.

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    Sample Customers
    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud Platform
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 167 reviews while Oracle Cloud Platform is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 17 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Oracle Cloud Platform 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 Platform writes "Flexibility in supporting different capabilities and integrations make this excellent for moving to the cloud". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Oracle Cloud Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Public Cloud, OpenShift and Amazon Lightsail. See our Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report.

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