Amazon AWS vs Pivotal Cloud Foundry comparison


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Amazon AWS
Ranking in PaaS Clouds
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Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) (2nd)
Pivotal Cloud Foundry
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the PaaS Clouds category, the mindshare of Amazon AWS is 13.3%, down from 19.5% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is 9.4%, down from 10.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Jan 24, 2024
Easy to use, manage and crucial for scaling our resources effortlessly
I generally EC2 workloads. We use it to host our applications and provide our software service on the cloud. We integrate with EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) to manage containerized applications. EKS helps us manage our containerized applications on AWS. We use various AWS services for different…
Stephen  Hack - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 16, 2022
Easy to use, simple to sign-in, but lacking graphical interface
Pivotal Cloud Foundry is used as a cloud platform Pivotal Cloud Foundry has helped our organization by the way we've set it up, it's easy to sign in, bind services, push services, and create YAML files. The most valuable features of Pivotal Cloud Foundry are its ease of use and the command line…

Quotes from Members

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


"This solution is used as the basic requirement for any virtual machines use cases, the storage is used for each use case."
"I like that it's easy to use."
"The pricing model is good. It's pay-as-you-go."
"The installation and initial setup are easy."
"Since AWS came a bit later to the market, they are always improving and upgrading their platform."
"The cutting-edge design is valuable."
"It's very user-friendly."
"The most valuable features are how stable and easy to use Amazon AWS is."
"PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime."
"It supports CI/CD, and is integrated with the CI/CD very well."
"We find its stability and scalability valuable."
"The solution is stable and resilient. In our company, we do not even see any challenges with the solution."
"Stability is not a concern with this product."
"The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is auto-healing and the plenty of other features that are provided."
"It provides a set of developer-friendly tools that simplify application deployment."
"Pivotal Cloud Foundry is very robust, especially for building Java."


"It works very well with open-source solutions like Java, but not with .NET technologies."
"The billing should be more competitive."
"The networking is overly complex."
"I'd like to see integration with MySQL."
"Amazon AWS could be improved by lowering the general storage price."
"The price needs improvement."
"The technical support can take longer than expected sometimes. They could improve on this."
"As a result of the competency, I believe that most people are now leaning toward Azure rather than AWS."
"The Pivotal Cloud Foundry's initial setup has a learning curve for my team, but it was easy to use."
"It is not straightforward to setup."
"Regarding the setup phase, every step is a hurdle. With Pivotal Cloud Foundry, I won't get any proper resources for that. Even if I Google it, there is no proper solution for Pivotal Cloud Foundry."
"There are no synthetic application monitoring and real-time monitoring features."
"In the next release, they should offer additional applications for the databases, and improve the deployment experience."
"Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve the documentation. They are good, but they could improve more. Additionally, it would be beneficial if there were more use case examples."
"The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it."
"It should offer more security features."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"We need to pay for everything. If someone is a personal user, they get one year free. But if you are using this as a professional or enterprise solution, then your company has to pay. The license pricing is comparable to that of competitors'."
"We are on an annual subscription for Amazon AWS."
"It is much more expensive than any other cloud provider."
"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."
"We pay a monthly licensing fee. It's below $100 a month."
"The licensing cost varies with the project involved."
"The price could be lower."
"Amazon AWS is really cost-effective."
"We do pay for the licensing cost because we have opted for a private cloud setup. So, it is a cloud setup, and we have to make payments based on the cloud size. I do not consider it very costly when comparing it to the market."
"You're paying for the number of virtual machines you want to install in the installation."
"The pricing is on the higher side and there are cheaper options available."
"Licensing is on a monthly basis and right now we pay $24/month. There are no other costs over and above that."
"The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve. However, in this category of solutions, they are all expensive."
"The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is based on the customer's requirements. However, the price is comparable to other similar solutions."
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Aug 14, 2013
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Questions from the Community

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Which would you recommend - Pivotal Cloud Foundry or OpenShift?
Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database...
What do you like most about Pivotal Cloud Foundry?
I find the ease of deployment and management of microservices to be the most valuable features. The platform also has good auto-scaling capabilities.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Pivotal Cloud Foundry?
I would say it is around a nine out of ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive. Just short of Oracle. It's sort of Oracle cloud.

Also Known As

Amazon Web Services, AWS
PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)



Sample Customers

Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
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