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 June 2024, in the PaaS Clouds category, the mindshare of Amazon AWS is 13.7%, down from 20.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is 9.9%, up from 9.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Jan 23, 2024
Stable, easy to use, but a bit expensive
I use AWS for our insurance portal, managing clients, investments, and other related data. We use S3, Lambda functions, and EC2 instances for various tasks, including RDR instances Its set up is plug and play, so it improves the implementation. AWS is known for its scalable cloud hosting and…
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:


"It's quite stable and scalable. The price is good as well."
"A scalable and secure product"
"I like that is very easy to use and that it's flexible."
"We found the solution to be reliable."
"Macie is great. It is a service that makes recommendations on a data layer for cybersecurity. It is a great service."
"There is no downtime. The solution is reliable."
"Amazon AWS is very user-friendly."
"They are enterprising and pretty good in terms of features. It has good security. Its availability is also pretty good. It is available everywhere in the world. It has pretty good integrations, and it is working well. They have done a lot of improvements, and its UI has improved a lot."
"It supports CI/CD, and is integrated with the CI/CD very well."
"The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is auto-healing and the plenty of other features that are provided."
"We find its stability and scalability valuable."
"It provides a set of developer-friendly tools that simplify application deployment."
"PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime."
"The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier."
"The most valuable feature of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is the UI, it is easy to use."
"The solution is stable and resilient. In our company, we do not even see any challenges with the solution."


"They should implement the command shell by default. As it is now, to open the console, you have to download the command application."
"There was some new learning in terms of IOPS on the EBS storage. The concept of burstable IOPS was new and we did have a few outages when we ran out of IOPS."
"I think Amazon could improve some of the security or fine-grained access for metadata and many other things."
"AWS is very expensive."
"The solution could be more user-friendly."
"Amazon AWS could be improved by lowering the general storage price."
"Instead of using some third-party solutions, Amazon should include them as part of its offering."
"The networking is overly complex."
"It is not straightforward to setup."
"Something that can be done better is canary deployment. So, right now, we're using blue-green deployment. The support for canary deployment would be nice."
"The Pivotal Cloud Foundry's initial setup has a learning curve for my team, but it was easy to use."
"Pivotal Cloud Foundry doesn't have certain advanced features."
"The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it."
"Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve on the technology it is a bit complex."
"Pivotal Cloud Foundry is not scalable, infinitely, because when you install it on a set of virtual machines it is very hard to scale. It's easy to scale on an application level, but not it is not similar to if you were using Amazon. Amazon you can scale thousands of applications."
"There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of Pivotal Cloud Foundry."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"This solution offers good pricing."
"They have a pay-as-you-go subscription."
"Its pricing model is too complex."
"It is subscription-based, and we are happy with its pricing."
"The price of the Virtual Desktop service from Amazon AWS could improve, it is more expensive than competitors. The pricing model we are using is pay-as-you-go. You only pay for what you use."
"The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
"Be careful with your consumption, especially when you are testing things. Costs can creep up on you relatively fast, without even noticing."
"This is a subscription-based service and there are licensing fees."
"The price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry could improve. However, in this category of solutions, they are all expensive."
"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 price of Pivotal Cloud Foundry is based on the customer's requirements. However, the price is comparable to other similar solutions."
"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."
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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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