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Pros
"Machine learning is a valuable feature.""The initial implementation process is not difficult or complex.""Amazon AWS has improved a lot on security and is very good. Additionally, You can integrate your own security into their AWS platform.""AWS is constantly growing in features with every new version. It's a good cloud provider with excellent availability. The integration is good, and their security products are interesting. Amazon is always innovating and delivering new products to customers.""The environment is a rich playground, and if you tried to do the same things on-premises that you do on AWS, it would be a lot more challenging to execute. You can open up a virtual machine on AWS, run some experiments, and be done with it. It's much easier than buying new servers, provisioning them, etc""The main reason why we use EC2 is because we are not dependent on maintaining the hardware inside our premises. Also, we have full control over the infrastructure, and we can modify it as per our own requirements.""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.""The technical support is good."

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"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.""Stability is not a concern with this product."

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Cons
"A person with no AWS experience might find it overwhelming at first.""The pricing of the solution could be better. It's a little pricey.""The price could be better.""In terms of additional features we'd like to see, the one thing that comes to mind is better integration with Oracle. We have a lot of Oracle databases, and there is no other option to either migrate to PaaS, stay on-prem, or use Oracle Private Cloud.""The overall convenience and the ease to use could be improved.""They're really good on the business computing side, but there are other services where they can do really well. They can improve the data analytics platform and the data warehousing platform.""We would appreciate it if the product was cheaper.""There are some limitations for certain applications that happen regionally and it is an issue for us."

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"It is not straightforward to setup.""The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it.""In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "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."
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Web Services, AWS
    PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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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.

    Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. PCF provides a cloud-native application platform that allows you to continuously deliver any app to every major private and public cloud with a single platform. PCF is proven to accelerate feature delivery with higher developer productivity and a 200:1 developer to operator ratio. PCF's built-in security and self-healing capabilities reduce risk in your app portfolio while maintaining high-availability at scale to keep customer facing systems online even in the most challenging circumstances. pivotal.io

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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company10%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 152 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Google App Engine, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, VMware Tanzu Application Service, Google Cloud and Google App Engine. See our Amazon AWS vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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