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Executive Summary
Updated on March 24, 2022

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

  • Ease of Deployment: Users of both solutions found them straightforward and easy to deploy.
  • Features: Reviewers of Amazon AWS felt overall that the software had excellent performance and stability, great automation, and the time-to-market for developing web applications was short; however, they also felt the web-console was not so user-friendly, the cloud didn’t have shared storage capabilities, and the platform needed better data management.

    Users of SAP Cloud Platform felt the software had good integration and data synchronization, but it needed more flexibility, and it was still a young product.
  • Pricing: Users of Amazon AWS thought it was expensive yet competitively priced, but the pricing needed to be simplified. On the other hand, users of SAP Cloud Platform found the software very costly.
  • Service and Support: Most reviewers found support at AWS to be quick and helpful. Most reviewers found the technical support for SAP Cloud Platform to be great, though some felt they could have a faster response time.

Comparison Results: Amazon AWS and SAP Cloud Platform have a similar user rating based on ease of deployment and service and support. However, in terms of cost, Amazon AWS outperforms SAP Cloud Platform. Based on features, users felt Amazon AWS was an overall great solution but needed better data management. In contrast, users of SAP Cloud Platform felt the software had good data synchronization but was still a young product.

To learn more, read our detailed Amazon AWS vs. SAP Cloud Platform report (Updated: July 2022).
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"It is intuitive, easy to deploy, and rather quick to deploy and set up. There are a number of native services in the ecosystem. These services are built into the cloud and are mature enough to support you in many ways.""AWS is easy to manage.""They provide cutting-edge features compared to other cloud vendors.""Amazon AWS has a good Redshift database.""The installation process is very simple.""The installation is quite straightforward.""Amazon AWS has good performance and easy management.""It is quite easy to provision new virtual services for our use. The procedures are quite straightforward and simple as compared to other competitors, such as Microsoft or Huawei. This is what we are happy about with Amazon AWS. It is pretty mature in terms of the availability of most of the infrastructure components. If you want to deploy a server on your platform, everything is already there in terms of the operating system, network components, securities, and data encryption. It is also quite scalable and stable."

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"The solution has a lot of great features.""The solution can scale.""It’s easy to maintain, as everything is handled by SAP.""Great Integration Suite, with CPI being its stable component.""Cloud Platform's stability is great.""SAP Cloud Platform's most valuable features are its exhaustiveness, scalability with minimum maintenance, and functionality.""The maintenance part can be outsourced easily.""It’s great that we have the entire suite of SAP at our fingertips."

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"Identity and access management on AWS could be straightforward.""Recently we had a long conversation about functionality that is missing in Alexa — in Mexico, specifically. Alexa for Business is a service and platform that Americans can use to make a call to an Amazon Echo device or a telephone via the app. But in Mexico, we are not allowed to use that technology. This is a significant disadvantage of AWS for those living in Mexico.""There is a bit of a learning curve. That said, it's likely no different than learning any other cloud.""Some features may be better in Azure or some other portal. AWS could add some of those features.""Its only cons are on the data warehouse side. AWS' data warehouse Redshift is not as good as it should be.""The problem with AWS is you have to keep up with the technology. If you don't stay up to date with the technology and its latest changes then you won't know what to use in your infrastructure.""AWS is very expensive.""As a result of the competency, I believe that most people are now leaning toward Azure rather than AWS."

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"In person, when the development happens, we were told that it's flexible and customizable. However, sometimes, it's challenging to customize.""When they innovate too fast, they end up confusing their customers.""Shows errors without providing any analysis.""I'd like to see more local integration.""Lacks flexibility in its licensing structure.""When I started looking at the client's IT architecture, I started by doing a study of their services, DVM, data volume, and management services. According to the results, they could be a lot better at this.""While it was good for a small entity, it was not ideal for a large enterprise.""I can’t speak to features that may be missing."

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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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  • "The cost when it comes to monitoring can be difficult."
  • "SAP offers yearly, subscription-based, and pay-as-you-use licensing."
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    Also Known As
    Amazon Web Services, AWS
    SAP HANA Cloud Platform
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    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by 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.

    SAP HANA Cloud Platform powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The product promises to accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
    Siemens, Shell & Volkswagen, Still, EarlySense, Roche, National Football League, Heidelberg University Hospital, In Mind Computing, The Timken Company, OPAL, EnterpriseJungle, Groupe Danone, Accenture, T-Systems, Sailing Team Germany, Sloan Valve
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Manufacturing Company42%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Pharma/Biotech Company17%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS vs. SAP Cloud Platform
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 167 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 12 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Easy to maintain, great features, and helpful support". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud, Linode and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Mendix and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. See our Amazon AWS vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.

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