We performed a comparison between Dell ECS and Oracle Cloud Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Dell Technologies, MinIO, Red Hat and others in File and Object Storage.
"It's my understanding that the initial setup is straightforward."
"Competitive object storage platform that's stable and scalable."
"I like that the solution is easy to scale and that's its stable."
"I have found Dell ECS to be scalable."
"I have been satisfied with the stability."
"The scalability is good."
"The performance is good."
"It's definitely good for unstructured data. In earlier days, we had Centera, so for the DR it's really good. It has load balancing facility, and we're using it with the Kemp Load Balancer."
"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."
"They seem to be more readily integrating with Azure, which is great."
"The product is easy to use and deploy."
"Oracle is valuable for improving performance and addressing issues between the nodes of clusters for private IPs. It provides a private connection between the client and the security cluster."
"The flexibility is most valuable. By having our infrastructure in the cloud, we are able to spin up instances as needed and alter the capacity as needed."
"The most valuable features of the Oracle Cloud Platform are good visualization and analytics. The solution is very well integrated with predictive analytics and forecasting. These features go beyond the traditional reports and visualization."
"The technical support is good, they have been responsive and helpful."
"They need to ensure that the system will work if a site goes down."
"Dell EMC ECS should support segregation of duty, particularly for role-based access controls. Having a single pane of glass for smarter observation and better control mechanism would also make this solution better."
"If Dell ECS would be available as standalone software, so you can use any hardware with it, would make the solution better. It would also be good if Dell ECS had more integrations with other products."
"The disaster recovery could be improved because there should be something in-built within the ECS. Search and recovery should be in-built. Right now, we have to use some external tools for performing the recovery itself. For example, we're using Atempo or deploying Golden Superna, so it has dependency on the external third party vendors."
"You should be able to calculate so that when it's full it's 100% full, not just 90%."
"Dell EMC ECS could improve by having Relational Database Services(RDS) to review progress. Additionally, if the training was provided it would be a benefit, it would be good for our engineers."
"Dell ECS could improve the price of the solution. It is expensive."
"The major weakness in the solution is that there is no cloud version for Dell ECS."
"Some of the features of this solution, such as the digital assistant, require extensive configuration before they are suitable for use. We would like these to be made more straightforward and to require less manual input."
"Lacking in additional PaaS services."
"Specific to the Oracle Cloud; while they have been able to showcase inbuilt features for Oracle applications, what doesn't really come across clearly is what happens when you want to host, work with, or integrate with applications outside of the Oracle stack."
"It should have other workloads from other suppliers running on the solution."
"The product roadmap strategy for some of the products is not clear."
"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."
"In a future release, they could improve by adding some form of machine learning and artificial intelligence."
"Amazon AWS has a better solution overall."
Enterprise-ready. Future-proof. Data-first.
Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) is a file and object storage solution from Dell EMC. ECS has been created to support both traditional and next-generation ecosystems equally. ECS boasts unrivaled economics, manageability, resilience, and scalability to satisfy the demands of today's next-gen, robust business enterprise ecosystems. ECS can easily be deployed in a software-defined model or as a turn-key appliance. ECS is software-defined and multi-layered for unlimited scalability. Every layer is abstracted and scalable with no single point of failure.
Everything is done within the software, which is containerized, using docker.
ECS is currently deployed using basic commodity hardware, which can easily be federated across as many as eight different locations and managed as a single resource. Additionally, ECS can also protect data at the site level, locally, disk, node, and rack levels. The federation enables a single global namespace with everywhere access to content. Applications can quickly rewrite in an active/active or everywhere active manner.
ECS is also able to be used as secondary storage or archival storage. This will free up valuable primary storage of data that is stale, redundant, or used infrequently, and the data will remain easily accessible. ECS uses policy-based tiering such as Data Domain, Cloud tiering, Isilon using cloud polls, and Geodrive, which give Windows systems direct access to ECS. Windows users can still use server message block (SMB) while leveraging the more expansive ECS storage.
ECS is enterprise-grade and offers valuable features such as retention, multi-tenancy, metering, monitoring, quotas, and more. ECS builds in robust security from the ground up and encrypts data. ECS is compliant with STIG guidelines and adheres to SEC rule 17A-4F.
ECS is an enterprise-ready solution that allows organizations to easily simplify object storage management and visualize information in intuitive new ways, and empowers your business to do even more with data. With ECS, enterprise organizations can deliver cloud-scale economics in-house that will lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and scale, creating greater levels of productivity and profitability.
Reviews from Real Users
One user, who is a deputy director at a tech service company, says ECS offers “good performance, reliability, and technical support”.
Dell EMC ECS is “a stable solution which is easy to scale, install and manage”, relates another user, who is a senior buyer at a tech service company.
"What I like best about this product is that it is a complete solution, both hardware, and software, by the same vendor," summarizes a system engineer at a tech services company.
Oracle Cloud Platform is a Product as a Service Cloud (PaaS) solution that consists of two main product categories - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud Applications. Through its many products, Oracle Cloud Platform offers a shared scalable platform for the consolidation of existing applications and the development and deployment of new applications.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is Oracle Cloud Platform's segment for running applications in a faster and more secure way. It offers services for migration, building, and running IT, and allows users to do these things from existing enterprise workloads to new native cloud applications and data platforms. This part of Oracle Cloud Platform supports Oracle applications, custom applications, and ISV applications. Some of the capacities of OCI include:
Part of Oracle Cloud Platform applications segment is Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This is a suite that provides users with advanced capabilities such as AI, analytics, and automatic updates. These functions facilitate several processes for users, including automating manual processes to save time, reacting to market shifts in real time, and gaining competitive advantage through accelerating workflow. The suite includes features for:
Another aspect of Oracle Cloud Platform applications features is Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM). This set of products allows organizations to respond quickly to changing market conditions, demand, and supply by connecting their supply chain to a network that is especially created for them. This part of the product includes:
Another set of products from this solution are the ones in Oracle Advertising and Customer Experience (CX). This is a connected suite of applications that upgrades basic customer relationship management (CRM) and helps companies create, manage, and serve effective customer relationships. Through these products, clients of Oracle can manage:
The final set that completes Oracle Cloud Platform is called Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM). This is a complete cloud solution that connects every human resource process across clients' enterprises. It achieves this through the management of:
The complete set of products from Oracle Cloud Platform allows users to utilize cloud features across all processes of their organization and benefit from the frequent upgrades of the solution.
Oracle Cloud Platform Features
This product has various features, across all functions that it offers. The main capabilities of Oracle Cloud Platform can be grouped in the following ways:
Oracle Cloud Platform Benefits
Oracle Cloud Platform has many benefits for its users across different industries. Some of the greatest advantages of using this solution include:
Reviews from Real Users
Daniel M., an IT Architect at Orbis Data, thinks that Oracle Cloud Platform is a great database with good stability and a very good interface.
Marcio A., a senior database administrator at BCIE, likes Oracle Cloud Platform because it eases the deployment of Oracle Linux server instances and provides good database performance.
Dell ECS is ranked 4th in File and Object Storage with 13 reviews while Oracle Cloud Platform is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 16 reviews. Dell ECS is rated 8.0, while Oracle Cloud Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Dell ECS writes "Has load balancing facility, and good for unstructured data and DR". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Cloud Platform writes "Seamless deployment, good documentation, but support for integrating with non-Oracle solutions is unclear". Dell ECS is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), Amazon AWS, NetApp StorageGRID, Red Hat Ceph Storage and MinIO, whereas Oracle Cloud Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, OpenShift and Salesforce Platform.
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