IBM Public Cloud vs Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) comparison


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Categories and Ranking

IBM Public Cloud
Ranking in PaaS Clouds
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
IoT Platforms (5th)
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure...
Ranking in PaaS Clouds
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) (3rd), Container Registry (5th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the PaaS Clouds category, the mindshare of IBM Public Cloud is 2.2%, down from 4.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is 10.1%, down from 15.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
Container Registry

Featured Reviews

Carlos Bittrich - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 27, 2022
Reliable, easy to set up, and has helpful support
While they have about 99% of what we need, the only exception, perhaps, was the push notification feature that was discontinued. They delayed the replacement product. In the meantime, I decided to go to FCM on Google, for doing this part. The push notification functionality has ben reintroduced now with the Event Notifications service, I took a quick look at it but it doesn't seem the same . There are some things that I haven't investigated because of time, however, I know they have the features. The support and most communication is only english speaking. With Google, I can receive notes in Spanish, for example. My developers are not well versed in English. Right now, I am the one that does the escalation of problems. For me, it's not a problem, however, my developers don't have direct contact with IBM since they don't speak English. IBM is pushing a lot Kubernetes as runtime infrastructure. There is another alternative which is Cloud Foundry, which is much easier than Kubernetes. I had been using it a lot but it is now being deprecated by IBM. The alternative they are suggesting is called Code Engine, however, it's not as mature as the easy Cloud Foundry. I was using a demo version of MySQL. They announced, very loudly, that they had already a full production MySQL version so I tried to migrate to the full-blown and it didn't have all the features. I found an issue with the new product but they took about three months to resolve it. The mobile dashboard could be better. They don't have a responsive solution. For example, sometimes I get a note, "Okay. You are above the limit of usage of this service." I would like to go into my cell phone and not have a screen where I see just one-quarter of the screen. Their mobile front end needs improvement. This is something that they lack right now.
Jan 29, 2021
Stable with good pricing but not yet mature enough
We use the Oracle Cloud to migrate workloads from customers on-premise to the cloud We have a customer that had been on-premise Oracle product, hardware, and software. The hardware was aged already. In fact, it was discontinued. It was the most cost-effective to move to the cloud and investment…

Quotes from Members

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


"There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product."
"It's straightforward, has a good environment and is cost-effective."
"It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup"
"The beauty of cloud service providers, especially public cloud service providers, is that they are scalable every time when you need them because their payment model is pay-as-you-go."
"For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors."
"The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good."
"This product is very good because it is accessible in remote locations, and anyone can deploy from any place."
"One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware."
"It is a stable solution...Since it is a cloud solution, I can say it is a scalable product."
"I find the Single Sign-On, SSO, feature to be valuable."
"I head the sales and marketing team. So, specifically on the feature set side, multi-tenancy is the one that I'm most familiar with. It's also the one that we found to be the most beneficial to us because it allows us to take clients that have multiple sites. For instance, one of our larger clients, which is a bank based out of South Africa, has offices in multiple countries. It allows us to multi-tenant each and create a tenant for each country within multi-tenanted architecture."
"The most valuable feature is that it offers several adaptors."
"The simple infrastructure of the service is very useful."
"The product helps us to use it as a central ERP and HCM."
"It is more secure and more controlled than an on-premises deployment."
"We appreciate the fact that this solution will operate with both native and third-party applications. This has meant that we don't need to change all of our systems to accommodate it within our network."


"They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."
"Normally, for any cloud, we get a lot of information on the web, but that is missing in the case of IBM Public Cloud. We need some technical support documents. That is the only thing missing in IBM Public Cloud."
"They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved."
"While they have about 99% of what we need, the only exception, perhaps, was the push notification feature that was discontinued. They delayed the replacement product."
"Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement."
"The solution needs to be more autonomous. It should let the DL go to allow for more jobs on the cloud. It could have a better interface as well."
"The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right."
"The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement."
"Database instances and computer storage are areas with shortcomings in the product that need improvement."
"The solution's scalability is an area with shortcomings...Mid-level customers feel that Oracle is not scalable in their environment and is an enterprise-level segment solution."
"The functionalities could be simplified as it is a bit difficult to learn."
"Technical support could be a bit better."
"Nowadays, every SR is referred to Oracle Cloud Connect without a person actually handling the customer."
"They could add more features."
"It should have other workloads from other suppliers running on the solution."
"The framework from AWS is so good, I would like to see this feature in OCI."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."
"We are using the trial version of this solution, so we have not paid anything."
"It pretty much has a standard price. There is no hidden price with IBM Public Cloud."
"On a scale from one to ten, where one is cheap, and ten is expensive, I rate the solution's pricing a nine out of ten."
"IBM has a lesser price compared to other cloud service providers like Azure and AWS."
"The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure."
"IBM Public Cloud is pretty cheap. They have an ongoing free tier that basically won't expire, so as long as your solution is small enough, you can have a test set that you can use for demos, which will cost you almost nothing."
"The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"The price of the solution should be reduced to a price that people can afford."
"Costing depends on if you have an existing license for the application and for the operating system."
"The costs involved are low when it comes to Oracle Cloud, especially when compared to AWS."
"Oracle Cloud's pricing is competitive. The tool changes its pricing when there is a change in its architecture."
"The pricing is the best."
"Oracle offers universal credit and pay-as-you-go options."
"Oracle Cloud Platform's pricing is comparable to other solutions, but it is definitely not cheap."
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Questions from the Community

Which is preferable - IBM Public Cloud or Microsoft Azure?
IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity ...
What needs improvement with IBM Cloud?
The front end is not pervasive, so it is very difficult get the status of your current services or account from a mobile device.
What do you like most about IBM Public Cloud?
The most valuable feature of IBM Public Cloud is the AI integrations.
What are the biggest differences between Workday, Oracle Cloud and SAP SuccessFactors?
Differences between Workday, Oracle Cloud,w and SAP SuccessFactors:w Oracle: "simple interface and deep customization to suit the purpose." SAP: Multiple functionalities that increase process effi...
What do you like most about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry?
It's reliable, performs well, and is often faster than running applications on separate machines due to optimized performance and networking capabilities within OCI.
What needs improvement with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry?
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure stands out due to its exceptional performance and advanced technology. The progress and innovation demonstrated by Oracle are truly impressive and exceed my expectations...

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IBM Bluemix
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry, Oracle OCIR, OCIR, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Cloud Platform

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