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We performed a comparison between IBM Public Cloud and Oracle Cloud Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two PaaS Clouds solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed IBM Public Cloud vs. Oracle Cloud Platform Report (Updated: November 2022).
656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It's straightforward, has a good environment and is cost-effective.""It is a scalable product. You can scale it up and down.""There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product.""It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup""I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.""For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors.""What I like most in IBM Public Cloud is how easy it is to create serverless functions. They are called IBM functions, but in AWS, they are called Lambda functions. Those are pretty standard, and another thing I like the most is that you have fewer restrictions on the amount of data you can transfer across those functions. IBM Public Cloud is way more flexible than AWS. I also like that IBM Public Cloud is pretty straightforward to integrate. As long as you have all the tools IBM provides you, getting everything up and running is straightforward."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the high level of performance for the databases.""The pricing of the solution is pretty good.""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.""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 offers more of the basic functionality needs.""The initial setup was straightforward.""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.""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."

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Cons
"The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon.""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.""The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement.""It could be more secure.""They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved.""It will be challenging to implement if you do not have any experience.""An area for improvement in IBM Public Cloud is getting up-to-date information on how to set up everything. It's hard to find new documentation."

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"It should have other workloads from other suppliers running on the solution.""Lacking in additional PaaS services.""Amazon AWS has a better solution overall.""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.""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.""The portfolio should improve for the Oracle Cloud Platform. Oracle has to increase the services offered. New services should be added to be able to compete better with Amazon AWS which is the best, and the biggest service. Oracle Cloud Platform has a small portfolio, but it's a good one.""The scalability requires some improvement. This is one of the most important things they need to get better at.""Sometimes when we install something, we need to partition and maybe rebuild the index. This can cause some issues for performance. In the future, I would like to see more stability and fewer bugs."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."
  • "In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."
  • "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."
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  • "On a monthly basis, we pay around $2,500 for licensing fees, with no additional costs. We do pay extra licensing for other on-premises solutions, but these are not related to Oracle Cloud Platform."
  • "The price is fair, but we have to manage it to keep it low."
  • "The best aspect of the Oracle Cloud Platform is the relation between the performance and the price. When you compare the price with Amazon AWS, Microsft Azure, or any other, the price for performance is the best."
  • "The pricing is reasonable."
  • "It's less expensive to operate your environment in the cloud than in-house. It's a bundle cost. Everything is included in one price."
  • "Oracle Cloud Platform has a decent pricing model."
  • "The licenses for this solution are very comprehensive and, therefore, very economical; there is only one cost, and it covers all available features without any chargeable add-ons."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:It's straightforward, has a good environment and is cost-effective.
    Top Answer:The licensing is monthly, but I do not have specifics about the cost.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:OCI is much cheaper (IAAS) in most cases than Azure. ZOOM chose OCI. Also, there are no hidden costs.
    Ranking
    10th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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    Average Words per Review
    534
    Rating
    7.4
    5th
    out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
    Views
    18,184
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    16
    Average Words per Review
    398
    Rating
    8.0
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    IBM Bluemix
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    Overview

    IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.

    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:

    • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
    • Analytics and BI
    • Big data
    • Cloud regions
    • Compute
    • Containers and functions
    • Database services
    • Data lakehouse
    • DevOps
    • Government cloud
    • Hybrid cloud
    • Integration
    • Networking
    • Observability and management

    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:

    • Financial management
    • Procurement
    • Project management
    • Risk management and compliance
    • Enterprise performance management

    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:

    • Supply chain planning
    • Inventory management
    • Manufacturing
    • Maintenance

    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:

    • Advertising
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Service
    • Content

    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:

    • Human resources
    • Talent management

    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:

    • Availability: Through Oracle Cloud Platform, users can benefit from features for high data availability, which is crucial for real-time applications. This ensures the high performance of applications and minimizes downtimes and failures.

    • Backup and recovery: The product offers various features for the backup and recovery of data. These cover almost all kinds of failures possible. This set of Oracle Cloud Platform features allows users to access unaffected parts of data while the affected ones are being recovered.

    • Scalability: There are various features across Oracle products that enhance performance and make applications more scalable.

    • Security: This platform puts security as one of its top priorities and ensures it by providing several mechanisms to control data access and usage.

    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:

    • Oracle Cloud Platform utilizes various methodologies and principles to increase performance.

    • The solution supports managing multiple databases, allowing greater flexibility for its users.

    • Oracle Cloud Platform has different editions, catering to the needs of different clients, which allows them to purchase only what they actually need.

    • The solution ensures high data availability by utilizing clusters.

    • Oracle Cloud Platform has a strong failure recovery system that ensures the files are secured even during downtimes and outages.

    • The solution consists of multiple products which are organized by use cases, allowing users to access them easily and obtain the information they require for their work.

    • Clients from all levels, from personal to enterprise, can use the features of this platform, making it highly accessible.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
    Sascar, Banca Transilvania, UL, Grupo Aerom_xico SAB de CV, Grupo Arcor, Australian Finance Group Ltd., MakeMyTrip Ltd., Kovaion Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., Kalpataru Ltd, Shelf Drilling Ltd.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Program Development Consultancy13%
    Political Organization13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    University7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Public Cloud vs. Oracle Cloud Platform
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    IBM Public Cloud is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews while Oracle Cloud Platform is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 17 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.4, while Oracle Cloud Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Reliable, easy to set up, and has helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Cloud Platform writes "Great database with good stability and a very good interface". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, OpenShift and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Oracle Cloud Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, OpenShift and Heroku. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report.

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