Linode vs Oracle Cloud comparison

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We performed a comparison between Linode and Oracle Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Linode vs. Oracle Cloud Report (Updated: November 2022).
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"They have a very nice web interface to allow you to manage and reorganize your server.""The most valuable feature is the domain settings page.""The virtual machine configuration tool is very helpful for setting up a new server or for modifying an existing server.""For small businesses and people who have some technical skills and are good with Linux command line, this solution is great. I love Linode because it is very fast. Whereas, the same configuration on Azure and AWS will be so slow. The best thing is that their pricing and speed are great.""The most valuable feature is the static IP address, which has been very helpful for being able to log into the same address over the course of more than a decade.""Because of the way that their pricing model is set up, I can scale up or down the size of a customer's server very easily. It makes life very easy for me when they run out of space, need more speed or RAM, etc. I can very easily pay the difference and reboot the machine, and now I have the upgrade that I wanted. That just makes it extremely simple.""Service availability is the most valuable feature. It gives every user 100 percent uptime.""It is also important that Linode offers worldwide coverage via multiple data centers. The ability to deploy on multiple servers, worldwide, allows us to have distributed services and failover and redundancy."

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"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 of this solution is the Interface.""I have found Oracle Cloud to be a scalable solution.""Oracle Cloud is reasonably scalable - I'd rate it seven out of ten.""It is more secure and more controlled than an on-premises deployment.""Oracle Cloud has wonderful features and offerings as a service. It's not just a pure-play cloud product or SaaS application. It has a complete suite from infrastructure to platform as a service to software as a service, and this is what I find most valuable in Oracle Cloud. For infrastructure on the cloud or infrastructure as a service on the cloud, there's OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure). Oracle Cloud is easily available. You just click it. I also found the feature of creating a landing zone valuable. Oracle Cloud is also very flexible as it lets you have a hybrid cloud model along with other cloud solutions. I also like that it offers good management on the cloud. Oracle Cloud is ready to use as a service, and that's wonderful because the time to market is very quick. I also like that Oracle Cloud offers high performance and high availability. A lot of people claim that there's high availability in their companies' cloud operations, but technically speaking, pure high availability in today's context is found in Oracle Cloud.""Overall, I would say that Oracle Cloud provides support with zero down time and the high probability is very good.""The pricing isn't too bad."

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"Everything is up-to-date for a small business. But for big business, they need to improve certain things. For example, there should be better security.""Right now, they don't have multiple data centers. They have limited data centers. I am currently using the Singapore and Mumbai data centers, but I am looking for data centers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. They need to improve the availability of their data centers and partnership engagements with cloud Panda solution providers, like us.""Before they changed the dashboard, I found some of the more granular options easier to find.""It's not really an issue with Linode itself but upgrading Linux major versions can be challenging. It would be be fantastic if Linode developed a way to ease transitioning to a major new Linux upgrade.""They recently changed the web interface and although the older one did not look as good, the new one is less responsive.""I've had some difficulties with some of their IP addresses being banned by certain mail servers.""I would like Linode (without cluttering things) to provide some type of DevOps workflow where people are configuring their pipelines from running their tests and deploying to their test server. Once approved by clicking a button, it just gets deployed to production. I would like something like Azure DevOps, which we use for large applications, and would be something nice to have in Linode.""It would be helpful if they offered a service where they handle the Linux security."

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"Oracle Cloud could be improved with better third-party integrations.""Oracle Cloud's price is very high.""It does require some training in order to be able to use it effectively.""The solution could always be less expensive.""The biggest challenge I'm having with the cloud offering is the sizing. So, pricing becomes difficult. The sizing challenge is in terms of being very clear on how your data growth or your requirements would be. It becomes a bit difficult to be able to ensure that there's enough future proofing in what you've signed. At the same time, the whole idea behind the cloud is to be able to pay for what you use. You don't want to pay for something that you're not using.""What I'd like to see from Oracle Cloud is an option for the customer to have a single portal to manage and monitor not just Oracle Cloud, but some of the on-premise products in the hybrid scenario as well. If it can be shipped out as an out-of-the-box solution, that would be wonderful. It's not so easy, but for a company like Oracle, it shouldn't be a problem. Many customers go through a lot of effort and burn money to achieve this, so it's an opportunity for Oracle to provide it for customers looking for this type of solution.""Areas that need improvement are the pricing and the support.""They could add more features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I pay just over £20 per month and have done so ever since I started eight years ago, which to me is good value."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. I like the simplicity of it, starting at $5, then doubling as it goes up from there. That is a brilliant idea, and it is not complex at all. It is about as dead simple as you can imagine. So, if you want to double what you have, then you double your price, pay the money, and reboot. It is done. It's that simple. You can't beat that."
  • "One key difference is that pricing is very hard to come by and to understand with all the bigger companies. Their pricing models are so weird and it's hard to figure out exactly how much I am going to pay for this kind of service. Everything is piecemeal. With Linode, it's simple and straightforward. You know exactly what you will have to pay at the end of the day."
  • "Compared to other service providers, like AWS and Google, the cost of services are much less and more affordable. We are saving about 90 percent by going with Linode versus other cloud providers."
  • "The pricing model is very simple. If you have very small applications, you can use the plan which costs $5 per month. That gives you 50 GB of memory and almost 1 GB of RAM. If you need more than you have to select the next plan which is $10 per month, which has about 70 GB of data and 2 GB of RAM."
  • "The value for the price is really good."
  • "Pricing is very good and flexible, according to the resources required."
  • "Being that they are small, their prices are slightly higher than the large providers like Amazon if you compare raw computing power."
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  • "The pricing is the best."
  • "Pricing needs to be improved."
  • "The price of the solution should be reduced to a price that people can afford."
  • "The price for Oracle Cloud may seem expensive, but if you start comparing features and what Oracle offers, you'll realize that the pricing for Oracle Cloud is competitive. If you consider every aspect of Oracle Cloud, you'll see that its price tag is reasonable because it has a good user interface, user experience, and management. Oracle Cloud is a sophisticated infrastructure and the level of management it allows you to enjoy isn't available in other solutions, so I wouldn't worry about needing to invest huge money into it because it's a wonderful product to use."
  • "Its pricing is complex, but as partners, we can get away with quite a bit of discounting because we deal with them directly. I would rate their pricing probably a one or two out of five because they're quite expensive. Microsoft Azure will probably be the cheapest because depending on the Microsoft product that you have, they have some sort of bundling. There are things that they give you to get you onto Azure. AWS is probably somewhere in the middle."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The fact that you can do any Linux distribution is great. You can try out any Linux distribution, even some of the more obscure ones, and they are always keeping them up-to-date. As soon as a new… more »
    Top Answer:Pricing-wise, I find it simple in that they give you a monthly fee, but they also charge it hourly. So, if you are using the service for a small part of the month, then you are only paying for that… more »
    Top Answer:The biggest room for improvement would be the object storage, bringing that to more data centres. At the moment, it's only in three of their many data centres. They are already working on the… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle Cloud has wonderful features and offerings as a service. It's not just a pure-play cloud product or SaaS application. It has a complete suite from infrastructure to platform as a service to… more »
    Top Answer:The price for Oracle Cloud may seem expensive, but if you start comparing features and what Oracle offers, you'll realize that the pricing for Oracle Cloud is competitive. If you consider every aspect… more »
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    Simplify your cloud infrastructure with our Linux virtual machines and robust set of tools to develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and easier.

    Linode believes that in order to accelerate innovation in the cloud, virtual computing must be more accessible, affordable, and simple. Our infrastructure-as-a-service platform is deployed across 11 global markets from our data centers around the world and is supported by our Next Generation Network, advanced APIs, comprehensive services, and vast library of educational resources. Linode products, services, and people enable developers and businesses to build, deploy, and scale applications more easily and cost-effectively in the cloud.

    Increase storage capacity with additional Block Storage or S3-compatible Object Storage. Add instant Backups with complete independency to your stack. Ensure your applications and services are highly-available with Linode NodeBalancers. Deploy Kubernetes clusters with our fully-managed container orchestration engine.

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    CPU, transfer, storage, and RAM bundled into one simple price.


    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has all the services you need to migrate, build, and run all your IT, from existing enterprise workloads to new cloud native applications and data platforms.

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution that helps enterprises streamline all cloud computing processes such as handling data migration, configuring virtual machines, controlling access to cloud resources and more. It provides businesses with non-volatile memory express (NVMe) drives to store, archive or manage large data volumes and a storage gateway to protect data from web threats.

    The mobile hub allows developers to build, manage, and deploy mobile applications, which can be connected to Oracle ERP, CX, HCM, and other third-party systems in cloud or on-premise environments.

    The application offers a cloud access security broker (CASB) tool, which enables organizations to analyze threats using user-behavior analytics (UBA) and third-party feedback. Features of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure include vulnerability analysis, data migration, email alerts, log data analytics, cost management, issue tracking, code versioning, IT infrastructure monitoring, access control, and tagging. Administrators can determine and resolve anomalies in real-time, manage customer experience using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and track changes across resources via notifications. The Web Application Firewall (WAF) allows enterprises to secure applications against cyber attacks and malicious traffic using security tools such as bots and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure provides RESTful APIs, which let enterprises build cloud applications. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Domain Name System (DNS) helps businesses manage, create, and add various DNS records. Organizations can store files in a centralized repository, manage data transfer processes, and build AI-enabled assistants using the Oracle Digital Assistant platform.

    Oracle Cloud Infrastructure comes with an API, which facilitates integration with several third-party platforms. It is available to users for free and on monthly subscriptions. Support is extended via online measures.

    Why Customers are Choosing OCI:

  • Cloud services where you need them

  • Optimize enterprise apps without costly rearchitecture

  • Build and run cloud native or third-party apps with open source tools

  • Harness your data to uncover new business value
  • Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud. It offers best-in-class services across software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and even lets you put Oracle Cloud in your own data center. Oracle Cloud helps organizations drive innovation and business transformation by increasing business agility, lowering costs, and reducing IT complexity.

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    Best Buy, Panasonic, Giphy, Marco Polo, World Health Organization, Font Squirrel
    Kenya Airways, Cell, Panasonic, Frontera, M&C Saatchi, Lumentum, WA
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company57%
    Media Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Media Company6%
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Pharma/Biotech Company11%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business91%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise4%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Linode vs. Oracle Cloud
    November 2022
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    Linode is ranked 3rd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 23 reviews while Oracle Cloud is ranked 8th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 9 reviews. Linode is rated 9.0, while Oracle Cloud is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Linode writes "Helpful automation scripts, good documentation, responsive support, easy to use and manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Cloud writes "Flexible and high-performing, with high availability and excellent technical support". Linode is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine, Microsoft Azure and Cloudflare DDoS, whereas Oracle Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, DigitalOcean, Alibaba Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. See our Linode vs. Oracle Cloud report.

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