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Pros
"Overall, all of the features are very good.""Debugging using Application Insights is a valuable feature.""It's a platform as a service, so we don't have to manage the infrastructure to hold the websites.""Azure data factory is a good tool."

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"With only a browser, it is very easy to develop in a web environment.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""Oracle APEX improved our organization by making it possible for us to implement agile project development.""Quick development and the connection with the database are the most valuable and useful features. It is also very stable, scalable, and easy to set up. Its support is also good.""Efficient software delivery and a solution that works quickly.""It's fairly easy to make a user-friendly interface.""I like the way that it automatically goes into the spreadsheets and the users can deal with it.""One of the most valuable features is that we can develop everything locally and deploy it for different kinds of operators in different locations, so we can do our job in one piece. The benefit of that is that others can use these applications. They connect to the internet to do these kinds of applications based on the permissions for those users."

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Cons
"Initially, there were some rare instances when the server went down because it was deployed on Linux.""The solution needs better integration capabilities on the network side.""Lacking somewhat in template data flows.""I am new to the intervention and I find it difficult to find my way around the user interface. I have my own learning tool. However, it could be simpler for new users."

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"Connections to the application pages are not handled well and at times more than one user can be accessing an application with the same ID.""Some of the application interfaces of Oracle Application Express are not very attractive and could be improved.""Visual Builder and APEX should meld in one product.""Occasionally when trying to un a page, I would be faced with an error number; however, not much information would be provided on the error itself outside of the programming language. It would be nice if more information could be provided.""I don't like the URL syntax.""Better connection and integration with non-Oracle databases is needed.""Fixing bugs is difficult because of how the HTML code is generated. It is not always broadly compatible with browsers.""It has a bit of a strict framework, you have to make all the time adjustments in their JavaScript. Another downside is that it's only available for Oracle databases."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Less than USD $100 per month."
  • "We have no complaints about the pricing."
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  • "When buying the data license, APEX is included."
  • "We have a full Oracle E-Business Suite license, and we use that license to develop applications. There's no license required for developing Oracle applications."
  • "There is a trial version available that can be used free of charge."
  • "Pricing is expensive, overall on an enterprise system but we consider that it gives corresponding value in the product."
  • "It's a free solution with no additional costs."
  • "We have an Oracle basic product license, and then we can use Oracle APEX for free. We have many licenses for Oracle for approximately 20 processors."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "I do not think this would be an ideal option for a small sized company or a startup when considering the salary requirements for Oracle DBA'a and developers."
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    Microsoft Azure App Service is helpful if you need to set up temporary servers for customers to run their programs in locations that other cloud providers do not cater to. When servers are closer to… more »
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    It has a well-designed architecture and is a simple 3rd party application.
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    Also Known As
    Azure App Service, MS Azure App Service
    Oracle APEX
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    Overview

    Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a service for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and mobile back ends. You can develop in your favorite language, be it .NET, .NET Core, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Python. Applications run and scale with ease on Windows-based environments.

    Application Express enables users to design, develop and deploy beautiful, responsive, database-driven applications using only web browser. The Oracle Application Express engine runs directly in the Oracle Database and exploits the database's extraordinarily scalable and efficient architecture. Its framework provides numerous security features out-of-the-box and helps authenticate users using LDAP, Oracle Single-signon, Oracle Database credentials, or HTTP Header variable.

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    Sample Customers
    Real Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
    Hepart AG, pharmasol, SATLOG, Collège Bois-de-Boulogne
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Government18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Healthcare Company18%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Microsoft Azure App Service is ranked 14th in Rapid Application Development Software with 4 reviews while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is ranked 7th in Rapid Application Development Software with 16 reviews. Microsoft Azure App Service is rated 8.8, while Oracle Application Express (APEX) is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure App Service writes "Still familiarizing ourselves, but the data factory tool has proved to be most beneficial". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Application Express (APEX) writes "Rapidly develop public-access applications that stay stable under load". Microsoft Azure App Service is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Pega BPM, Adobe ColdFusion, ServiceNow and Appian, whereas Oracle Application Express (APEX) is most compared with Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service, Salesforce Platform, OutSystems and Mendix. See our Microsoft Azure App Service vs. Oracle Application Express (APEX) report.

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