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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"There are many different components such as SaaS, PaaS, and API so every month they are releasing a few hundred new features.""This product is quite easy to use and is available on-demand.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often.""Microsoft Azure has been easy to use in my experience.""I have found Microsoft Azure to be stable. We have large corporate customers and it is working great.""It's stable, easy to use, reliable, and cheap.""Technical support has been good over the years.""I know there have been a lot of improvements and a lot of new services lately. I'm really not aware of all of them."

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"They seem to be more readily integrating with Azure, which is great.""I like having the ability to easily run Oracle Linux server instances and to deploy Oracle Middleware and WebLogic servers. Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service products are also very useful, and we're using those right now within Oracle OCI.""Oracle does well when it comes to data privacy and security, which are critical.""Oracle offers more of the basic functionality needs.""The security on the solution is very good.""The pricing of the solution is pretty good.""Just having the many options and features offered by the product through the cloud is a major benefit.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the high level of performance for the databases."

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Cons
"Because it has a lot of features, a person just coming into Microsoft Azure might feel that it is a bit complex.""It is impossible to sell a cloud-based model here in Venezuela because we have strong inflation and most of our clients are immigrating to on-premises solutions.""The level of authorization or authorization cascading can be improved. We have the most powerful admins and then we have sub-admins, but the level of authorization is not that easy to handle or manage.""Onboarding customers is a challenge. Sometimes our customers don't know how to deal with the cloud environment. Maybe the customers are more comfortable with the old-fashioned on-premise environment.""The cost of the product is too high. It would be ideal if they could lower it a bit for their customers.""The deployment was quite complex.""There needs to be better data security. There are organizations that do not want their data to be submitted to Microsoft, they should have strong encryption.""I haven't checked the console for some time, however, compared to the AWS console, the interaction console of the web part, the web services, it's not so easy."

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"I think that there could be a more user-friendly environment when it comes to the options that Oracle presents through the Oracle Cloud Platform.""In a future release, they could improve by adding some form of machine learning and artificial intelligence.""Lacking in additional PaaS services.""The solution isn't very mature. The on-premises deployment has more features and the cloud needs to work to match those options.""The product could use some more development and maturity so it has more peripheral functionality already integrated.""I work with many clouds and I would say, in comparison, others have a better presentation of services and they have clearer steps in terms of implementation.""The initial setup can be a bit complex.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing fees are more than $1,000,000 USD annually."
  • "Reducing the price would be of benefit to our customers."
  • "The pricing for us is higher because we are using IaaS."
  • "Pricing of Microsoft Azure services depends on the build of what you prepare to deploy."
  • "It is important to consider ROI when looking at the cost of a subscription."
  • "The cost is a little high and can be more competitive."
  • "Monthly billing convenience reduced cost overheads up to 70 percent."
  • "The pricing model is subscription-based and it's not an expensive solution."
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  • "There is a subscription cost rather than licensing for this product."
  • "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."
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    Also Known As
    Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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    Overview

    Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.

    Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.

    Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.

    Microsoft Azure works as a:

    1. Platform as a service (PaaS)
    2. Software as a service (SaaS)
    3. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

    Microsoft Azure is available:

    • On-premises
    • Hybrid
    • Multi-cloud
    • At the edge

    Compared to its competitors, Microsoft Azure:

    • Has more affordable features
    • Has easier migration for organizations already using other Microsoft tools
    • Has several educational resources available
    • Provides robust support
    • Is ideal for small and large businesses

    Microsoft Azure Features:

    • Scalability
    • Stability
    • Flexibility
    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Active Directory
    • Monitoring features
    • Cloud-based
    • Automated tasks
    • Change capability cadence
    • Showback capabilities
    • Information protection
    • Azure Data Lake
    • Excellent portal
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Remote desktop
    • Fast provisioning
    • Data security
    • Data resiliency
    • Speed of service
    • Integrated delivery pipeline
    • Disaster recovery
    • Robust templates
    • Flexible coding languages
    • Virtual systems testing

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure:

    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Because Microsoft Azure is an IaaS, organizations can deploy as well as manage applications easily and quickly. Azure also provides you with the ability to customize the cloud software to meet your specific business needs.
    • Seamless integration: Microsoft Azure is built to seamlessly integrate with existing IT departments via hybrid databases, secure private connections, and storage solutions.
    • Cost-effective: Because Azure can harmoniously exist in your business environment with your data center, it is a very cost-effective solution.
    • Analytics support: Azure is designed with built-in support that is used to analyze data and provide key insights. Azure offers Cortana Analytics, Stream Analytics, Machine Learning, and SQL services.
    • Unique storage system: Compared to other cloud services, Microsoft Azure has more data centers and delivery points, which helps create an optimal user experience and also helps deliver content faster. In addition, Microsoft Azure makes it possible for organizations to exchange content across several virtual machines.
    • Enhanced flexibility: Azure provides extreme flexibility by allowing you to choose any level of functionality you require. It also supports many of the same technologies IT teams and developers usually depend on, making it easier for them to manage.
    • Easy implementation: Microsoft Azure is easy and quick to deploy. If necessary, you can change web apps to Azure with almost zero downtime.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    "It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.

    OmarJ., future datacenter consultant: Microsoft Azure Cloud at a tech company, adds that "The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."

    You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.

    "I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.

    Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."

    "The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.



    The Oracle Cloud Platform (also known as Platform as a Service or PaaS) provides a shared and elastically scalable platform for consolidation of existing applications and new application development and deployment. The Oracle Cloud Platform delivers cost savings through standardization and higher utilization of the shard platform across multiple applications.

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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company15%
    Government15%
    Energy/Utilities Company15%
    Logistics Company15%
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    Computer Software Company42%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government5%
    Energy/Utilities Company3%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 178 reviews while Oracle Cloud Platform is ranked 4th in PaaS Clouds with 10 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4, while Oracle Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Cloud Platform writes "Flexibility in supporting different capabilities and integrations make this excellent for moving to the cloud". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase, IBM Public Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Oracle Cloud Platform is most compared with IBM Public Cloud, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report.

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