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Executive Summary
Updated on March 24, 2022

We performed a comparison between Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Platform based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: While some Microsoft Azure reviewers report the initial setup to be straightforward, others feel that the product has a learning curve, and that the setup can be complex for inexperienced users. Most Oracle Cloud Platform users report the initial setup to be straightforward.
  • Features: Microsoft Azure users are very satisfied with its scalability, flexibility, performance, user friendly interface, and stability. A few Microsoft Azure users would like to see improved integration abilities. Oracle Cloud Platform receives high marks from reviewers for its security and stability and slightly lower grades for its scalability.
  • Pricing: Many Microsoft Azure reviewers think that the price is too high. Oracle Cloud Platform users feel the pricing is fair.
  • ROI: Microsoft Azure users say they are satisfied with the ROI for the product.
  • Service and Support: Microsoft Azure receives mixed reviews for its technical support. Some users are satisfied with the level of support they receive but others say that Microsoft Azure’s response time is slow. Most Oracle Cloud Platform users feel that its technical support is adequate but could be improved.

Comparison Results: Microsoft Azure wins out in this comparison. Our reviewers agree that Microsoft Azure is a robust, easy to manage, and stable solution. Oracle Cloud Platform did come out on top in the Pricing and Ease of Deployment categories.

To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report (Updated: July 2022).
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Pros
"It is stable and scalable. It is useful for many applications and services, such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive.""Microsoft Azure is built for scalability.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is its ease of use.""Databricks is really nice because you have the power to process lots of data and you can create queries and provide big analysis for the business using a robust cluster.""The solution is very simple to use. It has a lot of great practical applications we really appreciate.""Microsoft Azure has been easy to use in my experience.""Technical support has been extremely helpful.""It is a reliable solution that is easy to set up."

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"They seem to be more readily integrating with Azure, which is great.""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.""Oracle Cloud Platform is a good solution because with large data platforms the data migration can be a challenge and this is the reason to move and migrate towards the cloud from on-premises.""The simple infrastructure of the service is very useful.""Oracle offers more of the basic functionality needs.""A good feature of the solution is the clear roadmap it provides specifically from Oracle to PC, there are good options to use OTP.""The security on the solution is very good.""The initial setup was easy. It takes just a few minutes to create a virtual machine."

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Cons
"The cost management and billing section features could be improved.""The cost of the product is too high. It would be ideal if they could lower it a bit for their customers.""Microsoft Azure could improve by having more virtual machine operating systems available.""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.""They should optimize their pricing so that we can use more features. I would also like to see more auditing and more security for the Blob storage feature. From a technical point, it has very good features for Microsoft products, but for non-Microsoft products, it may have some limitations. I have mostly worked with Windows-based integration, and now I am trying to use it for open-source systems. It is good but not as easy as Microsoft products.""It should have a better hybrid-cloud central analysis. Their support service also needs to be improved. Our main concern is support calls. Our issue is basically related to the technical functionality of the services that we use. It doesn't behave as expected, and support often fails to solve the problem.""The license price could be lower.""They can improve the number of requests. Maybe they can increase it from 5,000 requests to 10,000 requests a month. Sometimes when you try to connect, it is quite unresponsive. When you want to communicate using the API, you get an internal error."

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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.""Since our Oracle products are on premise we cannot get the premier Oracle products.""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 scalability requires some improvement. This is one of the most important things they need to get better at.""The initial setup can be a bit complex.""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.""Oracle Cloud Platform can improve the integration with hybrid and cross-cloud deployments. It should be a flexible solution with a very well-defined integration with other applications in the hybrid environment. There are certain integrations that are not straightforward."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "It is not cheap. Its price could be a little bit less."
  • "The pricing model can be improved because we find that Azure pricing is a bit high."
  • "Microsoft always provides the entry-level solution with a cheap license. Once you start to like the product, then you have to pay for the full package, which is more expensive than the entry-level solution. Every feature comes with a license and a cost. Some licenses have multiple features, and some features require a specific license."
  • "It is competitive with other public cloud providers, and its price is very close to different cloud providers. There is not a noticeable difference between different cloud providers. Otherwise, it would be a risk for them to have services that were much more expensive than their competition. They're pretty much neck to neck on pricing."
  • "The licensing fees depend on the number of users that we have."
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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."
  • "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."
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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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    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Government11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform
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    Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 188 reviews while Oracle Cloud Platform is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 17 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4, while Oracle Cloud Platform is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". 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, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, SAP Cloud Platform and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Oracle Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Public Cloud, OpenShift and Amazon Lightsail. See our Microsoft Azure vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report.

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