We performed a comparison between Microsoft Azure and SAP Cloud Platform based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Although SAP is easier to deploy and has better service, Microsoft is a branded, well-known product and numerous organizations worldwide are an active part of the Microsoft Azure Universe. It is strong and powerful and many users are simply more familiar and comfortable using a solution they feel confident will help them get the job done well and that clients can more easily integrate with such a stable product.
"It is stable and scalable. It is useful for many applications and services, such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive."
"The user interface is very nice and makes everything easy to use."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the limitless possibilities of the infrastructure."
"It is quick and easy to deploy. It is flexible, and we can deploy a resource anytime. We like and prefer the pay-as-you-go model."
"The ability to scale down is a big thing."
"It is very easy to use, especially if it is on the servers. Also, I have found it to be easier to use than AWS. It is a stable and scalable product as well. I think it is also secure."
"Active Directory is a good feature. The infrastructure features that Azure provides are also good."
"The technical support has been excellent."
"The solution can scale."
"Cloud Platform's stability is great."
"The solution has a lot of great features."
"Great Integration Suite, with CPI being its stable component."
"It’s great that we have the entire suite of SAP at our fingertips."
"The maintenance part can be outsourced easily."
"The HANA replications are very useful."
"The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple."
"They need to make storage easy and offer more interconnectivity between solutions."
"We need more security to be available on our smartphones and mobile devices."
"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."
"The solution is too expensive."
"The pricing needs to be a bit lower. It's an expensive solution right now."
"We like that they have the new capabilities, but sometimes they're deprecating capabilities faster than we can handle. If we had to improve it, we would want to stay on some of these older capabilities a bit longer."
"It would be advantageous if the dashboard had more clarity, in terms of the visibility that it provides."
"At times, the support is terrible."
"The current pricing model is credit-based. We would like to have more information about the usage of the existing applications."
"When they innovate too fast, they end up confusing their customers."
"I can’t speak to features that may be missing."
"In person, when the development happens, we were told that it's flexible and customizable. However, sometimes, it's challenging to customize."
"The addition of more industry use cases would be an improvement."
"The main problem is that there aren't any easy migrations from SAP PO to SAP CPI, so from process orchestration to cloud platform integration."
"Lacks flexibility in its licensing structure."
"While it was good for a small entity, it was not ideal for a large enterprise."
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:
Microsoft Azure is available:
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Reviews from Real Users:
"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“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.
SAP Cloud Platform is an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) and PaaS cloud tool. It powers applications that deliver real-time insights to contribute to more effective and timely decision-making. Customers all over the world from different-sized companies use SAP Cloud Platform to build application extensions, integrate landscapes, or extend existing enterprise applications in the cloud.
The platform incorporates innovative technologies, including big data, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). SAP Cloud Platform supports native services and products by SAP, as well as partners with popular platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, and Alibaba Cloud.
Users of the product can extend, integrate, and develop applications on premises and in the cloud. The product offers flexibility, agility, and scalability, as it enables easy integration and connection of different applications within the platform. The solution is based on open standards and provides a wide range of development tools.
SAP has announced that they are removing SAP Cloud Platform as a brand name and moving its capabilities within SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP). The features of SAP Cloud Platform will be integrated into SAP BTP to assist with data management and analytics, alongside other components of the platform. Existing customers of SAP Cloud Platform will continue to benefit from its products under SAP Integration Suite and SAP Extension Suite.
SAP Cloud Platform Capabilities
The solution offers a wide variety of tools, application capabilities, services, and application programming interface (API). These can be categorized in the following ways:
SAP Cloud Platform Benefits
The platform has many benefits which improve their client’s workflows. They include the following:
Reviews from Real Users
Shylaraj AK, a senior architect at a construction company, describes SAP Cloud Platform as easy to maintain, great features, and helpful support, which attributes to his high rating for the product.
Ehab-El H., chief executive officer at Asis, likes SAP Cloud Platform because it is easy to use with a fast deployment and straightforward setup.
Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 179 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 14 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Easy to maintain, great features, and helpful support". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and IBM Public Cloud, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Mendix, Salesforce Platform and Oracle Integration Cloud Service. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.
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