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.
"The most valuable features of the solution are for management, such as dashboards."
"The technical support has been excellent."
"Provides a high level of availability and 99% uptime."
"I appreciate that everything is basically shift forward from a security standpoint."
"In terms of scalability, it is perfect."
"The system is more secure, and this is valuable."
"It's a flexible solution."
"The Azure Portal has an advantage in terms of UX making buying resources or downgrading is really easier to understand. AWS has micro, smaller functionalities whereas Azure has more end-to-end focus which makes it easier saving you time and money."
"SAP Cloud Platform's most valuable features are its exhaustiveness, scalability with minimum maintenance, and functionality."
"The dashboard provides pretty good clarity."
"It’s great that we have the entire suite of SAP at our fingertips."
"The maintenance part can be outsourced easily."
"The pre-delivered content from the SAP cloud platform is definitely a strength."
"The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple."
"Cloud Platform's stability is great."
"The solution can scale."
"Due to the pandemic, I haven't been able to utilize their full resources. This has made it complicated to scale up. I hope this will be resolved after the pandemic."
"It can be improved in terms of ease of billing or monitoring of the billing. That gets to be a little difficult."
"Any time you use a cloud service, there are increased security risks. If you want more security, you have to have private hosting."
"I believe that some of the services need to be available on the on-premises version and not only based on the cloud."
"A good strategy would be to include a feature for integrating with external ecosystems."
"Sometimes performance takes a hit on a slow network."
"I'd like to see better integration with S/4HANA integrated and other services, like monitoring, for example."
"The pricing needs to be a bit lower. It's an expensive solution right now."
"When they innovate too fast, they end up confusing their customers."
"The addition of more industry use cases would be an improvement."
"The current pricing model is credit-based. We would like to have more information about the usage of the existing applications."
"When I started looking at the client's IT architecture, I started by doing a study of their services, DVM, data volume, and management services. According to the results, they could be a lot better at this."
"Lacks flexibility in its licensing structure."
"I'd like to see more local integration."
"While it was good for a small entity, it was not ideal for a large enterprise."
"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."
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.
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"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 HANA Cloud Platform powers applications that deliver real-time insights to drive more effective and timely decision making. The product promises to accelerate analytics, business processes, sentiment data processing, and predictive capabilities.
Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 190 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 12 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 8.0. 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 SAP Cloud Platform writes "Easy to maintain, great features, and helpful support". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Amazon AWS, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and IBM Public Cloud, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Mendix and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.
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