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2018-04-29T07:49:00Z
Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Operations Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Oracle Java Cloud Service or OpenShift, which do you recommend?

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is OpenShift vs Oracle Java Cloud Service.

Which would you recommend and why? 

Thanks!

--Rhea

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Principal at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-05-01T00:09:22Z
01 May 18

I think this comparison is apples and oranges. OpenShift is orchestration of Docker on RedHat is unique set of applications while Oracle Java Cloud Service is PaaS by Oracle which enables Weblogic deployments on Oracle Cloud.

OpenShift is used to Orchestrate Docker Containers and Oracle Java Cloud Service deploys J2EE server on Oracle Infrastructure. OpenShift licenses are mostly tied to cores it is being run on while Oracle is promoting use of license portability for existing clients.

Overall OpenShift is New Generation tool to orchestrate containers and use Kubernetes for moving and Deploying containerized services. Oracle on other hand is giving PaaS service for existing and new Weblogic clients to move their applications to Oracle cloud seamlessly.

Hope this puts some context around this comparison

it_user693981 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior IT Analyst at HCL Tech Ltd
Consultant
2018-05-01T04:28:07Z
01 May 18

OpenShift is far more competent than Oracle Java Cloud, as is robust, reliable and highly customizable. Its been created by masters.
OpenShift have great GUI and CLI tools allowing developers to deploy, test and delete projects as per their requirement, it also frees up ample time for the operations team to work on production readiness. There are Docker images and Kubernetes templates in it, deployments can be done with ease.
Images are built in one go by the CI/CD pipeline and can be stored, for future reference also, in a repository. CI/CD integration is like tick-tac-toe with built-in Jenkins servers and S2i functionalities. We can then run these images in production environments.
OpenShift (in fact Kubernetes) templates are JSON files that lists all components of a project: docker image name and version, runtime configuration of the images, services, routes and storage options in elite GUI format.
Processing Speed is lightening fast in OpenShift.

Jay Moore - PeerSpot reviewer
Group Chief Technology Officer with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-05-02T04:06:36Z
02 May 18

OpenShift for sure over Oracle Java Cloud.

Three words sum it up nicely… Money, Market, and Manageability.

Money from a cost comparison for deployment, operations, and capacities.
Market from a how many people are leveraging it and skill available to support the operations of it.
Manageability from skills available compared to the capabilities of the platform.

PeerSpot user
Sr Engineer at PTC
Real User
2018-05-01T09:40:37Z
01 May 18

I'd go with OpenShift. It's been along for quite some time now and has Red Hat's commitment to software excellence behind it.

PeerSpot user
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
MSP
2018-05-01T04:15:24Z
01 May 18

Well, at the moment, if you are dealing in Dockers, then OpenShift and if you are already using weblogic then Oracle Java Cloud Service.

TB
Director and Head of IT at a non-tech company
Real User
2018-07-04T21:38:36Z
04 July 18

OpenShift for sure. It is very good open source technology with good future ahead.

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PeerSpot user
IT Manager at a translation and localization position
Vendor
2018-05-02T07:59:19Z
02 May 18

OpenShift is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 15 reviews vs Oracle Java Cloud Service which is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 8 reviews. The top reviewer of OpenShift writes "Great GUI and CLI tools allow developers to deploy, test and delete projects on demand, freeing up time for the operations team to work on production readiness". The top reviewer for Oracle Java Cloud Service writes "You don't have to worry about setting up the infrastructure; Oracle manages it. We had to do manual configurations, even after we got the JCS instance". OpenShift is most compared with Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix, and Oracle Cloud Platform. Oracle Java Cloud Service is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Application Container Cloud Service.

it_user697728 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at huawei
Real User
2018-05-01T02:22:07Z
01 May 18

Either is ok. I will recommend OpenShift on Telefonica Open Cloud.

Open Cloud introduction:
https://www.cloud.telefonica.com/en/open-cloud/

PeerSpot user
Senior Systems Analyst at CGI
Consultant
2018-04-30T15:01:09Z
30 April 18

Good morning

In regards to Java Cloud , according to me of course, they do have a slight lead. As their structure has been around longer than openshift has, I think it is reasonable that this be true.

Having said that, not only is OpenShift coming up strong, STABILITY... yes I meant to say that in caps because OpenShift is SOLID. New updates are coming openshift which will closed up the security gaps , agreed , and still .. as a pragmatist that I am , it would take STABILITY over frequent crash monitoring any day.

Where , and again according to me, Java Cloud isn't really giving me anything new , just patches, OPENSHIFT is striving and cutting a new road.

So , some adjustments you need to consider in OpenShift yes with stability or Java Cloud , looks pretty and has caused me some pretty nervous moments.

Best regards
Antonio

FC
User at phoenix
Vendor
2018-04-30T13:40:25Z
30 April 18

I had a bad experience with Oracle, and while not too familiar yet with OpenShift, I would not be able to make a comparison.

However, one thing I learn is to stay away from Oracle PaaS, due to their aggressive fee schemes.

Hope this helps

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