Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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What Is The Biggest Difference Between Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Platform?

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Microsoft Azure vs Oracle Cloud Platform.

People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?

What is the biggest difference between Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Platform? Which of these two solutions would you recommend to a colleague evaluating PaaS clouds and why?

Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!

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3 Answers
Security Analyst (SOC) at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Mar 5, 2019

Well, 3500 free hours is a lot of time to waste if you find out that it´s not the best solution for your Company, that´s why I would suggest to study the characteristics that offers each solution to implement in relation to the needs of the project and organisation.

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Security Analyst (SOC) at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Mar 1, 2019

In my humble opinion both solutions are great, at the moment the 2 strongest providers are Microsoft and AWS, but in order to be able to choose between Microsoft and Oracle we need to know more about the nature of the project. We would need more details such as the scale of the project, the lifespan, budget....
I would compare also the Infrastructure Security Design, Developer Tools each solutions offers, elasticity, scalability...., etc. before taking a decision.

Conclusion: there is not a bad solution it all depends of your needs (There is no black or white)

Software Architect at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Feb 27, 2019

Well, 3500 free hours is a nice way to find out if you like Oracle Cloud! That is one benefit!

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At one level both providers are about the same. The biggest difference is the billing and service models.If you have a business relationship with Microsoft for other products and services then bundling in Azure could be a win. It may reduce some costs but at the very least you have 1 fewer service providers to deal with.I tend to like AWS but that is just because I am familiar with their services. One thing to keep track of is the costs. I have one client who really wants to move to AWS but cannot find a way to get over the 8-10 times increase in monthly costs over operating out of a shared data center with purchased equipment.
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Cloud Native Architect | Kubernetes | Security | DevOps | SRE | Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 8, 2023
Hi,This totally depends on your organization, what identity management and other products are being used, etc. It can actually depend on a lot of factors. For me, it is hard to say that one is definitively "better" than the other as it largely depends on the specific needs and requirements of the organization. Both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are highly capable cloud computing platforms with a wide range of features and services. For some organizations, AWS may be the better option due to its strong portfolio of infrastructure and platform services, extensive global network of data centers, and its mature and well-established ecosystem of third-party tools and services. For others, Azure may be the better choice due to its strong focus on big data and artificial intelligence (AI) services, its integration with other Microsoft products, and its hybrid cloud capabilities. Ultimately, the best solution will depend on the organization's specific use case and requirements. It is important to carefully evaluate both options and weigh the pros and cons of each before making a decision.
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Dec 11, 2022
Every time we have needed assistance, Oracle Cloud Platform has offered it reliably and in a timely manner. I am content with their customer support and believe they are among the companies that, despite their high number of clients, will pay attention to everyone. My company is not an enterprise - we are a smaller organization - but the technical support provided by Oracle has been just the same, as they do not prioritize their clients by size. The platform runs pretty much without fault, although we have needed assistance a couple of times. On those rare occasions, we were given their full attention and guidance.
Dec 11, 2022
The customer support of Oracle Cloud Platform is reliable; they have answered our questions and proven useful in the past. However, I have my concerns about the technical support. In the past, we have contacted them for several issues and their reactions could be improved; they are prompt, but not always very helpful. We have asked their support to troubleshoot certain features for us and we did not receive the results we expected. For general questions, they will answer quickly, but if you need technical help, you may need to go through a more lengthy process of explanations back and forth. This slows down work and needs to be fixed.
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