We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The price of IBM Cloud is most valuable for us. The service is personable and gives us a good rapport. I can't say it's the best, but it was enough for our needs."
"The availability is second to none. Customer support is very good."
"One of the features that I really like about IBM Cloud is the flexibility where you can order your own hardware."
"This is a predictable and dependable service."
"There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product."
"It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup"
"For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors."
"I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good."
"Overall, there are some very good features on Oracle and it offers good customization capabilities."
"The environment is super fast so you get all the underlying machines behind the data. It's a good processing machine, especially in the Generation Two Cloud."
"Just having the many options and features offered by the product through the cloud is a major benefit."
"The security on the solution is very good."
"The simple infrastructure of the service is very useful."
"The pricing of the solution is pretty good."
"I like having the ability to easily run Oracle Linux server instances and to deploy Oracle Middleware and WebLogic servers. Oracle's Infrastructure as a Service products are also very useful, and we're using those right now within Oracle OCI."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the high level of performance for the databases."
"Maybe performance enhancers and reports could be better improved. If they do so, it would be better. Of all the drawbacks I saw, this would be the biggest enhancement."
"The deployment can be a bit of a pain. There are a lot of packages and a lot of options and it can require complex configuration to get it right."
"There is not a lot of support for this solution, which is something that needs to be improved."
"They could improve on customizing reporting capabilities."
"It could be more secure."
"The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement."
"They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved."
"The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon."
"Technical support does not offer the best service and should be improved."
"The solution requires tighter integration capabilities."
"The product could use some more development and maturity so it has more peripheral functionality already integrated."
"The solution isn't very mature. The on-premises deployment has more features and the cloud needs to work to match those options."
"The scalability requires some improvement. This is one of the most important things they need to get better at."
"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."
"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."
"The price of IBM Cloud is very cheap compared to competitors AWS and Azure."
"The licensing fees are straightforward and predictable."
"Pricing is not as fair as Amazon or Azure."
"In order to be competitive, you have to commit to a contract for at least one year, but you pay a fixed monthly fee."
"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."
IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.
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.
IBM Public Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 8 reviews while Oracle Cloud Platform is ranked 6th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8, while Oracle Cloud Platform is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". 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". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Oracle Cloud Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, Google Compute Engine and SAP Cloud Platform. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. Oracle Cloud Platform report.
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