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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"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."

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"One of the best features of this solution is that it is web-based and you can log in and work on it from anywhere.""The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data.""SAP has provided very good support.""SAP is an excellent company with an excellent reputation, excellent products, and dedicated customer support.""The most valuable feature is integration.""It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well.""Scalability is one of the benefits that we have in using the product.""The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple."

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Cons
"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."

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"I would like to see more and better support for data transformations.""Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information.""We need to connect our ERP solution via the VPN. We need to make sure our ERP solutions aren't exposed to the outside world. Our teams really struggle with this.""They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients""In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing.""The solution requires more flexibility overall.""My impression of the stability is that it is not good. Almost every month there is something new and that makes us nervous about delivery."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"SAP's pricing is usually high compared to the competition. But this is also justified because they hold their products and services to quite high standards.""The pricing can be negotiated.""The cost when it comes to monitoring can be difficult."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Amazon AWS is superior to IBM public for several reasons.  The most important reason is the diversity of software tools, the geographic diversity and availability, lower operating costs and… more »
Top Answer: I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good.
Top Answer: If you are an enterprise, or even just one person handling the solution for multiple clients, you will need to get a license. That said, you don't have to pay for licenses if you're an individual… more »
Top Answer: How is SAP Cloud Platform different than Amazon AWS? Amazon AWS offers options both in terms of upgrading and expanding capabilities as well as acquiring greater storage space. These upgrades can… more »
Top Answer: The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple.
Top Answer: The cost when it comes to monitoring can be difficult. We have to be very, very careful and aware of any changes so the price won't go up too much.
Ranking
7th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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10,455
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
432
Rating
7.8
8th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
10,674
Comparisons
8,597
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
606
Rating
7.6
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IBM Bluemix
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Overview

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.

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.

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Sample Customers
Uvionics Tech, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Alpha Modus, Inventive, Web Business Consulting, FindBrok, SilverHook Powerboats, United Way of Allegheny County
Siemens, Shell & Volkswagen, Still, EarlySense, Roche, National Football League, Heidelberg University Hospital, In Mind Computing, The Timken Company, OPAL, EnterpriseJungle, Groupe Danone, Accenture, T-Systems, Sailing Team Germany, Sloan Valve
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
Program Development Consultancy14%
Political Organization14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm6%
Educational Organization5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company38%
Computer Software Company25%
Pharma/Biotech Company25%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider19%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
540,884 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Public Cloud is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 8 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 8th in PaaS Clouds with 8 reviews. IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.8, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Flexible, user-friendly, and competitively-priced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Cloud Platform writes "Offers a good pathway to integrate with the cloud and has good support ". IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google Compute Engine, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, Mendix and OpenShift. See our IBM Public Cloud vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.

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