"The technical support has been excellent."
"I think the single sign-on functionality and the ease with which you can deposit things on the cloud have been valuable. Azure has very robust security functionalities and authentication features, which come with mobility, along with backup and credential checks."
"It is a reliable solution that is easy to set up."
"We've got multiple tools on Azure, which is a very good feature of Azure. Our Palo Alto firewall and other things are hosted in Azure. We're using Sentinel as well, which is a security tool that is being used by our SOC teams. I've also used AWS, and I find Azure to be more Windows-driven. Although Azure is newer as compared to AWS, it is growing fast. Microsoft is working towards the betterment of Azure."
"It is a very easy-to-use platform, and it is very powerful in terms of data backup and Blob storage. It has very good features, especially if you are using Microsoft products, such as Windows, Microsoft SQL Server."
"My experience with technical support so far is very good."
"It has multiple features that can be used from the start."
"Microsoft Azure has a large scope, it can do many things."
"The most valuable feature is the data synchronization, or the push and pull of the data."
"The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple."
"It's suitable for various sizes of companies. I have used it with big companies and with small ones as well."
"The most valuable feature is integration."
"Cloud Platform's stability is great."
"The pre-delivered content from the SAP cloud platform is definitely a strength."
"Scalability is one of the benefits that we have in using the product."
"SAP has provided very good support."
"As compared to AWS, Azure can improve its functionality. In terms of the feature list, it is still lacking a bit as compared to AWS. AWS supports lots of types of operating systems, which Azure is still catching up with. Azure is mainly focused on the Windows system, and it is not yet there in terms of integration with other operating systems like Linux, Unix. Azure is slowly catching up."
"In my opinion, what could be improved is making the actual costs more predictable. It is very difficult to estimate the cost or the budget you are going to need to run your environment in Azure Cloud. You have to be a specialist to understand how you will be charged, which constantly changes."
"The initial setup can be improved."
"Technical support could be improved."
"Lacks flexibility in terms of storage or resource allocation."
"We need more customization and support for doing so."
"I think it would be good to keep making progress on giving users the ability to do action calls on Data Factory. Right now, it's mostly local. Perhaps Microsoft could add the ability to put some calls in the workflow."
"The solution needs to offer more data analysis services."
"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."
"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."
"I'd like to see more local integration."
"They are still developing this product. It does not really have 100% of the necessary features available to properly service business clients"
"Usability is a challenge most of the time and not being able to get all of the information."
"The solution requires more flexibility overall."
"In the next release, I would like to see improvements with the price and the licensing."
"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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Reviews from Real Users:
"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 177 reviews while SAP Cloud Platform is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 9 reviews. Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2, while SAP Cloud Platform is rated 7.8. 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 "Offers a good pathway to integrate with the cloud and has good support ". Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and Salesforce Platform, whereas SAP Cloud Platform is most compared with Amazon AWS, Mendix, Salesforce Platform, Google Compute Engine and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. See our Microsoft Azure vs. SAP Cloud Platform report.
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