Cloud computing, in addition to helping you store data, also provides networking, database, hosting, etc., services on the internet.
This was made possible through cloud computing platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
In this article, we will compare and contrast Oracle cloud, AWS, and Azure regarding their features, pricing, and customer support to help you decide which cloud service provider to choose.
What is Oracle Cloud?
Oracle Cloud offers Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (Paas), and even Data as a Service (DaaS). Also, like other cloud computing providers, Oracle Cloud offers a subscription-based service.
Cloud computing with Amazon Web Services, AWS is comprehensive and evolving. It is a platform by Amazon.com. It also ranks 1st among other cloud computing providers occupying over 1/3rd of the market. Its products include networking, remote computing, storage, and mobile development.
What about Microsoft Azure?
Microsoft Azure is one of the top contenders in the cloud computing world. It also offers IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS that provide networking, storage, and computing services.
1. Microsoft vs AWS vs Oracle Cloud: What are the main features?
Every cloud computing provider has features you can compare and contrast to determine which one is more deserving of your project. Here, we will look at these features as they relate to the three cloud platforms:
High-Performance computing services like EC2.
Leverages EC2 to meet specific customer needs
Virtual Machines that allow you to host your applications in the cloud
Flexible Virtualization enables you to create a VM from a hard disc.
Virtual Machine is flexible and can be configured to meet requirements precisely for an application.
EBS, Glacier, and E3 are storage services used by AWS
Azure uses Standard Archive, Blob Storage, and Disk Storage.
Storage is bought through block volumes service (1 petabyte).
With AWS, secure alternatives are a part of the default selection to ensure users have access to enhanced security.
With Azure, there’s an AI-powered tool – a dedicated cloud Defender that offers excellent protection,
Similar to that of AWS but has a better security approach and strong governance.
In addition, it works better with separate application controls from data.
With VPC provided by AWS, users can create private networks.
Azure’s networking rests on VPN
Oracle offers up to 700 Mbps speed that grows alongside the number of cores up to 24.6Gbps.
AWS supports up to 6 standard database engines through a database service – Amazon RDS.
Azure supports HBase, Hadoop, Storm, and Spark through its Cortana Intelligence and SQL Server Database.
Oracle relies on advanced technology for its database management. It’s speculated that it is up to 20 years ahead of AWS.
2. Pricing models between AWS, Azure, and Oracle
While these 3 are giants in the cloud computing market, their pricing models differ. Here, we’ll see the differences in their pricing models to help you choose what’s best for your budget and project.
Factors that Influence Pricing:
Some factors influence the pricing models, considering that these prices vary depending on those factors.
The table above slightly mentions how prices can differ according to region. However, we’ll be further looking at the factors and a few more:
3. How do they differ in terms of customer support?
Each cloud computing platform has different customer support levels. They are designed to figure out how best to support their various customers, and here, we’ll be discussing these levels and the different ways they can help.
AWS offers Basic, Developer, Business, and Enterprise Customer Support levels.
Azure has similar customer support levels to AWS- Basic (free), Developer ($29), Standard ($100), and Professional ($1,000).
Oracle’s customer support differs from AWS and Azure, considering that it doesn’t come in levels and is tailored for certain customers. These levels include Platinum, Priority, and Premier.
What are the pros and Cons of each platform?
How do I choose the right cloud service provider for my business?
With the many cloud computing platforms in the market, choosing one for your business can be daunting. However, a few factors can help narrow down your options.
Here, we’ll be comparing 3 aspects of these platforms that will help you decide better which one is best for you.
In summary, with AWS being the leader of the pack, it’s safe to say that your decision should be easy to make, especially considering its features and customer support.
However, you should tilt toward Azure if you’re on a budget and need quality customer support and user-friendly features.
Nonetheless, if your project requires SaaS customer support and a top-tier security option, you should focus more on Oracle Cloud.