IaaS Warzone: Amazon vs Oracle vs Microsoft
In response to Amazon Web Services growing appeal, Oracle recently announced big pricing changes in the way it would allow hosting of their products in AWS environments. CEO’s Larry Ellison (Oracle) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) are now creating a tabloid war while competing with one another for cloud supremacy. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has seemingly stayed out of the cloud war of words until this point, but we bet it is only a matter of time until Microsoft joins the fray. Compare Amazon AWS vs. Oracle Cloud from a cost perspective using this chart.
Differences in Cost Between AWS and Oracle Cloud:
To this point, AWS is more affordable generally speaking than Oracle Cloud. In September 2016, Ellison declared Amazon’s lead in the public cloud had ended, but we are hedging our bets that it is smoke and mirrors. The Register recently reported that Oracle, “effectively doubles license fees to run its stuff in AWS”, which may be the wrong way Oracle makes good on their promises that their cloud will be faster and cheaper. The fact is, Amazon’s EC2 product is threatening Oracle’s core customer group – enterprise level businesses. In our opinion, Oracle seems to have a lot more catching up to do in both price and functionality before it can even hold a candle to Amazon.
Differences in Cost Between AWS vs Azure:
We find that Azure has a much more robust infrastructure than Oracle, and it makes a stronger apples-to-apples comparison. AWS has two core products: S3 and EC2. Similarly, Azure has two core options with Blob and Table.
Download AWS vs Oracle Price Comparison:
We created a downloadable, PDF price comparison chart demonstrating differences in AWS and Oracle cloud by region and server types. We compare support costs, redundancy pricing, and data transfer fees.