Comparative Analysis Between Oracle Cloud and AWS

  • October 26, 2022
  • Jhansi Rani
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Published On October 26, 2022
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services are designed for businesses looking for better performance at low costs and faster cloud migration for their business applications. There are several reasons why customers choose Oracle Cloud services over Amazon Web Services:
  1. They can utilize cloud services in the public cloud or host in their own data center with Oracle Cloud@Customer dedicated region.
  2. They can migrate and run any workload on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, including Oracle applications and databases, VMware, or bare metal servers.
  3. They can leverage automation and implement best-practice security controls to prevent errors due to misconfiguration.
  4. They face lower risks with Oracle’s end-to-end SLAs covering service performance, availability, and manageability.
  5. They can achieve better performance from their workloads at a much lower cost.

What are the key advantages of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services vs. Amazon Web Services?

1. Deploy cloud services in your own data center

Businesses opt for on-premises servers to help meet regulatory and data sovereignty requirements, reduce latency, and ensure better resource control. They want to leverage the advantages of the public cloud and the security and isolation of the on-premises infrastructure.

With Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer, you have a choice to deploy workloads in the public cloud or within your own data center. Unlike AWS, Oracle provides its entire public cloud services portfolio on your data center. You can lower costs, upgrade outdated applications with modern functionality, and meet stringent data sovereignty and latency requirements. Customers get the best of both worlds with Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer.

2. Optimized for Oracle workloads

Several customers are migrating mission-critical business applications and databases to the cloud to increase operational efficiencies, application performance, and availability.

Customers must perform these migrations without making extensive changes to familiar applications or business processes.

Unlike AWS, OCI services simplify cloud migrations by offering the best deployment options, the highest performance, availability, and lowest costs for Oracle databases and workloads.

Oracle provides the ability to ramp up quickly to a SaaS model for enterprise applications such as ERP, HCM, SCM, etc. But this is not possible with AWS as it doesn’t have any enterprise SaaS applications in its portfolio.

3. Migrate and run any workload without modifications

The on-premise infrastructure allows customers to directly run workloads on bare metal server hardware when they need greater performance, latency, or security. They are looking for these options in the public cloud as well. Many businesses also run VMware vSphere in their data centers and want to migrate the workloads running on physical servers and VMware environments without needing to rearchitect their applications, change familiar applications or processes, or add unnecessary complexity to their operations. Unlike AWS, OCI services make it easy to do this.

4. Automate and streamline security

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services are designed based on a security-first, zero-trust architecture. Oracle Cloud, unlike AWS, provides simple yet efficient security controls and automation to implement best-practice security measures and prevent misconfiguration errors. A diverse portfolio of security services secures your applications and workloads in OCI, including unified security controls, data protection and encryption, infrastructure protection, identity and access management, incident identification and remediation, and compliance services.

5. Reduce risks with Oracle's comprehensive SLAs

Businesses need more than just availability and scalability from their cloud infrastructure. Business-critical workloads also demand consistent performance and the ability to run, manage, monitor, and modify resources running on the cloud 24x7x365. Unlike AWS, OCI services offer end-to-end SLAs covering service performance, availability, and manageability.

6. Avoid unforeseen cost escalations

AWS often customers face unexpected extra costs, where they find out they owe more than their estimates and need help figuring out why. This happens because AWS pricing is complex and penalizes customers for resources such as data transfer and storage performance which are difficult to estimate. AWS does offer discounts for multi-year product commitments, but they are reserved for specific compute shapes, operating systems, and regions. These deployments lock customers into AWS-only services without any price guarantees for the future.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services provide better performance at a significantly lower cost than AWS. Oracle’s pricing structure is relatively simple, predictable, and transparent, without any hidden fees. Additionally, OCI charges a flat rate across all regions, meaning there are no cost escalations if your business expands into a different region or geography. Oracle also provides Universal Credits, enabling customers to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in any region at lower costs, with a predictable monthly fee. Your usage doesn’t have to be monthly as the credits don’t expire at the end of the month and can be used any time during a 12-month contract window.


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services are built from the ground up to support every application by solving problems that several customers face with existing public clouds like Amazon Web Services. Oracle Cloud Services can accelerate the migration of existing workloads while improving application reliability and performance. It offers native support for VMware, Oracle Database, and other clustering architectures, complete instance isolation, and a zero-trust approach for better security and performance.
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