Magento commerce vs Oracle commerce – battle between the best enterprise-grade platforms
As a fast-growing enterprise, you might outgrow the platform your eCommerce website is operating on. To keep up with growth, you need more scale, flexibility, and a set of robust features to help you reach, engage, and convert customers across all channels.
The eCommerce platform choice you’ll make today will have far-reaching consequences in the years to come. For many, it’s a choice between Magento Commerce Cloud and Oracle Commerce Cloud.
Both solutions are well suited for companies whose sales will top $100 million and continue growing in the years to come. If you are stuck in choosing between these two enterprise-grade eCommerce platforms, our eBook can help.
Consider our eBook as a starting point of your process. It looks at key issues at a high level and may jumpstart your decision-making process.
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Planning for future growth
Ecommerce merchants have long enjoyed a steady growth in business, growing from a small segment of the consumer’s wallet 15 years ago to an impressive 16% of total retail in 2019. Then along came the global stay-at-home orders, which accelerated its upward trajectory.
By the beginning of Q2 of this year, online sales were up 68% over Q2 sales in 2019.
As a growing eCommerce brand, you feel the opportunities and challenges of the consumer’s increasing reliance on online sales daily. You realize that your brand is outgrowing the platform on which you built your site. To keep up with your growing business, you need more scale, flexibility, and a set of robust features to help you reach, engage, and convert customers across all channels.
Questions to ask yourself
What are your capex and opex restraints?
While both Magento Commerce and Oracle Commerce offer robust services, going with Oracle requires higher capital and operational expenses.
You’ll need to consider: “How much do you want to spend upfront to launch your new site?”, “How quickly do you want your website built, tested, and rolled out, so it’s fully operational?” and “How much are you willing to spend to manage the site on an ongoing basis?”.
Skill set availability
In terms of managing the platform internally, both have equal ease of use. The difference, however, is that Magento Commerce is built in PHP, while Oracle Commerce is built in Java. Ready access to those skills should be a key criterion in your selection process.
Criteria for selection
Understanding the cost of Oracle Commerce is a complex exercise. Take, for instance, the start-up fees. At first glance, it looks as if both will equal out after 6 years of use, after which Magento might look more expensive. But there are other considerations:
- Hosting costs for Java applications are generally higher than for hosting PHP applications.
- Oracle Commerce Cloud will require you to purchase a license for an ad server, such as WebLogic.
- Most Oracle Commerce customers also purchase Oracle Database, a service with extremely complex pricing.
- Oracle charges a Named User License fee for customers, such as loyalty members, who register for your site.
In our experience, the cost of Oracle Commerce Cloud is 4x that of Magento Commerce Cloud; ongoing costs of Oracle are 2x higher than Magento.
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Magento Commerce and Oracle Commerce, both solutions are well suited for companies whose sales will top $100 million and will continue to grow in the years to come. If you are stuck in choosing between these two enterprise-grade eCommerce platforms, our eBook can help. Consider our eBook as a starting point of your process. It looks at key issues at a high level and may jumpstart your decision-making process.Download
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