Amazon AWS Pros and Cons

Amazon AWS Pros

Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution scales very nicely.
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect y Cloud Application Developer at Honne Services
The AWS feature that I most enjoy is Lambda functions. I primarily use serverless components because they allow you to process things without having to compromise on resources like when running EC2 instances or virtual machines. With minimal effort, you can scale up an unlimited number of processes, even concurrently, to process things. I frequently work with web APIs, so I use Lambda a lot in this area.
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GD
Lead Architect - Expert Enterprise Data Solutions at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The storage on offer is excellent.
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BW
Director of Platform and Information Security at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
The solution offers a low footprint. We don't have to come up with a data center ourselves. We basically don't have to own any hardware. We just rent a slice of their platform and we have everything we need.
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IW
Cloud Architect at a legal firm with 10,001+ employees
The product has a lot of new functionality.
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KC
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The reason I like AWS is that they have a large market share and a large presence. When it comes to our use case, a big positive is that MuleSoft and AWS are working together very well. So instead of competing against each other, they're meshing together.
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HB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution offers a very detailed dashboard that has some metrics, such as performance and budget.
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RH
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution has good speed. It's very fast.
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Enterprise architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The solution has very good Lambda functions within AWS.
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Senior Cloud Consultant at GBM
It has many choices of computer options, storage options, and even database options.
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Amazon AWS Cons

Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The pricing is something you have to watch. You really have to constantly optimize your costs for instances and things like that. That can become a job in itself to manage just from a budgeting standpoint.
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AWS Certified Solutions Architect y Cloud Application Developer at Honne Services
Recently we had a long conversation about functionality that is missing in Alexa — in Mexico, specifically. Alexa for Business is a service and platform that Americans can use to make a call to an Amazon Echo device or a telephone via the app. But in Mexico, we are not allowed to use that technology. This is a significant disadvantage of AWS for those living in Mexico.
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GD
Lead Architect - Expert Enterprise Data Solutions at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Their metadata management in AWS needs improvement.
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BW
Director of Platform and Information Security at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
They should really consolidate and make things simpler rather than offer you hundreds of random options. The way everything is arranged really forces users to figure out everything on their own and then, on top of that, to calculate the total costs. There's an infinite number of combinations even just with cost calculations. It's just too much.
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IW
Cloud Architect at a legal firm with 10,001+ employees
The problem with AWS is you have to keep up with the technology. If you don't stay up to date with the technology and its latest changes then you won't know what to use in your infrastructure.
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KC
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There have been some issues in the past when it comes to file integrations in AWS's cloud products. However, there are now alternative solutions out there that are helping to integrate them all.
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HB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In a future release, I would like to see more support for AI because it is the future.
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RH
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
While AWS often is at the top of my list to recommend to people, I always have to tell them, "Hey, you got to be careful because if they don't like you, they can shut you down in a heartbeat. And they can kill an entire company by doing that."
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Enterprise architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The pricing could be more competitive.
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Senior Cloud Consultant at GBM
The web console of AWS is not so user-friendly.
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Learn what your peers think about Amazon AWS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2021.
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