Amazon AWS Reviews

Amazon AWS is the #2 ranked solution of our top Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) tools. It's rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to OpenShift - Amazon AWS vs OpenShift

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Real User
Director of Platform and Information Security at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Jun 17 2020

What is most valuable?

AWS is a cloud platform. There are hundreds of tools within it. The cloud handles the updates so we never have to worry about looking for the latest version of the… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The fact that we as a startup don't have to invest in expensive hardware and a place to house it is very helpful for our small business. It saves us money in the long run… more »

What needs improvement?

The biggest area for improvement is the fact that there are a vast amount of tools. The best way to describe it is this: you have lots of Lego pieces, hundreds of Lego… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The calculating of costs is quite difficult. There are all kinds of variables to consider and it's all very unclear. It's my understanding that our company is charged a… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are just a startup so the company is young. The founders made the choice to use the database and they've used it since day one.

What other advice do I have?

We're a startup company. It's a very small company with only 20 people. Everything we use is cloud-based. We're simply a customer of AWS. We don't have a special… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

My understanding is that this product was used from day one. I don't think other options were considered. However, I was not at the company when AWS was implemented.
Edison Macabebe
Real User
Chief Technology Architect - Agile/Devops Evangelist at Sandz Solutions
Jul 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The experience with Amazon AWS is error-free. That was also, of course, something that I really appreciate. That means it's really well-tested and, as published or as declared. So it works as-is. I think the interfaces are really quite usable and something that I think is user friendly.

What needs improvement?

I'm just bugged by the charges that I'm not really able to manage. If there is so much little stuff, that I enabled from time to time, then I get lost. And then I tend to forget about that. It would be better if there was a corresponding notification as well. I would like to see a notification… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I would say that the Microsoft Azure interface is a lot slicker. But the last time I use it was around 2018. So comparing the interfaces in the dashboard views I think the Azure has the edge.

What other advice do I have?

I would certainly recommend Amazon AWS. It's very useful because you can easily try out your compute requirements, whatever storage or whatever other services that you may want. I would rate Amazon AWS at an eight on a scale of ten.
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Khushal Kaviraj
Real User
Staff Engineer at Commonwealth Bank
Jul 12 2020

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of features that I really like including ease of deployment, ease of build and release, and also that it is heavily focused on a PaaS or SaaS model. All I have to worry about is my application and not about the infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

AWS aligns very well with agile and DevOps practices, as well as and cloud-native principles like infrastructure as code. In short, it helps me deliver my product faster to market.

What needs improvement?

One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others. For example, their API Gateway is not as mature as Kong, and their version control system is not at mature as GitHub. It's the same thing with their databases like DynamoDB, which is not as mature as… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering AWS is to try exploring and use it. I think that it will save you a lot of time. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Pankaj Kankar
Real User
Chief Operating Officer at FarEye Digital Logistics
Jul 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The main feature that I like the most is the variety of solutions that it provides. It provides some analysis, business information and more. It provides a wide variety of services.

What needs improvement?

One area that could be improved is in data management. They could improve on the data side. For example, I see others with better cloud services and larger data computing capabilities.

What other advice do I have?

I would say to somebody who is moving to the cloud that it is very easy to start with. At the same time it is also important to make sure they have a very strong partner or a very strong team in-house. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Amazon AWS an eight on product and technology. But overall I would rate them seven if I include services and support.
Nagaraj H
Vendor
Senior Oracle Database Administrator at Refinitiv
Jul 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is simple. We don't use complex services for our small business customers.

What needs improvement?

When it was only Amazon AWS in the market, no one was concerned about the pricing. However, now that there are so many competitors, there is more comparison for cloud service providers. They should look into reducing the price of this solution to stay competitive. It would be a benefit. The current… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.

What other advice do I have?

The deployment varies, as some of our customers would like the hybrid cloud while others want a public cloud. I have recommended this product to our customers and will continue to do so. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Muhammad-Junaid
Real User
Consultant at Skill Orbit
Jun 30 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are load balancers, databases, and S3 buckets.

What needs improvement?

I have found some problems related to the database. The price of this solution could be reduced to make it more competitive. There are some limitations for certain applications that happen regionally and it is an issue for us. If we work… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is researching AWS is to consider their budget. If the budget is available then it is a good choice, whereas, for those who want to spend less, I would suggest using Oracle instead. I would rate this solution an… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I recently evaluated the Oracle Cloud Platform, and I find that Amazon is more expensive.
Ahmed Poshi
Real User
Technology Solution Specialist at FORTE CLOUD
Feb 14 2019

What is most valuable?

There are many benefits to AWS. For our customers, it optimizes their TCO. In terms of computing, they can scale up and out.

How has it helped my organization?

In our company, Amazon provides us with a lot of help like training for our staff. They always support us with any service or any solution. The security updates is perfect. and also supports for customers.

What needs improvement?

There's not specific things for improvement but that being said, they can improve the overall process and features of the product and to enhancement the stability.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Amazon is the leader in the public cloud categories, it has the largest market shares. I ask our customers why they're not using it.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a 9.5 out of ten. It's the leader in the public cloud and a leader in the market. I would recommend it to any customer using another solution. I would offer it as an alternative to another similar solution like… more »
Osama Mustafa
Consultant
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
Jan 11 2019

What is most valuable?

* Lambda. * Alex development edge. * CloudFormation. All of these features I've used heavily provide the best solution for any client.

How has it helped my organization?

AWS provides full IaaS and PaaS for any company with a perfect price, with features that exist in this vendor I don't see in any other vendor.

What needs improvement?

* I would like to see Lambda (code storage management), which means being able to increase our code storage limit through support. * Another example which is Simple Queue… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

AWS pricing Reasonable & affordable by any business size, Small, Medium or large.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Regarding to my work i am dealing with different cloud vendor all the time, but i never switch one solution to another.

What other advice do I have?

None

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

None
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What is Amazon AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

Also known as
EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWS
Amazon AWS customers

Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.

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