Amazon AWS Valuable Features

Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We use the AI/ML Sagemaker to help us build models. 

We use several feature services on AWS, including Lambda, S3 database, RDS database, Alexa Voice Services and Cognito Gateway. They are all excellent in terms of offering great functionality.

They're pretty good about taking customer feedback and are generally able to productize the requested feature.

The initial setup is straightforward, especially if using Lightsail to start.

The solution scales very nicely.

The stability is good with a large number of Availability Zones WW.

Technical support is helpful and responsive but you must pay for a tiered support plan to ensure response.

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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 solution's API Gateway is very good.

The storage on offer is excellent. 

Recently they improved a lot in the analytics that they have on the backend. 

It's great that the product is completely serverless. 

The implementation for end-to-end, for Lambda serverless implementation, is excellent. I do run about 16 million messages per day with their Lambdas, for my API microservices.

The initial setup is not difficult.

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BW
Director of Platform and Information Security at a computer software company with 1-10 employees

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 solution.

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 flexibility of the solution is excellent.

The ease of use is great. You can bring something up very easily and tear it back down just as easily. 

Our first system is about to be released. It's our flagship and it's going really well.

The solution scales up extremely well.

They're spinning up and going faster. Anything and everything would you ask for in terms of your feedback they take back and build it and the next thing you know the feature you wanted is available.

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. You can find all the documentation on how to do almost anything. It supports multiple services where you can use Linux. Depending on your use case, you can also manage the allocations, for example, your hard drive and memory.

Additionally, the solution is user-friendly, has intuitive dashboards, and plenty of graphs and charts available.

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RH
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

It's been a while since I've looked at the AWS model, however, just at a high level, of course, being able to build a microservice architecture, that's the heart of modern retail. That's where they have to go. COVID has driven everybody to realize that's what you got to do. That's one of the key components of AWS. The cloud piece is a nice supporting concept and it's necessary to make the microservices features work and make the whole architecture really agile. That's a critical component of it as well.

Of course, being able to figure out how you want to coordinate services - that whole service management piece - is critical. You could have thousands of services and I'm pretty sure you'd just be overwhelmed due to the fact that you've lost track of everything and you're back to the way things were when you had the big monolithic models.

The stability is excellent.

The solution has good speed. It's very fast.

The execution is fantastic.

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Enterprise architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

We have been using the data ingestion. 

There are native tools which are AWS Glue, which we are using for data integration. 

We also use the Spark and Python-based integration which are both very good. 

The solution has very good Lambda functions within AWS.

We also use AWS Redshift for data modeling along with the integration with Snowflake.

The solution is very stable.

The scalability is excellent.

We've found the initial setup to be quite simple and straightforward.

Technical support is pretty good.

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Senior Cloud Consultant at GBM

Apart from the infrastructure as a service, the AWS Lambda, which functions as the service FaaS, is really powerful. 

It's a powerful way of quickly assembling or developing applications, which can be scaled immensely and also at a fraction of the cost because you are charged per the execution time of each function. If you are writing a small function as an AWS Lambda function, then you are paying only for those milliseconds for the time at which it runs. 

It's a very cost-efficient way of running applications in the cloud rather than running an EC2-compute instance, which is charged by the hour or by the minute. You typically have to keep the EC2 instance updating all of the time. Whereas in functions, a function is invoked only when a user is calling it. Or, the front-end is calling the backend function. Lambda is very powerful and it is also typically used as a mobile backend. Essentially, it's a very strong API-based backend for mobile solutions.

It has many choices of computer options, storage options, and even database options.

It's flexible, you can run any kind of workload on the infrastructure.

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YC
CTO with 11-50 employees

So far, the stability is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's one of its great selling features.

The performance of AWS is excellent.

The cost-effectiveness is something we appreciate. It isn't too expensive for us to leverage AWS.

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Scrum Master | Project Manager | SW Developer at Mobi7

The most valuable feature is the availability, as we work in different availability zones.

It has been easy to use, and the tools included are quite friendly.

The reliability and ease of use are the benefits.

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KB
Co-Founder at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

We like how the scalability is kind of built-in. It has a dynamic scaling capacity which is very helpful. 

The dashboard allows us to configure the amount of storage we might need — It's sort of predictive. It predicts the kind of consumption that we are anticipating, which is a very helpful feature. These are some of the things that we gravitate to. 

They're pretty economical as well, regarding bite and gigabytes storage. They have a very economical approach compared to other storage services.

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Enterprise Solutions Executive (AWS Certified Solutions Architect) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The ease of use is the solution's most valuable aspect for us at this point.

You can manage everything from the console, which is very convenient. 

The high level of technology of the database services being served to the customers is impressive. 

The security is excellent. We feel very protected by the solution.

The solution is very easy to set up.

The product is highly scalable.

There is very good documentation available to users for troubleshooting, et cetera.

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NK
Senior Software Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

We pretty much like everything and we are excited about the seamless capability the EC2 service is offering.

We are mainly using VPC, EC2 instances, a bit of S3 and NAT Gateways, and NAT Instances.

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Senior Technical Architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are mostly using EC2 compute and other resources. Most of our managed services are in AWS, which some of our clients prefer.

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AS
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

My experience with AWS has been good. AWS is a good vehicle to get your business started without too much of an upfront investment.

I like the flexibility of this solution. It's quick ramp up, ramp down, being able to provide the resources at a click of a button. 

If you wanted to try a new solution or try it out for a Proof of Concept then provisioning the EC2 and the S3 buckets is very quick.

In addition to that, the sums of scaling operations.

The dashboard is very easy to use.

Its real-time support is pretty good.

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ES
Chief Technology Officer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

Glacier is one of the solution's most valuable features.

The initial setup is straightforward.

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VP Platform Engineering at Hydrogen

Every aspect of the product is excellent. We have no complaints.

The reporting aspects of the solution are excellent. 

The documentation that is on offer is very good.

The initial setup isn't too complex. A company shouldn't have any problems implementing the solution.

The stability is very, very reliable.

The payment structure is very good.

The scalability is excellent. There aren't really any limitations

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RN
Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees

The product is very easy to use. It's flexible.

It's the leading cloud platform in the world, and it has a very wide variety of services.

The product has a very good ecosystem of its own. 

The product has proven itself to be very stable.

The scalability of the product is great.

Technical support is quite helpful.

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Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Using AWS is really helpful for saving costs. We used to have to budget a lot for hardware costs, but now we have EC2 instances that are based on the requirements. For example, if you want one CPU then the cost is based on that, whereas if you require more, then it is automatically included.

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CF
VP at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature is scalability, as it is very easy to scale.

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RM
Director, Tools Engineering & Security, Data Platform

It's a suite of services. There is no one thing that you can pinpoint and say that this is the most valuable.

AWS definitely works for us.

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Senior Software Engineer at consol gulf

The dashboard is very good.

The solution in general is user-friendly and easy to navigate.

The product as a whole is very intuitive.

The initial setup was quite easy.

The product is reliable and quite stable.

The solution is fine for static hosting.

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RG
Senior Manager, Engineering at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

One of the features offered is scalability on demand.

It's user-friendly.

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CEO at Fit Ideas

It's easy to manage. We can use a wide range of technologies with AWS.

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CS
Sr Solution Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Chief Technology Architect - Agile/Devops Evangelist at Sandz Solutions

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.

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VM
Digital Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is very good at analyzing data services.

The initial setup is easy. The deployment is fast.

We really enjoy working on something that is based in the cloud. It makes things easier.

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MP
Director of Technology at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees

It's a flexible solution.

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DN
Assistant General Manager, Information Technology & Infrastructure at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees

It is quite easy to provision new virtual services for our use. The procedures are quite straightforward and simple as compared to other competitors, such as Microsoft or Huawei. This is what we are happy about with Amazon AWS.

It is pretty mature in terms of the availability of most of the infrastructure components. If you want to deploy a server on your platform, everything is already there in terms of the operating system, network components, securities, and data encryption. It is also quite scalable and stable.

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KK
Staff Engineer at Commonwealth Bank

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.

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TG
Vice President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I like that it's easy to use.

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AT
Regional Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We've been using EasyTune for elastic computing and it has been very helpful. It's the feature we're using the most right now.

In general, the solution works quite well.

The product is very easy to set up.

The stability of the solution is very good.

The solution scales well.

Overall, the solution is quite complete. There aren't any missing features.

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Chief Operating Officer at FarEye Digital Logistics

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.

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Software Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

If there are issues, I come and check on them, however, I rarely use the solution, which suggests it's pretty problem-free. It works pretty seamlessly.

The initial setup is very straightforward and I didn't have any issues with configuring the solution.

The solution can scale quite well.

Technical support is pretty decent so far.

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Senior Oracle Database Administrator at Refinitiv

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

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Information Security Officer at GlobalSign

We use AWS in-built services like EC2, ECS, Lambda services, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, etc. AWS is a very big platform that provides a lot of services.

The main reason why we use EC2 is because we are not dependent on maintaining the hardware inside our premises. Also, we have full control over the infrastructure, and we can modify it as per our own requirements.

It is stable and scalable as well.

Installation is quite easy.

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Consultant at Skill Orbit

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

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Head of Data Projects at Cognitivo

I like that the products are specific and objective. We can resolve a problem using a simple configuration. It's so easy to implement a solution and solve a problem using AWS solutions. AWS has a lot of specific solutions for different use cases. I think that this is the most important thing that made us consider using AWS.

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Gerente regional de tecnología at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

The scalability of the product is the solution's most valuable feature. It expands very, very easily.

I don't have any complaints about the configuration capabilities or the interface.

The pricing seems to be good.

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Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees

This is a great cloud platform and scalability is an outstanding feature. It's very useful. 

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CF
Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It isn't easy to choose a feature as it all depends. For example, there might be a feature for a specific use case. Amazon has many use cases and many deployment types. But overall, Amazon AWS is user-friendly and intuitive. It's also quite secure. The interface is okay and integrates well with other products.

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FM
Corporate IT Applications Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

We have not had any problems at all. 

In the 4 years that we have been using  IaaS services from Amazon, we have not had any issues.

It's a great IaaS cloud. They are the leaders. No cloud provider can match Amazon right now.

Other providers are improving year over year, but Amazon is still ahead at least two years.

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System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Some of the valuable features I have found to be the virtual server is easy to understand, a secure environment, and AWS has a fast community for finding solutions to problems you might be facing.

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CS
Arquiteto de Soluções at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

It has several valuable features, but the load balancer, auto-scaling, and RDS database are the main ones. It is a complete cloud infrastructure solution.

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SS
Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

I like many features, like the recently released useful analytics features. There are many from the data analytics or database side.

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GM
Senior Field Application Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

They are enterprising and pretty good in terms of features. It has good security. Its availability is also pretty good. It is available everywhere in the world.

It has pretty good integrations, and it is working well. They have done a lot of improvements, and its UI has improved a lot.

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DC
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

It is enough for us in terms of features. We don't have too many transactions, and it is sufficient for our current needs.

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VC
CEO at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

In terms of features, I would rate it a nine.

This is a product that is easy to use and highly available. The availability is good, you can get any service you need immediately.

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Senior consultant at NTT Security

Almost everything is good. It is a whole ecosystem. It is not only the storage, computing, or networking. It is interesting in the way all things are combined to form this ecosystem. It is a very well-built and logical ecosystem that has some small building blocks. These building blocks can be used in the right way to build a much bigger ecosystem that is robust, secure, scalable.

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Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The compute and the elasticness of the compute is really great. Whenever there's a load, it automatically adds the servers and then reduces the servers based on the configuration. This is really wonderful, more cost-effective, and it's been really good for us.

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YA
VP Technology at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We like the on-demand pricing.

The ease of use is the biggest benefit.

They deliver in terms of features.

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JP
Senior Manager IT at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

The cloud-based infrastructure has several good products that people normally use.

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KM
Devops engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

I like that is very easy to use and that it's flexible.

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CB
Content Writer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It has a lot of features to keep up with.

It has good reporting and documentation.

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LA
Utilities WAM consultant at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is the S3.

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AR
Technical and Solutions Executive at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

I like that all of the features are complimentary. I use all of the features together.

It's very user-friendly.

There is nothing that needs changing.

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SK
Director at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

It is very easy to set up. It is also easy to use. 

It has a lot of services and integrations. We've been able to integrate whatever we need until now.

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VT
Data Science Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

There are many valuable features, I find the EMR in the platform easy to use and to learn. The main services that are offered and used most often are easy to use.

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RC
IT Staff Manager at a hospitality company with 51-200 employees

The capacity to grow dynamically based on our needs is most valuable. We can increase resources dynamically. It is also very reliable and fast to implement.

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AJ
Founder & Chief Operating Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It's very easy to use.

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AC
Broadcast System Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees

This solution is very easy to use and it has a professional interface. It's easy to access and is secure, two important features. 

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FV
SAP Platform Security Consulting at a security firm with 1-10 employees

The best features are flexibility and cost.

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SK
Project Specialist at integra software

It is flexible. It is quite comfortable to use for organizations.

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AS
Sr. System Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

The storage is most valuable. The gateway and documentation are also quite good.

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GJ
CTO at a construction company with 11-50 employees

The most important feature is deploying our production in multi-data regions around the world.

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VK
Assistant Manager at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

I have found the trusted advisor tool works well, we are using it to get some insight into the security status and the processing of the applications. Additionally, the portal for management has clear well-written documentation.

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HG
Technical Content Writer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

AWS has many integrations and plenty of tools available for anyone to take advantage of. There are new features being added all the time.

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Assistant Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I like everything about AWS, especially the reporting.

I am happy with the dashboard.

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SK
Database Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

There is less work for the DBAs. Everything is handled in AWS itself.

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CL
Data Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees

The solution works very quickly compared to the SQL Server on Tran, and we can access it from anywhere. It's very well managed. 

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