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"Their technical support is really good. I am very satisfied.""We have seen an improvement in our infrastructure, as the code makes it very easy to deploy quickly to AWS.""As a service vendor, we have helped clients to achieve faster "go to market" on their products, and have provided highly flexible cost-effective system management solutions.""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.""The most valuable features are load balancers, databases, and S3 buckets.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable features are quick customization, solid deployment processes, and excellent reliability.""We haven't had any issues with stability so far.""I'm not sure what the most valuable aspect of the solution is, but I can say that their finance and auditing systems are quite impressive. You can audit in different invoices right to procurement. It's all quite seamless.""Features they are integrating to the other services.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""The product is pretty responsive.""The queue management of the solution is its most valuable aspect."

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Cons
"There's not much room for improvement but that being said, they can improve the overall process of the overall product features and backend.""An easier way to determine estimated costs quickly would be helpful.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of hybrid Kubernetes management.""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.""There are some limitations for certain applications that happen regionally and it is an issue for us.""They can launch the Oracle service in Azure, and we expect that this should be possible in Amazon AWS as well.""One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others.""I'm just bugged by the charges that I'm not really able to manage."

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"The cost of data storage is an issue once the company grows.""I would like to have integration with Google.""The solution offers upgrades at a slower pace. The solution needs to keep up with competitors.""They need an easy way of getting details and then adding to it and then being able to do it in a more simplified way""The marketing automation needs improvement.""Better flexibility in editing emails created from templates would be great, and being able to add hyperlinks in emails for scheduling meetings would allow us to automate more.""If you have resellers or distributors, you just need to figure out a way to set up the system in the backend. Since every company is different, it takes a little bit of time to figure that out.""The initial setup is rather complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis.""I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.""The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.""I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing.""Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud.""The price could be lower.""There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side.""AWS is not an expensive product."

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"It is an expensive program."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Features they are integrating to the other services.
Top Answer: The pricing of the solution is fine. The enterprise purchase was for our entire organization.
Top Answer: If you compare it with Appian, there are business rules that you are dealing with. With less code, we are making a higher standard. So maybe, in the future, Salesforce can make it a more integral part… more »
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2nd
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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38,453
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33,713
Reviews
18
Average Words per Review
415
Rating
8.3
7th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
6,611
Comparisons
5,606
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
476
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWSSalesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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Overview

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.

The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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Sample Customers
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.ADP
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company28%
Manufacturing Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company25%
Cloud Provider13%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company13%
Media Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise37%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise27%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,719 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 22 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 7th in PaaS Clouds with 8 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Helps us migrate clients to the cloud with ease, and allows us to provide a wide range of cloud services that live in AWS ecosystem and can interact with on-premises data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Easy to use, good integration with different applications, and customizable to our business needs". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, Google Firebase and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerApps, Appian, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and ServiceNow. See our Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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