We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The scalability of the solution is fantastic. It's one of our favorite features."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to have standard operating systems along with the Windows, Linux operating systems, and their maintenance-free structure, which we prefer."
"All of my lower maintenance overheads are taken care of. I don't have to worry about it."
"Amazon EC2 is highly scalable."
"The Key Management Service (KMS) feature is very helpful for security. It encrypts the data that is being saved. Cloud storage is also very helpful, and it could be AWS S3, which a lot of people use."
"The most valuable features of this solution are ease of use and implementation."
"Visually, this is a good product."
"It's an automated flow, where you can build a flow from source to destination, then do the transformation in between."
"The customization could be simplified."
"One of the challenges is the AMI upgrades."
"Technical itself could be a bit more helpful, especially when it comes to integration assistance. When we talk to the technical team, often it's some issue with integration and they'll tell us to talk to the other company. Often, the other company will look at everything and not see an issue from their end and then we are at an impasse."
"It's not the best of the best because we still have issues with downtime. We still have issues with the cost of storage, with all these different instance styles, and how much it costs. They cost an arm and a leg the higher you go."
"They should fix the key pair name functionality and provide the ability to assign multiple key pair names to an EC2 instance. It is a key pair feature, and it provides you the ability to actually log into the server. It is basically like a password. In terms of new features, it should have the ability to increase and decrease the instance size based on certain times of the day. We should be able to do this without turning off the EC2 instance. Currently, you have to turn it off and then turn it back on. It should also have HTTPS or SSL integration."
"There should be a better way to integrate a development environment with local tools."
"There are some claims that NiFi is cloud-native but we have tested it, and it's not."
"I think the UI interface needs to be more user-friendly."
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.
Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate them from common failure scenarios.
Amazon EC2 is ranked 5th in Compute Service with 5 reviews while Apache NiFi is ranked 4th in Compute Service with 3 reviews. Amazon EC2 is rated 8.4, while Apache NiFi is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon EC2 writes "Makes it easy to either transfer data as an S3 bucket or increase the drive storage on the server". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Apache NiFi writes "Open source solution that allows you to collect data with ease". Amazon EC2 is most compared with AWS Lambda, whereas Apache NiFi is most compared with Google Cloud Dataflow, AWS Lambda, Azure Stream Analytics, Apache Storm and Oracle Compute Cloud Service. See our Amazon EC2 vs. Apache NiFi report.
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