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Acquia Digital Experience Platform

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Amazon Web Services

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Amazon Web Services

    77%
    Amazon Web Services ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    61 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    62 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    58 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    55 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    62 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    55 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    61 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    63 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Acquia Digital Experience Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Amazon Web Services is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    84%
    37 Ratings
    8.1

    Amazon Web Services

    81%
    76 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    90%
    9 Ratings
    9.4

    Amazon Web Services

    94%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    Amazon Web Services

    75%
    10 Ratings

    Availability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Amazon Web Services

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.7

    Amazon Web Services

    77%
    41 Ratings

    Online Training

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Amazon Web Services

    70%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Amazon Web Services

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.6

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    76%
    20 Ratings

    Amazon Web Services

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Well suited for rapid development of applications and sites, ease of maintenance, security enhancements, and ease of patching. Drupal for global enterprise content strategy i.e. industrial robustness. DevOps is there but needs to be easier to integrate with other vendors. In my experience, Acquia Digital Experience Platform doesn't support well data-driven process definition, setup, and management from an application standpoint. In production, we expected the production environment to be separated from the non-production environnement, which was only possible at the logical level and not at the network level.
    Olivier Parriche | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    More suited I will say deploying your Web-server, Running some cloud applications, Deploying your micro-services, Managed database. Less suited is really hard to say but there can be some scenario where you can use free services like Google spreadsheet scripting for smaller data management and small workflows. Workflow automation is something you need multiple vendors to talk to each other at that time its preferred to go for something else.
    Rahul Chhajed | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Easy to manage multiple environments and a team of Site Developers and Site Administrators
    • Easy and intuitive to conduct deployments, back-ups, rollbacks of code, databases, and files
    • Useful add-ons such as Solr Search, Security, Site Monitoring, Migration tools, etc.
    • Excellent and responsive support
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    • What I like in it, is its simple notification service which provides a mobile messaging feature to enable push messaging to my mobile devices as well.
    • It helps in sending out notifications to all my teammates with full integrity.
    • Responsive Support.
    • Offers a variety of features that help to manage my workload.
    Martha Batruny | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Using the platform is not for the faint of heart. It takes some understanding of how a back-end system technology works to be able to get anything done or even know where to go.
    • Being able to verify DNS services is not easy to do. A digital market is required to do this with Facebook or Google from time to time but it is hidden from the non-tech user. I need to find a tech expert to do a simple task that is holding up the quality of our digital advertising. This is the way the digital world works and these capabilities need to be exposed and easy to verify by non-tech users quickly without the possibility of disrupting the system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    • If there is one thing I think AWS needs improvement on, it is the administration dashboard. It can be a nightmare to use especially when trying to access billing. This could be made better, honestly, as there should be a simplified way to access simple admin features.
    • While AWS was fairly easy to integrate into our solutions, it is not as easy to use without some IT knowledge. The dashboards are complicated and designed for someone who is computer savvy. If you are just want to keep track of billing, for example, you may need to take a course or spend a few hours with someone being walked through the admin console.
    • AWS does tend to be slow at times. If you do not have a fast internet connection, it can take time to access services that are hosted on AWS. This is not always the case but we have had clients complain about this if they are trying to access a service from multiple points (IP addresses). The only real fix we found was to make our files cache to another server and only keep current data accessible to clients.
    Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Amazon Web Services

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $100 per month

    Amazon Web Services Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Free Tier$01
    Basic Environment$100 - $2001
    Intermediate Environment$250 - $6001
    Advanced Environment$600-$25001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    AWS allows a “save when you commit” option that offers lower prices when you sign up for a 1- or 3- year term that includes an AWS service or category of services.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.0
    Based on 9 answers
    As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
    Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services 9.4
    Based on 10 answers
    We are almost entirely satisfied with the service. In order to move off it, we'd have to build for ourselves many of the services that AWS provides and the cost would be prohibitive. Although there are cost savings and security benefits to returning to the colo facility, we could never afford to do it, and we'd hate to give up the innovation and constant cycle of new features that AWS gives us.
    Marc Schriftman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services 7.5
    Based on 10 answers
    Our cloud platform architecture was designed in order to collect, analyze, and optimize modern networks, from AWS-powered computing, networking, storage, and more. So, we needed a reliable, scalable, and secure global computing infrastructure. Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing were key features in our evaluation and later on for scalability and high performance. We being a cybersecurity company, we needed to ensure that our cloud provider utilizes an end-to-end approach to secure and harden the infrastructure, including physical, operational, and software measures - which AWS had all in place.
    Siddhartha Murthinty | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No answers on this topic

    Amazon Web Services

    AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The team is always there to support any issue. We had an issue around adding more code into the system and they supported us all the way through.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services 7.7
    Based on 41 answers
    Amazon Web Services is a solid and powerful platform. As outlined before, there is nothing it can't do. Its free tier also allows you to try out a solution as a proof of concept before going to full implementation. The only things that stop it from a 10 rating is the web console that could be a little more user-friendly. Additionally, the IAM security model is immensely popular and granular but could use a little more documentation/support to assist those that aren't security experts.
    Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
    Brian Lusenhop | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia [Digital Experience Platform]'s offering is much for extendable, flexible, and scalable. The security is far beyond WP and it is much easier to extend than Magento was. Being able to have access to all these tools at an enterprise level, but still have them remain open source is really a huge advantage in my mind.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    Amazon Web Services is well suited when we have a huge amount of data to store, process, manipulate and get meaningful information out of. It is also suitable when we need very fast data retrieval from the database. They provide a superior product at a fair price which allows us to further our goals and push the limits of what we are capable of as a team / company.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform 7.6
    Based on 20 answers
    We do not use any of the proprietary features from Acquia [Digital Experience Platform], like Site Factory, that enable this. (I am allergic to proprietary.) But Drupal is inherently scaleable via multisite, and things like Single Sign On via contrib modules.
    Maria Greene | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Acquia Digital Experience Platform

    • Acquia has a positive impact on our internal ROI for our own website.
    • Most of our clients also see a positive impact on ROI when using Acquia for their web platform. This does change based on the cost of the Acquia instance.
    • Acquia allows us to save time and money on client projects, allowing us to increase our margins.
    Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Amazon Web Services

    • AWS has lowered our employee cost, because you don't have to hire Network/Server Admins to manage infrastructure.
    • Increased productivity by incorporating Continuous Integration with AWS and our development life cycle.
    • Increased customer confidence by being able to provide HIPAA level security in our development and production environments
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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