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Likelihood to Recommend

Akamai

Akamai is a well-established brand name with a great product. It meets and many time exceeds the needs for global content delivery and security management layer at the edge. Fine grain security tuning seems cumbersome as the definition of the app keeps changing. It also requires an investment of time for the setup which doesn't necessarily make sense for smaller scale scenarios. Some products offered by AWS, Azure or the Google Cloud can be more tightly integrated with cloud provider offerings thus easier to configure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Route 53

With Amazon Route 53, one can create and manage public DNS records. Using the easy to use and simple web interface it lets you get started in minutes. One can provide controlled access to the hosted zone by using the AWS IAM service. IAM can be used to control who in the team can create and make changes to your DNS records.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Akamai

  • Content offloading - once rules are set up within Akamai you don't need to even think about how many images or large JavaScript or CSS files (for example) are being served from your own estate, Akamai takes care of it all via rules that are quick, easy and flexible.
  • Page caching - for pages that don't change very often Akamai allows you to set up rules, quickly and easily, to serve up your page content for you, which takes even more load away from your origin servers.
  • Quick rollback - the Akamai system allows easy testing of rules and changes via a staging system, and also offers a quick rollback option, which is perfect for the rare occasions when something has been set up incorrectly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Route 53

  • Route53's UI is quite simple and can be understood and manipulated within minutes of introduction.
  • Route53 is globally scalable and customizable, allowing you to set intuitive fail overs and routing based on latency, location, random, or set policies.
  • With AWS-hosted infrastructure, Route53 allows for a special set of alias records with extended privileges to simplify your DNS solution.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Akamai

  • The interface in their control centre could be a bit more user-friendly with some of the settings in places that you wouldn't expect them to be. The search offsets this problem to an extent but it's still sometimes slower than you'd like to find what you are looking for.
Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Route 53

  • Price, it is not expensive ... but you can find some cheaper and even free DNS solutions.
  • If you use non-AWS infrastructure, Route 53 doesn't have significant advantages on other services.
  • AWS Route 53 does not support forwarding or conditional forwarding options for domains used on an on-premise network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Akamai

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Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Amazon Route 53 is designed well, with individual domains easily configurable, and with the current state available at a glance. The UI does have scaling issues, but they are at scales most companies will not encounter. The tooling surrounding Route 53 in AWS is very good and makes use of Route 53 for many features.
Matthew Lauber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Akamai

Akamai 8.5
Based on 4 answers
Their support documents are excellent and provide a lot of useful information for all their services. The only reason I didn't give them a 10 is that the time it takes for them to respond to an issue could be slightly faster.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 8.5
Based on 9 answers
The product is simple enough that the docs and the UI stand on their own. Its one of the least confusing (/most intuitive) AWS products. As with all Amazon products, don't expect strong email or human support-- you're going to be using their documentation. If you need a human to guide you through the DNS process, you should consider a tool like CloudFlare or NameCheap; if you're a developer, Route53 is where you want to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Akamai

We've used -- and considered -- a whole number of CDN offerings. The good news is that almost all of the CDN products on the market are terrific, and will pay for themselves via increased customer satisfaction and lower monthly hosting bills. For some cases, we're still more likely to suggest CloudFlare (which has a free tier) or an integrated offering from a cloud provider, like Cloudfront.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Route 53

GoDaddy is fine if you just want to have a domain and set up a few simple records. But if part of your business is transferring domains and constantly updating records for new websites, email changes, and security, then a registrar-based DNS service just won't cut it. Route 53 has the tools for an advanced user who wants more control to avoid pitfalls of transfer downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Akamai

  • Akamai RoI improved over a period of times since it comes with heavy costs, however global deliveries in over 100 counties and global web platforms usage helps improve RoI
  • With the complex UI challenges, ROI could be impacted negatively when you have to invest in operations and time.
Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Route 53

  • Kept our domains running, no issues with downtime or affecting our end customers.
  • Enabled us to save time running static websites via routing a domain to an S3 Bucket.
  • With various time to live settings, we're able to make DNS changes and have them go live pretty quickly.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Akamai

General

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

Akamai Editions & Modules

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Amazon Route 53

General

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

Amazon Route 53 Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$0.401
Queries$0.602
  1. Per Zone Per Month
  2. Per Million Queries
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