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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Athena

Amazon Athena is well suited for those who want to be able to use SQL queries to look at and analyze their data. Once you get up and running with the system and have all of your preferences ironed out, this is a very simple to understand and easy to use program that can help make information-based decisions. How could you not love that!?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SimpleDB

Well suited for: Games, Chat rooms, real time software like corporate events, marathons and so. Anytime and anywhere you could use a NoSQL DB you should think of SimpleDB.
As an arduous AWS user, Amazon SimpleDB easily integrates with EC2 and other AWS module; and if you are not an AWS user, you also have a fantastic tool that will solve the problem for which you are focused.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon Athena
8.3
Amazon SimpleDB
Automatic software patching
Amazon Athena
8.0
Amazon SimpleDB
Database scalability
Amazon Athena
8.0
Amazon SimpleDB
Automated backups
Amazon Athena
8.0
Amazon SimpleDB
Database security provisions
Amazon Athena
9.0
Amazon SimpleDB
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon Athena
9.0
Amazon SimpleDB
Automatic host deployment
Amazon Athena
8.0
Amazon SimpleDB

Pros

Amazon Athena

  • Pay only for the data you store. Huge money-saver right there.
  • Being able to query using a browser-based system.
  • Compatibility with other programs is a nice feature that is very useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Athena

  • I wish that the program provided individualized access for different users instead of everyone seeing everything.
  • Initial setup can be a bit tedious for those unfamiliar with this type of querying.
  • Support can be a little lacking when it comes to additional features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Athena

No answers on this topic

Amazon SimpleDB

It integrates beautifully with AWS. In some projects we use SimpleDB while we use DynamoDB for others, according to the characteristics of the project. If the infrastructure is AWS, we always think of one of them.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Athena

  • Aided in decision making processes that has saved money for departments and the company.
  • The program takes over doing the majority of the work that used to be manual for a lot of people. Fantastic time-saver.
  • The program makes other programs not as useful as they once were, which helped save money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Reduced database administration time
  • Reduced data model analysis time
  • Lower cost of resources in projects in general
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Athena

General

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

Amazon Athena Editions & Modules

Edition
Price per Query$5.001
  1. per TB of Data Scanned
Additional Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General

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

Amazon SimpleDB Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Athena
9.0
Amazon SimpleDB
9.0

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