Amazon CloudFront vs. Contentful

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon CloudFront
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
CloudFront is the content delivery network (CDN) from Amazon Web Services.
$0.02
Contentful
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Contentful is a cloud based CMS solution that provides the ability to manage content across multiple platforms.The editing interface allows for managing content interactively and provides developers the ability to deliver the content with the programming language and template framework of their choice.
$489
Pricing
Amazon CloudFrontContentful
Editions & Modules
Over 5PB
$0.02
Next 524TB
$0.03
Next 4PB
$0.03
Next 350TB
$0.04
Next 100TB
$0.06
Next 40TB
$0.08
First 10TB
$0.09
Team
489/month
Community
Free
Enterprise
Custom
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon CloudFrontContentful
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon CloudFrontContentful
Considered Both Products
Amazon CloudFront
Chose Amazon CloudFront
Amazon has always been creative and leading, and I have been using its services for years. They are very reassuring and have fast and responsive support--you can call them from any time zone to respond quickly. High security on servers, open hands on changes, and increasing and …
Contentful

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon CloudFrontContentful
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Amazon CloudFront
-
Ratings
Contentful
8.0
9 Ratings
0% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Amazon CloudFront
-
Ratings
Contentful
8.1
10 Ratings
5% above category average
API00 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings7.57 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Amazon CloudFront
-
Ratings
Contentful
8.0
11 Ratings
5% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.79 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon CloudFront
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Ratings
Contentful
8.3
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings8.59 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings7.78 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon CloudFrontContentful
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(17 ratings)
8.5
(11 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CloudFrontContentful
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon CloudFront is the perfect solution for any type of company. If a company is small or medium size, CloudFront offers 1 TB monthly free bandwidth which is more than for any small and medium size companies. If we compare the speed of CloudFront with other CDN, CloudFront is way ahead of their competitors and with 1 TB free bandwidth. If someone is ready to invest time in CloudFront documentation then he/she definitely go for it.
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Contentful
Well suited for our needs of multiple images for auto auctions from a variety of sellers. Pointing them to one platform is easier than attempting to use a variety of platforms as we were doing before (email, slack, Dropbox and Google Drive would randomly be used by a variety of employees )
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • if a website’s static data are based in New York City, people in Boston will get the content faster than people in San Francisco or Tokyo. The farther away customers are from a company’s data center, the slower the website or application loads. This problem can be fixed with a content delivery network like Amazon CloudFront
  • When a visitor requests a file from your website, Amazon CloudFront automatically sends the request to a copy of the file at the nearest edge location. This results in faster download times.
  • You may have great hosting but it doesn’t have the capacity or scalability offered by Google, Microsoft or Yahoo. The better CDNs like Amazon CloudFront offer higher availability, lower network latency and lower packet loss.
  • Amazon CloudFront provides 24/7 email and phone support
  • Amazon CloudFront Free Tier allows you to free up to 50 GB of data transfer and 2,000,000 HTTP and HTTPS requests / month for one year.
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Contentful
  • Flexible. This CMS can be easily extended and provide access to dynamic content
  • Simple. The WYSWG is very easy to work with and identifying pages and content in the system is fairly easy
  • Clean Interface. The interface is clean and uncluttered keeping focus on the content and not other factors.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Kinda of costlier when compared to rivals providing the same service
  • The setup of Distribution is kinda little complicated, need good exposure before setting up the service
  • Sometimes we can go with S3 Delivery service rather than Cloudfront if the website is providing static content and its way cheaper
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Contentful
  • Contentful uses "references" to allow you to build very modular content. If I have a "slider" content type, I can create a "slide" content type which references a "button" content type, and so forth. This works well, but I occasionally wish there was a better solution for one-off content, like a settings page. Currently, this is done for creating an entire content type called "settings" with a single entry. Not a big deal, but not ideal, either.
  • There are a few quirks with GatsbyJS integration, etc, but these issues are being fixed and improved upon very quickly.
  • A minor gripe, but Contentful does not have a way to organize fields within an entry. Entries with many fields are somewhat tiresome to scroll through.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Easy way to integrate a CDN within the AWS infrastructure. It allows further customization based on company needs.
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Contentful
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
CloudFront is a good CDN solution. It can be a bit complicated to implement depending on your needs, but AWS tech support is great. You get to avoid a ton of upfront costs by going with CloudFront. It works best in conjunction with other AWS services in your infrastructure. Once you set it up, you won't need to do much to maintain it. It just works.
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Contentful
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Amazon has always been creative and leading, and I have been using its services for years. They are very reassuring and have fast and responsive support--you can call them from any time zone to respond quickly. High security on servers, open hands on changes, and increasing and decreasing server resources and features.
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Contentful
In the past we've used WordPress to manage documentation content. WordPress was more flexible than Contentful but also prone to inconsistencies and we ended having a lot of hacks to accomplish various WordPress tricks. With Contentful there's less ambiguity so content producers are less likely to go astray. We also have our own in-house programmatic template solution for managing content, but this was a previous pain point when we needed to get the dev team to do a deploy for every content change.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • RoI for using CloudFront is immense. You can use it for all your certificate management and static asset management of your websites using CloudFront.
  • It is as good or better than any other CDN provider with multi-region support across the world using AWS regions.
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Contentful
  • Positive - new hires are able to get onboarded quicker with us using Contentful
  • Positive - we can customize the journey of what modules/material the user sees after a course/video/article
  • Positive - it's been an overall game changer when hiring external candidates who need extensive training
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