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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront is best suited when there is a need of speed in serving static and dynanic web contents of a web application. If the content is already in that edge location, CloudFront delivers it immediately. If the content is not currently in that edge location, CloudFront retrieves it from an Amazon S3 bucket or an HTTP server. Amazon CloudFront is not appropriate in case users can tolerate some delays or servers are present near to the location of user. It also Integrates through the W3 Total Cache plugin. Amazon CloudFront Pricing based on bandwidth usage that's the best part of it.
Ashish Agarwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

For internal communications such as Town Halls, StreamShark is a perfect solution. StreamShark provides the necessary security needed for private companies as well as a tried and true viewing experience for the end user.
Stewart Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
4.5
Video SEO
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
4.5

Video Security

Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.9
Video access controls
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.5
User management
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
5.8
Video link sharing
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.4
Internal video
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.1
External video
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.7

Video Player

Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.4
Player customization
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.9
Embedded videos
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.9
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.0
Mobile compatibility
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.7

Video Analytics

Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.8
Streaming quality reports
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.6
Per viewer tracking
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.9
Per video tracking
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.3
Video analytics dashboard
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.3

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.4
On-Demand video
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.9
Live streaming
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.7
Impact of streaming on network
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.7
Video upload & format support
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
7.4
Video library / File management
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.5
Video portal
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
6.2

Video Engagement

Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.2
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Amazon CloudFront
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
8.2

Pros

Amazon CloudFront

  • CloudFront, like other CDNs, is a very reliable content delivery network for delivering content like images, videos, HTML, and javascripts that are run on browsers across the world.
  • It provides secure hosting of content at no extra cost. AWS Certification Manager also provides the ability to create and manage custom SSL certificates at no extra cost for our websites.
  • It is secure, which means that it uses AWS Shield for Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation and AWS WAF for Layer 7 protection. Hence seamlessly integrating with other AWS services. So you do not have to shop outside of AWS ecosystem
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • StreamShark has an excellent live support model, which gives us real-time support on live stream productions. Another feature we like is the Okta SSO integration. This makes it simple to manage access to the videos and streams.
  • Our account manager, James Broberg, is an absolute pleasure to work with. He clearly has our goals in mind when he suggests the new features in our bi-weekly meeting.
  • Additionally, the StreamShark support team, namely, Yudong, Robert, and Aakanksha drive our requests to completion in a timely manner.
  • The look and feel of the GUI is user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon CloudFront

  • If price is the main concern, CloudFront is not the cheapest-in-class by a wide margin
  • Some of the settings are not obvious to new users, and the management dashboards could use work
  • Lacks fine-grained access controls and statistical reports for usage
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • Multiple homepages for channels e.g. one for public and one for internal.
Lawrence Barrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy way to integrate a CDN within the AWS infrastructure. It allows further customization based on company needs.
Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront 7.2
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform 8.7
Based on 6 answers
Great response times, had personal help from James when needed, felt like an extremely valued customer.
Adam Racovalis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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 decreasing server resources and features.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

We used IBM Cloud Video (previously called Ustream) for years. StreamShark is a better product in every sense. It is a more cost effective product. They have a support team who really cares about their clients success. And their product is ultimately more reliable than IBMs.
Stewart Gilmour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon CloudFront

  • Our website loads much more quickly in other countries as a result of CloudFront. For example: loading cached assets from CloudFront in Australia is 4x as fast as it would be to load the same assets without CloudFront.
  • Very inexpensive service considering the value it brings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

  • This service has positively impacted the organization by allowing larger audiences to receive information and act on said information in a more timely manner. This equates to more productivity around the organization, as initiatives and objectives can be efficiently shared with remote attendees in all of our different office locations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon CloudFront

General

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

Amazon CloudFront Editions & Modules

Edition
First 10TB$0.09
Next 40TB$0.08
Next 100TB$0.06
Next 350TB$0.04
Next 524TB$0.03
Next 4PB$0.03
Over 5PB$0.02
    Additional Pricing Details

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    General

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

    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Full pricing breakdown and feature points available on the StreamShark website.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon CloudFront
    8.9
    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
    8.0

    Usability

    Amazon CloudFront
    9.0
    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

    Support Rating

    Amazon CloudFront
    7.2
    StreamShark Live Streaming Platform
    8.7

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