Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling vs. Magic xpa Application Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps users maintain application availability and allows users to automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to definable conditions.N/A
Magic xpa Application Platform
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Magic xpa Application Platform is an application server and infrastructure from Magic Technologies in California.N/A
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Application Servers
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Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
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Ratings
Magic xpa Application Platform
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
IDE support00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Security management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Administration and management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Application server performance00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Installation00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Open-source standards compliance00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
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Amazon EC2 Auto ScalingMagic xpa Application Platform
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Medium-sized Companies
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User Ratings
Amazon EC2 Auto ScalingMagic xpa Application Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(15 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.4
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Amazon EC2 Auto ScalingMagic xpa Application Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
If you need to establish a system right away, in the past it took weeks or months to request a quote from the vendor and receive the equipment. Now, with Amazon EC2 in less than tens of minutes or hours, you can create a test environment and test it without any inconvenience.
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Magic Software Enterprises
In our experience, the product performs really well when interfacing systems with ERP's through SQL server database tables, but we've even made some interfaces with the web service functionality included with the magic xpi integration platform. Also, we've made some SAP Business One - SAP Business One interfaces, for copying information from one company to another and even between two different ERP systems.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Dynamic scaling can be configured to respond to a wide variety of metrics and alerts
  • Predictive scaling allows one to get ahead of high traffic events rather than simply reacting to them
  • Health checks are configurable based on the needs of your application and architecture
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Magic Software Enterprises
  • The UI is really simple to use, you have source/destination mapping for the items.
  • The scheduler gives you a lot of options when executing the models.
  • The error handling is usually pretty good and the errors can be corrected fast.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Sometimes, Auto scaling takes time to spin up your instances if your traffic is so high in short span of time.
  • And, Auto scaling can be more efficient if we have only Load balancer in our architecture.
  • It has some limitations on setting up the Auto scaling infra.
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Magic Software Enterprises
  • Although the scenarios may be online, the main service usually freezes and the processes can't transact any data. With a single restart of the service, the processes will be functioning again.
  • The support for more applications would be nice, even though there is a nice number of them. Most of the main applications in the market are supported.
  • The licensing for the software may be a little confusing; you can't buy individual licenses as they come in packages of four.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Usability is good since we already know how AWS works. For those that are new it might be a little bit confusing at the beginning but they are improving it at a fast pace. Even though AWS keeps changing the user interface constantly, it is still powerful, understandable and easy to use. For technical people, they still offer the CLI.
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Magic Software Enterprises
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
The platform works as is. The help and tutorials on the help page can help you to setup the entire platform without problems, and also provides help on a huge variety of problems. Amazon also provides support plans. We have the basic support plan, but Amazon offers three support tiers, and we know that it works perfect.
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Magic Software Enterprises
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
On the servers with fixed resources, Microsoft IIS was installed. In terms of storage capacity, the server has a predetermined limit. It's possible to run out of money before the next billing cycle begins. A higher price tag or more resources may be necessary to ensure everything works as expected. Oracle Compute Instance Autoscaling works like AWS once. But AWS EC2 Autoscaling has many more configuration options. AWS EC2 Automatic Scaling eliminates the need to visit the server and assess its performance physically.
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Magic Software Enterprises
Honestly, we have only used and evaluated magic xpi/xpa platforms because of the recommendation of our SAP Business One main supplier, who has previously used the platform for their developments. So far, we have no regrets with the acquisition of the platform and we are very happy with its performance.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • There is no need to maintain infrastructural equipment.
  • There is no need to switch the electricity off or on in the case of a legitimate power outage.
  • The system frequently had issues when turned on, and labor frequently continued on all night, but by transferring to the cloud, that effort might be spared.
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Magic Software Enterprises
  • The implementation time for this kind of projects has been greatly reduced.
  • Certifying an In-House resource in the Magix xpi and xpa platforms is probably the best option, considering all of the projects that can be developed in the future without the need of an external consultant.
  • The processes that have been automatized with the Magic xpi platform helped reduce human error and the time those processes took to finish.
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