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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

Wherever you need to store things, S3 is pretty much the answer. Also, if you want to host simple websites without the cost or headache of scaling your own services, the static web hosting may be the answer you're looking for.
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk is a great fit for a product that's already open to using Amazon Web Services, but has a team that does not want to work with environment setup. Furthermore, it's really only a fit for situations where the configuration needed from the team fits within a stack that Elastic Beanstalk offers. Even if you're interested in using one of the stacks they do support, you have more ability to modify configurations if you're handling all the setup and configuration on your own.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.6
Scalability
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9.5
Platform management overhead
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6.3
Workflow engine capability
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.5
Platform access control
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.7
Services-enabled integration
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.2
Development environment creation
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.6
Development environment replication
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.1
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.5
Issue recovery
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6.7
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon S3
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4

Pros

  • Storage! You can store as much as you like in whatever format and structure you like.
  • Pay as you go - you only pay for what you use, so your storage costs scale up and down with your storage and access patterns. No more having to provision space ahead of time or having wasted space floating around. It's also fairly inexpensive.
  • Static website hosting - really simple and easy to get going with, but surprisingly powerful. You can do everything from simple static websites to full Single Page Applications (assuming its all Javascript).
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  • Readily available environments
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Cons

  • The documentation about caching, CORS protection, and permissions in general could be easier to comprehend. For experts on cloud architecture, I'm sure it's fine, but as a novice, it was very difficult to wrap my head around.
  • Could come with some Amazon-vetted JavaScript, especially a framework like jQuery, Angular, etc. Having to upload my own copies of frameworks like jQuery into S3 so that I'm not dependent on an external CDN is a little redundant.
  • I'm not sure if it already comes with virus protection or if that would even make sense, but if not, that could be a feature. Really I have almost no complaints.
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  • server crashed and reset, losing our files, within the first week, and again later
  • support was a minimum of $27 and they did not give a response as to why the server reset
  • the most unreliable hosting i've ever used in more than 10 years of web development
  • all amazon's services are over-thought in nature
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Likelihood to Renew

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk1.0
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My particular use case did not justify the upkeep of Elastic Beanstalk
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Usability

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk8.0
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Great CLI and a growing group of people supplying tutorial information on how to make use of the system
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Support

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk9.0
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Great self help documentation covers most issues
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Implementation

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk7.0
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Spend some time investigating how to make the most use of Beanstalk before diving too deep. Take it in small chunks and learn as much as possible!
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Alternatives Considered

I did not review or test with any other services. We started this business as a loyal and excited AWS customer and we remain the same today.
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I enjoyed that Lightsail was so simple to provision and access via the in-browser SSH terminal, but ultimately Elastic Beanstalk is a more robust offering that interfaces seamlessly with more of AWS's other services. Elastic Beanstalk is also better equipped to automate management tasks, such as monitoring, application version deployment, and log file access.
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Return on Investment

  • A very high return of investment
  • Many of our core products depend on S3
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  • Easy to use cost estimators and hard-stop tools make it easy to manage the budget and keep your intended ROI in sight.
  • AWS easy to understand billing gives you further insight into your application space's overall cost and productivity.
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Pricing Details

Amazon S3

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

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