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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Score 8.4 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES

If you're working with an AWS infrastructure this is the best move, as you will get great benefits from using it and your development team will feel that they know what they're doing. If you're not using AWS, this probably can be a problem, as you will not get the 62,000 emails for free, or developers will feel a little strange working with different technologies.
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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 SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.3
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.3
Scalability
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9.3
Platform management overhead
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.2
Workflow engine capability
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.0
Platform access control
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4
Services-enabled integration
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.9
Development environment creation
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4
Development environment replication
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.3
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.9
Issue recovery
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.1
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4

Pros

Amazon SES

  • SES is highly reliable. Haven't had any issues that I know of.
  • It is extremely cost effective. Most of the time we stay under the free tier which is nice!
  • Once set up, it's pretty much hands free. Haven't had to adjust old code... ever.
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Extremely easy to get set up and get apps deployed.
  • Integrates really well with existing build processes and is manageable through a suite of CLI tools.
  • It is very easy to scale up.
  • The documentation is exceptionally detailed and covers a very wide range of deployment scenarios.
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Cons

Amazon SES

  • Even if you do not want to spam, you cant send an email to the unverified users.
  • Integration with other services is a bit tricky. To watch the trail, handle bounced emails, save emails on S3 are not straightforward to implement.
  • When you want to send a lot of emails (in bulk), it takes a significant amount of time.
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Difficult to understand. No matter how cute and easy the AWS videos sound, I find it difficult to understand. There are just too many configurations.
  • EBS is free, but you pay for the resources. Problem is, I end up using more resources, thus paying more.
  • They could work on their logging system a bit more. I would love more dashboard metrics in logging, and an easier way to look at logs.
  • An option to make the default URL more friendly. I am forced now to use Route 53 to get a more friendly DNS name, but would have loved if they would have provided a better name to begin with. There are long random strings which could go away.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 5.5
Based on 2 answers
As our technology grows, it makes more sense to individually provision each server rather than have it done via beanstalk. There are several reasons to do so, which I cannot explain without further diving into the architecture itself, but I can tell you this. With automation, you also loose the flexibility to morph the system for your specific needs. So if you expect that in future you need more customization to your deployment process, then there is a good chance that you might try to do things individually rather than use an automation like beanstalk.
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Usability

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.6
Based on 10 answers
It is a great tool to manage your applications. You just need to write the codes, and after that with one click, your app will be online and accessible from the internet. That is a huge help for people who do not know about infrastructure or do not want to spend money on maintaining infrastructure.
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Support

Amazon SES

Amazon SES 8.4
Based on 5 answers
The support from AWS has always been good. There is no complaint from my organization. Also, the documentation is very good so I don't find any difficulties in this. So overall it is a very easy and smooth process to adapt.
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.7
Based on 11 answers
The support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk was adequate. For most of our situations and our queries, the responsiveness and resolution was satisfactory. We did have one or two situations where it took us a couple of iterations to get to the bottom of things. Generally adequate support, but there is a little room for improvement
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Implementation

Amazon SES

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.0
Based on 2 answers
- Do as many experiments as you can before you commit on using beanstalk or other AWS features.- Keep future state in mind. Think through what comes next, and if that is technically possible to do so.- Always factor in cost in terms of scaling.- We learned a valuable lesson when we wanted to go multi-region, because then we realized many things needs to change in code. So if you plan on using this a lot, factor multiple regions.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SES

I'd recommend SendGrid and MailChimp to most smaller business that can't dedicate engineers solely to their email pipeline. The price/value ration is fair and the tools are fairly flexible for the intended use cases. It's often a good idea to start to start there and only pivot later when needed.
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

The other main competitor that I have used would probably be Heroku. While Heroku is incredibly simple and easy to get a sample web app online, its dashboard and product connectivity didn't feel quite as seamless as AWS Elastic Beanstalk. AWS Elastic Beanstalk has a higher up front cost to learn and deploy, but its ability to scale and grow and be transparent afterwards is really its selling point. Heroku felt expensive, and I never really knew what I was getting from it.
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Return on Investment

Amazon SES

  • Our cost of sending emails is negligible.
  • We have very high confidence in our email delivery.
  • The speed of sending is awesome. We have sent out thousands of emails in minutes - once we sent out mail as a shout out to dormant users- and it worked very well.
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • till now we had not Calculated ROI as the project is still evolving and we had to keep on changing the environment implementation
  • it meets our purpose of quick deployment as compared to on-premises deployment
  • till now we look good as we also controlled our expenses which increased suddenly in the middle of deployment activity
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Pricing Details

Amazon SES

General

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

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES
8.9
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5.5

Usability

Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.6

Support

Amazon SES
8.4
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.7

Implementation

Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.0

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