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Amazon SES

26 Ratings

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Amazon SES

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SES

If you are looking for a no fuss, functional email delivery engine at a very low cost, Amazon SES is great. But, there is a learning curve, the documentation is often dense and many times, you yearn for a simple GUI, while setting up your interface. SES has barebones analytics - virtually none. It also does not do list management. Mapping bounces to SNS is not very intuitive either. If you are sending embedded images, you need to load them from external servers.
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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
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.6
Scalability
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9.5
Platform management overhead
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6.3
Workflow engine capability
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.5
Platform access control
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.7
Services-enabled integration
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.2
Development environment creation
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.6
Development environment replication
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.1
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.5
Issue recovery
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6.7
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon SES
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4

Pros

  • Low cost; I do not know anyone that can match their low cost unless you are in the free tier of G-Suite for work Gmail.
  • High reliability - messages do get delivered. We have had no issues.
  • Easy to set up the basics - generate the credentials and add it to your code.
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  • 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

  • Could maintain a dashboard with the list of previously sent emails and their templates.
  • Amazon Simple Email Service dashboard could be made more user-friendly by including few HTML snippets so that they are readily available for testing.
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  • AWS as a whole can be intimidating, or hard to learn
  • Additional complexities are added at times due to nature of AWS/Cloud
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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

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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

  • All positive things. The fact that we can send tens of thousands of e-mails per month for less than $5 is incredible. Find a better price for something even remotely as high-quality as SES.
  • SES provides a set-and-forget way of handling e-mail. Drop in the credentials, and your developers will never have to mess with it again.
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  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk had a net positive impact on my ROI because I was only charged for the resources I used.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SES

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

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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