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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SNS

When your entire infrastructure is part of Amazon ecosystem, this service will act as a common thread for communication. It provides simple pubsub way to make sure real time notification. It is extremely easy to send notifications via SMS, email and Push Notifications. When async processes are running and you want to notify some other services, this service becomes first choice by default.The only scenario where SNS is little less appropriate is heavy data volume. Sometimes you may get delayed notification.
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Localytics

It is a great product for a smaller team to integrate into their app to start getting some in-depth analytics. The web interface is a great analytics tool without the need for writing SQL. Lack of Unity support makes it a lesser choice for mobile gaming. Like many third-party products, once data needs become substantial, the business will likely outgrow Localytics and will move towards an in-house solution.
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Pros

Amazon SNS

  • The AWS Lambda SNS trigger is great. Subscribing multiple Lambda functions to an SNS topic is a nice way to decouple features.
  • SNS is fully-managed. Our team is too small to manage our own pub/sub infrastructure.
  • Subscribing email endpoints to SNS topics and integrating topics with CloudWatch alerts is very easy; we create more non-emergency notifications than we would without SNS.
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Localytics

  • It has a simple interface that is easy to use and easy to teach non-analytics members of the company. It was fairly easy to access and digest information and the visualization capabilities were very good as well.
  • The implementation was not very heavy, which made it easier for the dev team to code, as well as fix and bugs that may arise.
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Cons

Amazon SNS

  • The AWS website UI could use some definite improvement. The website itself is very clunky and hard to navigate and always seems to have the wrong information in the wrong places. It is a monstrous task trying to make a website as complicated as AWS look simple and easy to navigate but even with some minor improvements it would become much more user and beginner friendly.
  • Troubleshooting can be very difficult when encountering an issue with SNS and often many AWS services. By having all of your infrastructure in the cloud, it makes troubleshooting networking problems quite complicated. On top of this, aws provides little return information when a message fails to send, leaving a lot of guesswork to be done on your part to fix the issue.
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Localytics

  • Unity SDK plugin support is severely lacking
  • Mobile gaming apps do not seem to be a priority for their business
  • Development focus in the last couple of years has been on their marketing product over their analytics product
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SNS

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Localytics

Localytics 7.0
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There is a lot of competition. I would renew if there isn't anything more exceptional that would justify the re-coding and implementation load costs
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Support

Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS 9.0
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We have not come across situations where we need support for SNS. However for other AWS services, we have received really good support to solve the issue and to define the architecture.
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Localytics

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SNS

As I mentioned previously, I wish we had gone with a different service such as a Mixpanel or OneSignal as they are reputable in the space and are known for their strong support and documentation. AWS SNS was the way to go for us at the time we chose it due to the fact that we were getting into using AWS Microservices and felt it would be best to stay the course.
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Localytics

Also used Adobe Marketing Suite for App Measurement. This was useful because it can be correlated with on site usage. But it required a more depth implementation and is more expensive.
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Return on Investment

Amazon SNS

  • It has helped our team to be alerted quickly to undesirable changes in our AWS environment so that immediate action can be taken. Hence it has saved us a lot of time and money due to quick action.
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Localytics

  • Was our first provider of user-level event data
  • Allows for many users to easily answer their own questions before making requests of the data team
  • Raw data dumps gave the data team the ability to provide more in-depth analyses.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General

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

Localytics

General

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

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