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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SNS

It is best suited for sending notifications based on events in the AWS realm. It can be used to alert the developers in case of undesirable activity as well as be used as a medium for sending notifications to production applications
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Mixpanel

Mixpanel excels when the data going into it is properly tagged and with the right attributes. This means that companies need to be very deliberate with how they plan their development. Metrics need to be baked into the dev flow so that each page is properly instrumented. Furthermore, events need to be properly organized as it's easy to lose track of events and when they came online. If you don't put in the work beforehand, Mixpanel just won't be as useful.
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Pros

Amazon SNS

  • Multiple mediums for notifications like email, HTTP, Lambda etc
  • Easy to set up the pub sub model
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Mixpanel

  • Easily integrates with Segment which makes setting up event/people tracking very easy if you're already using Segment with other tools.
  • Creating quick reports to share with your team is really easy and the visuals are nice looking. If you launch a new feature, you can quickly create a nice looking graph to share with your product team to let them know how things are going.
  • The Live feed of events on each People profile is really cool if you need to drill into a user flow. Also, if you're not using FullStory, this live view is a great way to help users with issues since you'll know the exact set of events related to their issue.
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Cons

Amazon SNS

  • Debugging is difficult
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Mixpanel

  • Lower pricing (too expensive)
  • More flexibility in setting up user flows (able to map different paths/ decision points branching from the same flow
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SNS

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Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.2
Based on 12 answers
Quite affordable and account tiers scale easily with my business so that what I pay increases and shrinks as my need increases and shrinks.
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Usability

Amazon SNS

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Mixpanel

Mixpanel 9.0
Based on 1 answer
great, slick and clean interface
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Support

Amazon SNS

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Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.9
Based on 3 answers
Support is decent, nothing amazing.
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Online Training

Amazon SNS

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Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Mixpanel has a great resource about their product, with videos on how to use it and real world examples from other companies on how they integrate Mixpanel into their business processes.
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Implementation

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Mixpanel

Mixpanel 8.9
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Mixpanel is a simple JS script installation. For adding events to track, its simply a matter of adding the code where you want it. Their API and documentation are easy to understand and use.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SNS

Many products, including PagerDuty, can be used to notify stakeholders when alarms are triggered. SNS is only suitable for non-emergency email alerts, and integration with CloudWatch is its only advantage. If you want to be notified of an issue by email, SNS can be configured in seconds. It is not suitable for any of PagerDuty's other use-cases.As a pub/sub system, SNS is somewhat similar to Apache Kafka. Queues may be suitable for some use-cases; Amazon SQS may be appropriate in these cases.
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Mixpanel

Mixpanel has a much better UX and the toolset provided by Mixpanel helps us solve our needs in a better way.
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Return on Investment

Amazon SNS

  • The ability to trigger AWS Lambda functions when messages are published to topics is a great pattern. It allows us to build features that are inexpensive to run and maintain.
  • Our developers are more likely to create notifications for non-emergency alerts because SNS makes it so easy to send emails for CloudWatch alarms. This helps us to be mindful of problems that may require attention but are not worth waking anyone up at night.
  • Some teammates have experimented with SNS for push notifications; they were disappointed by the lack of features and difficulty in debugging.
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Mixpanel

  • Mixpanel has helped our product teams understand what they should improve / tweak in our product. Numbers don't lie so when usage is below expectations, it drives them to action!
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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General

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

General

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

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