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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is well suited for applications built on event driven architecture. It makes it easy to log and track events in real time from the source to the destination. The permissions should be configured properly in order to use SNS else while implementing you can come across Access Denied errors. The dashboards are difficult to maintain to track the utilization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PagerDuty

PagerDuty is well suited for automated and manual notifications to on-call personal. It has made our on-call notifications much more reliable. We've been able to push the management of the on-call schedules to the individual teams rather than have the service operations center try to manage every team's schedule. PagerDuty has many integrations such as Slack that allow for higher productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon SNS

  • Built in for quicker setup within AWS ecosystem.
  • Trusted as you control the users and configuration via IAM and easy access controls.
  • Can be sent to S3 simple storage or for long term storage if required.
  • Can be used in many regions, same configs.
Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer

PagerDuty

  • Great scheduling capability. You can define very precise schedules for your agents and PagerDuty will condense that down into a simple on-call schedule.
  • PagerDuty will integrate with just about anything. They have a fantastic API and a huge library of integrations already built, plus the ability to use good old email.
  • The live call routing feature, while an extra add-on, is an awesome extension to PagerDuty.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon SNS

  • At times you receive access denied errors which are annoying.
  • Rarely do you receive internal failure errors where you can't access the information. It is rare but it does happen.
  • You are required to add an MWS Authentication Token every so often. I wish it would pull that information automatically for you so you don't have to go searching for it.
Jackson Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

PagerDuty

  • PagerDuty lacks the ability to handle multiple environments across different teams.
  • I would like a feature in PagerDuty where a user can deactivate or disable an alert on demand even if you're not on call.
  • The email integration in PagerDuty a nice feature, however, there isn't much flexibility in terms of managing emails that are sent to and from PagerDuty.
  • I would like to see PagerDuty mobile app allow users to add and customize alerts with email, text or phone calls.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SNS

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PagerDuty

PagerDuty 9.2
Based on 4 answers
Understanding when the customer experience is degraded is essential to our business. Everyone understands how to use PagerDuty and it is integrated with our playbooks for responding to emergencies. PagerDuty is reliable, and provides the features we require.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS 8.5
Based on 12 answers
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a fairly simple tool to use, with the only complexity coming around creating new endpoints. Sending messages and transferring them to clients is an "it just works" out of the box solution, and on that basis, I have to say this tool does its job well, and easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PagerDuty

PagerDuty 10.0
Based on 3 answers
As I've been using this app for the last 3 years, I would like to see a few additions, like exposing the "create slack channel" option from the mobile app, rather than just from the PD website from the specific incident
Dawud Bey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS 8.6
Based on 17 answers
Amazon Simple Notification Sevices (SNS) support depends on your usage pattern and definitely on your support plan as an enterprise with AWS. Before reaching out to support you should read their documentation, as they have mentioned almost all the common issues and their solutions there. However, for specific issues, they generally respond in 1-2 business days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PagerDuty

PagerDuty 8.9
Based on 102 answers
I can reach support via email or online chat functionality. It helped me in the initial configuration and also how to best setup. The response time is very fast for any question I brought forward. The support analysts were very knowledgeable about the products and its functionality. They were respectful of what stage of use the customer is at.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SNS

Amazon Simple Notification Service and PagerDuty have been used by various organizations. Amazon SNS is ideal if you're within an AWS environment. PagerDuty is used when we are working outside of Amazon Web Services. Though PagerDuty is more expensive than Amazon SNS they do have better reporting capabilities in specific areas.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

PagerDuty

When we selected PagerDuty, we evaluated a few other solutions including Moogsoft, BigPanda, VictorOps and Splunk Enterprise. We decided on PagerDuty specifically for the automated on-call escalation capabilities. At the time when we subscribed to PagerDuty, event management was still very early and it was not a core strength. In comparison, event/alert management is a core competency of the other platforms. However, in the other platforms lacked automated on-call capabilities or partnered with PagerDuty to deliver the capability. To carry two solutions didn't make financial sense at the time. Therefore, we went down the path of PagerDuty leveraging the beta event management capabilities. Since then, the event management capabilities are very sound and exactly what we need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon SNS

  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) saved us a lot of extra coding time by providing straightforward functionality we needed in our ad campaign automation tool.
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) allows us to maintain a consistent, serverless model within our applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PagerDuty

  • Alerts can advise technology staff of an outage before users find out... this facilitates user productivity
  • User satisfaction... they have a sense they can reach support staff anytime and bypass service desk queues
  • Reduce cost of overtime for support staff by allowing us to rotate schedules and not have everyone on-call
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General

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

Amazon SNS Editions & Modules

Edition
API Requests0.501
Notification Deliveries0.502
API Requests & Payload Data0.013
  1. per 1 million requests
  2. per million notifications
  3. per 1 million
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PagerDuty

General

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

PagerDuty Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Professional$192
Business$393
Digital OperationsContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per 5 users/per month
  3. per user/per month
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