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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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Swrve

Swrve is a very user-friendly solution for mobile app communication needs. Thein-app communication templates make creating content and messages very quick and easy to do.
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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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Swrve

  • Setting up and managing multivariate tests
  • Applying segments/cohorts set up for one campaign or test to another
  • Serving different config data files to different player segments
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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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Swrve

  • Ability to customize the main dashboard
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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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Swrve

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No answers yet
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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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Swrve

There's some overlap with other products, but Swrve's segmentation and push management are its key differentiators.
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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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Swrve

  • Our app usage and engagement has increased since implementing Swrve.
  • We solved a major business need of giving users real time push alerts for important account actions.
  • Increasing our communication channels and focusing on a more holistic cross-channel strategy led to an increase in email success also.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SNS

General

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

Swrve

General

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

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