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Amazon SNS

Amazon SNS is great for at least two use-cases: building cheap, non-emergency alerts, and decoupling services with pub/sub messaging. SNS is great for creating email notifications in minutes for alerts that are not worthy of PagerDuty. Subscribing multiple AWS Lambda functions to a topic is a great way to decouple features.
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TIBCO BusinessEvents

BE is great for translating business rules to intelligent actions systematically.
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Pros

  • Super simple setup and deployment. You can have a new service set up within minutes and in a serverless environment as well
  • Well documented and incredibly easy to use. There are available APIs in almost every relevant language and are all well documented by AWS. Getting any team up to date on their new Notification architecture shouldn't take longer than a day.
  • Being managed by AWS themselves makes the service highly available in every possible way. Your SNS deployment is almost guaranteed to never go down without you ever lifting a finger to make it so.
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  • Business driven interactions with our enrollment engine.
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Cons

  • 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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  • Ability to handle/process huge real time data
  • Faster processing of data with high rate of performance.
  • User-friendly setup and quick event formulation capabilities
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Alternatives Considered

SNS is much more customizable compared to SES and allows for many more delivery methods. While it is better for email-based notification services, not being able to send notifications via SMS limits your app functionality considerably. Being able to switch message delivery types is an invaluable tool for any application deployment
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You need a full orchestration suite to perform pre-enrollment checks before storing [them] into the system of records. TIBCO BusinessEvents was bought along with TIBCO BusinessWorks (BW) to design the end to end flow for member contract processing. We were able to get down the processing time to 12 seconds and were also able to increase the first pass rate.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive from the cost savings of the service itself
  • Positive from the labor savings from both the ease of setup and learning curve of the programmers
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  • The company has spent years and many many man/woman hours working with BE, and will likely be retiring it sooner rather than later.
  • Large amounts were spent on this supposedly next-generation software suite that will be replaced by a much simpler, more open stack.
  • The choice of BE has likely delayed the business objectives it was originally supposed to enable.
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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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TIBCO BusinessEvents

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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