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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Each and every feature of this application is unique and is also efficient enough to help me to make suitable decisions for my company. Apart from this, if I talk about any concerns in it or any disastrous drawbacks then there are no words because this application is a lifesaver by every point of view without having anything to objectify. Moreover, this application provides me with the right of pre-built services, which benefit me when building custom cloud-based solutions.
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AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda is a great way to deploy smaller-scale data synchronization jobs and other "housekeeping" routines that don't require preservation of state. We use it to build API gateway tools used by our larger applications (many of which are hosted on AWS EC2 instances) and it's a perfect fit.If you have complicated workflows that run a long time, or require state to be saved between function calls, AWS Lambda is probably not the right choice for a serverless solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
9.0
AWS Lambda
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.3
AWS Lambda
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.4
AWS Lambda
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.2
AWS Lambda
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.2
AWS Lambda
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.4
AWS Lambda
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
8.9
AWS Lambda
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
9.0
AWS Lambda
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
9.2
AWS Lambda

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.3
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.1
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
9.3
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.3
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.4
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.6
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.9
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
7.8
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
7.6
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.1
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.2

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) is not the easiest virtual service to set up but once you get the hang of it, it's fairly easy to install new instances (servers) and stop them. This is good for multiple reasons e.g we run multiple tests and live production servers for our different services. When we are done with one we can easily turn it off. The cost of the specifications on our virtual servers is only a fraction of the cost of what we would get locally or even on most traditional web services companies.
  • Amazon Web Services can be relatively cost efficient depending on where you are coming from. For our smaller organization, we felt the cost was worth it as other alternatives were not as affordable. The good thing with AWS is you only pay for what you use. If you want S3 (Simple Storage Service), you can pay for that. If you want to run a compute engine, EC2 can be paid for. At the end of the month, you get one bill based on your usage.
  • Because of our size as a company, AWS was easier to deploy compared to local dedicated solutions. All we had to do was take our development team through a simple 2-day course to get them on board. The ease of deployment means that we do not have to hire a specialist to deploy servers for us.
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AWS Lambda

  • Reliability - Lambdas just work. They do their job and quite well. I've never had any hiccups with them as a unit of hardware.
  • Scalability - This automatic scaling and availability are amazing. It's like having a fleet of servers at the ready but only when needed. And at a fraction of the cost.
  • Price - AWS gives you a generous helping of free invocations every month, and even after that, it's still cheap compared to an always-on solution.
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Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • Better user support would be nice. It seems hard to find help when you need something specific from an Amazon employee.
  • Even though the prices are set up for enterprise they do seem high for small to mid level businesses, compared to other alternatives.
  • It would be nice to be able to have some type of DB security built in to the EC2s or as a default.
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AWS Lambda

  • UI could use some improvement - Like the rest of the Amazon Web Services UI, much of the interface is complex and hard to understand at the beginning.
  • Hard to troubleshoot/debug - Lambda, in itself, is set up in an environment that makes it difficult to troubleshoot in the product. The use of staging production code is absolutely necessary.
  • The pricing is a bit more expensive when compared to other services that provide lambda function execution services.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
We are almost entirely satisfied with the service. In order to move off it, we'd have to build for ourselves many of the services that AWS provides and the cost would be prohibitive. Although there are cost savings and security benefits to returning to the colo facility, we could never afford to do it, and we'd hate to give up the innovation and constant cycle of new features that AWS gives us.
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AWS Lambda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 7.3
Based on 5 answers
We find it quite easy to use. The only challenge is at the outset figuring out exactly what you need, given the large number of available services and options which could take a bit of time to get familiarised with and to decide on.
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AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda 8.5
Based on 9 answers
It is very easy to get started with AWS Lambda and create your first function. The user interface makes it easy to add AWS services to be inputs or outputs to the function, meaning it can be configured in many different ways for different needs. This makes it ideal for various scenarios in AWS.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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AWS Lambda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Amazon Web Services

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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AWS Lambda

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 8.5
Based on 14 answers
Amazon Web Services supported multiple times during initial infrastructure setup and helped to fix cluster related issues many times. Cloudformation to bring up infrastructure. Triggers like S3 file creation to automatically invoke lambda can automate big data jobs and makes operation on Big data easy.
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AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda 8.1
Based on 14 answers
Support is great and is rarely needed. Once you get a service running, it usually is error-free unless there's a change in the way you are integrating with it. We have had services run for several years without being maintained. The stability of the platform is staggering as long as you follow platforms.
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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AWS Lambda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Web Services

The maturity of AWS platform with integrations of large third-party vendors products through AWS marketplace and continuous launch of new services every year bring confidence to the users and also the ease of use and help from the large community when compared to other platform are the key primary reasons when deciding AWS.
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AWS Lambda

But other similar things I've used are Azure Functions and GCP Google Cloud Functions. Like all services like this, the support is pretty much the same. AWS Lambda supports enough popular languages, and behaves pretty much the same as all of these similar services. It does it's job, it's simple and it does it well.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • We are able to test new ideas quickly using AWS hosting.
  • We are able to move from conceptual POC to fully hosted/architected cloud solution in minimal time.
  • We are able to build solutions that are 100% cloud as well as cloud-hybrid that orchestrate between our datacenters and the AWS cloud.
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AWS Lambda

  • I was able to perform a lot of processing on data delivered from my website and little or no cost. This was a big plus to me.
  • Programming AWS Lambda is quite easy once you understand the time limits to the functions.
  • AWS Lambda has really good integration with the AWS S3 storage system. This a very good method of delivering data to be processed and a good place to pick it up after processing.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General

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

AWS Lambda

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services
9.3
AWS Lambda
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services
9.4
AWS Lambda

Usability

Amazon Web Services
7.3
AWS Lambda
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services
9.0
AWS Lambda

Support

Amazon Web Services
8.5
AWS Lambda
8.1

Online Training

Amazon Web Services
7.0
AWS Lambda

Implementation

Amazon Web Services
10.0
AWS Lambda

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