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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies or organizations that need to run specific applications or virtual services on servers. The cost-per-server ratio makes this ideal for testing and live deployment scenarios. It is especially ideal for smaller to medium size IT development teams. If you are looking to just set up a website, for example, AWS may not be ideal unless you are having it custom built.
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OutSystems

Quick development of applications that can make information flow faster. This means using data collected by existing products and presenting the data in a different format. It can also be used to create easier ways to input data into older existing systems for processing. Exporting from an existing system and formatted that data into Excel spreadsheets are some of the basics.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
OutSystems
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
OutSystems
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
OutSystems
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
OutSystems
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
OutSystems
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
OutSystems
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
OutSystems
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
OutSystems
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
OutSystems

Low-Code Development

Amazon Web Services
OutSystems
8.8
Visual Modeling
Amazon Web Services
OutSystems
9.1
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Amazon Web Services
OutSystems
8.2
Platform Security
Amazon Web Services
OutSystems
9.1
Platform User Management
Amazon Web Services
OutSystems
8.2
Reusability
Amazon Web Services
OutSystems
9.1
Platform Scalability
Amazon Web Services
OutSystems
9.1

Pros

  • Complete Failover and Disaster Recovery services which scale to your desired need
  • Several service level options from dynamic storage pricing to pre-allocated
  • Customer service responsiveness -- issues are resolved with a quick email or phone call rapidly
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  • Generate software based on a model instead of coding.
  • Great control on the development cycle (Development/Testing/Acceptance/Production) using Lifetime for deployment.
  • All based on industry standards like Java/.Net/MS SQL Server/Oracle (so no vendor lock on the results).
  • Business Processing Engine.
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Cons

  • It's such a well conceived service, I can't think of anything that's missing in functionality for our HC company. What we ask of AWS is to be so reliable, so customer-focused and so fast that we can just do what we do best, and forget about their job in our success.
  • Healthcare: Since this is our core market, we're very interested in watching this vertical evolve and Amazon's vision for it. We'd value more insights and collaboration with Bezos on what our vision is too.
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  • The platform controls all the parts. While great for development and overall maintenance, it could lead to discussions with your DBA (who has to trust the platform). As a developer I love the platform, as a DBA I would like more control.
  • By making software development model driven using flows, you are forced to rethink the way of programming. It makes it easier, but sometimes the way of working leads to code which could be optimized (standard problem in model based software development).
  • Most of the code is generated, so the technical knowledge of the inner working of coding are not Essentials. This could lead to degration of this knowlegde. As part of this, most technologies will only be used when OutSystems supports it. They do a good job on implementing these things. But things like Node.js would be nice.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
This is the only hosting solution I am using and I am not gonna look for any other because I am used to it and it meets my requirements: easy to use without compromising on control I have over my infrastructure. Also, I do live variety of AWS services.
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OutSystems10.0
Based on 3 answers
It does just what we want, and I'm not aware of any good alternatives for a comparable price
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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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OutSystems10.0
Based on 2 answers
The tool doesn't get in the way of developing software.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

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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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
unless you paid the premium, no support at all
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OutSystems10.0
Based on 2 answers
Even during evaluation the support team still provides an excellent support experience.
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
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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OutSystems9.0
Based on 1 answer
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Alternatives Considered

We looked at Microsoft 365 Business because it's so popular. It's ease of use seemed attractive but it didn't have the agility or scalability we found in AWS. IBM Analytics Engine was far more complex than we needed and very expensive. AWS is an operations tool for us so the reporting we get for the quality of service we wanted, is perfect as is.
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In the low code market, OutSystems it's the platform that gives us more power, speed, and fewer limitations. OutSystems integrates with all that is needed (if not, we can create that integration) and has the perfect balance between business needs and development capacity. Everything is even more rich tanks to the great support and community around this concept.
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Return on Investment

  • This information is not under my specific role or responsibilities even though I use the software on a weekly basis. However, I feel confident in saying that if it was not worth the investment we would have discontinued our use of it by now.
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  • Another good example of positive impact on business objectives is a project where I've been envolved, where even custom developments have failed. And the main reason for that was because the requirements were changing all the time, and after each sprint we had to change the course of the project. There were times that after changing the same component 3 times the business decided to rollback to the starting point. This scenario was tremendously difficult and time-consuming if we were not using a low code platform. The project turned out to be a success and the business was able to redefine their own processes.
  • I have some more examples where existing market solutions have failed for various reasons, and investments were made in vain. The platform endows the business with the flexibility needed to build fast and more business oriented, bringing return on investing and more value to the costumer.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

OutSystems

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