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4 Ratings

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310 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

  • The AWS forums are well monitored and very helpful - go there first if you get stuck and you'll get long, detailed answers from AWS representatives who will follow the conversation and come back for follow-up questions.
  • AWS is tight-lipped about roadmaps until your bill reaches a certain size (for us, 2 years ago, it was at about $50K/mo that we started getting access to the people who really knew what was going on.)
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Redis Cloud

Redis Cloud is great for quick and easy development as well as deployment. It's reliable in production and makes a great primary Redis solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.4
Redis Cloud
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Redis Cloud
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Redis Cloud
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
Redis Cloud
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
Redis Cloud
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Redis Cloud
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Redis Cloud
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
Redis Cloud
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Redis Cloud

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
Redis Cloud
8.5
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
Redis Cloud
7.0
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
Redis Cloud
10.0
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
Redis Cloud
10.0
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
Redis Cloud
8.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
Redis Cloud
8.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
Redis Cloud
8.0

Pros

  • AWS constantly innovates and iterates, announcing new features several times per year. Earlier this year, for example, they introduced provisioned IOPS for EBS, suddenly providing us with an inexpensive solution to a performance quandary we'd been facing.
  • AWS has provided us with access to the product owners and architects of the products we use most. In turn, those resources provided us with visibility into the product road maps. This enabled us to improve our long-term infrastructure planning, and avoid expensive features that we'd get for free later in the year.
  • AWS peremptorily lowers costs a couple of times per year. This has helped us keep our bill reasonable even as we consume more and more of the AWS services. We periodically compare the cost of AWS to the cost of moving into our colo, and every year the colo looks less and less attractive.
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  • Ease of setup and deployment via Heroku
  • Reliability and splicity
  • Fair pricing
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Cons

  • Occasionally, we disagree with their roadmap priorities. For example, we really needed Content-Based Routing added to ELB to support our multitenant implementation. The AWS architects agreed that it was a mainstream, valuable request and hinted that they were trying to get it onto the roadmap, but 15 months later there's still no sign of it. I'm sure they have their reasons, but it's a strange and annoying hole in an otherwise invaluable service.
  • AWS has had well-publicized outages that have broken the promise of true zone (datacenter) isolation. This was supposed to have been impossible - if you had instances running in two zones within a region, you thought had a solid survivability story. We were forced to react by building out additional redundancy that increased costs beyond our original design estimates. AWS claims to have resolved the problem, but we haven't been confident enough to spin down the extra servers yet.
  • There are annoying resource limits, presumably in place to prevent hackers from allocating huge numbers of resources on a compromised account. The problem is that raising the resource limits requires manual action to be taken, and can have a severe impact on production software if your ops team isn't meticulous in checking the limits. As of the last time I checked, these limits weren't available via API, making it impossible to create alarms whenever we get close to exceeding our resource limits.
  • AWS is relatively infamous for their poor communications during outages. Their status page will occasionally go without an update for 45 minutes, while half your customers are dead in the water. This is - obviously - infuriating.
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  • Web interface could be more user-friendly
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
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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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use/learning curve. If you are new to the use of cloud storage, AWS is your entry point. If you have experience in that field, AWS is the way to go.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
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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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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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Alternatives Considered

The particular services I am using in AWS is easier to set up and manage than Microsoft Azure. IBM Bluemix/Cloud previously has too many product beta and preview released along with their products. Microsoft also releases too many products in preview or beta.
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I've used Heroku Redis and RedisToGo. Redis Cloud has the best free/developer plan, and we have never had an issue.
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Return on Investment

  • Resource availability of free-tier resources is very low compared to needs before an application can become potentially profitable.
  • AWS requires less time to set up and configure than other comparable services, but not better than all services.
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  • Redis Cloud is affordable and reliable
  • Speed of development and deployment means money saved and productivity increased
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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

Redis Cloud

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