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Amazon Web Services

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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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ThingWorx

Using for device tracking on the shopfloor and event monitoring:- Smooth deployment, easy to couple to devices.- Easy cooperation with splunk, that we use also.- Finally after connecting to deviced (machine data logs), quick definition and implementation of application- Intuitive environment, easy querying.- Can handle virtually any data type we found.- And it works in cloud - a major benefit in our setup.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
9.0
ThingWorx
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.4
ThingWorx
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.6
ThingWorx
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.4
ThingWorx
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.2
ThingWorx
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.4
ThingWorx
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
9.0
ThingWorx
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
9.0
ThingWorx
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
9.2
ThingWorx

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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ThingWorx

  • The ThingWorx modeling is simple enough to explain to non-specialists but very powerful in its expression.
  • Mashup builder and analytics utilities are strong and the latest version automates some of the complexity, although I haven't used them yet.
  • As the Kepware tools and libraries have become more integrated, the platform has an unrivaled set of interface solutions.
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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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ThingWorx

  • Limitation of install edge program on a custom platform such as Windows CE
  • Difficult to manage a complicated system
  • Difficult to use with custom program written in C#
  • Graphical language -- not programming language
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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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ThingWorx

ThingWorx 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We started more than a year ago and do not plan to replace it
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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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ThingWorx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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ThingWorx

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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ThingWorx

No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 9 answers
I've been using AWS as our primary compute platform for almost 2 years. During that time I've opened no more than 4 support cases. Typically those were for questions to get answered and not hard down scenarios. Their support is quick, very processional, and work with you to help solve your problem.
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ThingWorx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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ThingWorx

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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ThingWorx

With ThingWorx, it's easy to test various IoT architecture and simple to develop an IoT platform for each customer specification.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS has allowed us to properly budget our infrastructure and IT costs. This helps us plan our expenditures for future development and projects.
  • AWS has allowed us to leverage some of the newest technologies (FSx) to make our software offering one of the most dependable in the industry.
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ThingWorx

  • Our v-business is built on ThingWorx
  • High impact.
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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

ThingWorx

General

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

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