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

Pros

  • Launching a VIrtual Machine quickly, especially from AMI images from verified providers.
  • Launching RDS instances, configuring and managing parameters
  • Managing monthly costs and budget
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  • 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

  • AWS is really difficult to use if you do not have any training.
  • You need to create your own backups. I cannot verify this, but a co-worker of mine stated that he did now create a back, and lost several items.
  • It is very expensive for everyday use. AWS is for people that have done the research, and know exactly what they need. These instances are not toys, believe me.
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  • The MQTT interface needs improvement, its crashed during development of new entities on a frequent basis.
  • The standard time series and trend tools are very basic and dont compare well with Top-end historians but its possible with some relative easy interfacing to use 3rd party applications.
  • Care, forethought and experience is required when building complex applications, it's difficult to delete entities once the network becomes large and complex. N+Maintaining synchronicity between multiple dev and productions systems has to be carefully managed.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
A paradigm shift from companies like Microsoft that have made procuring and using software and license so hard. Not to mention installing, configuring and hiring folks to maintain it. AWS makes it so easy to have an enterprise infrastructure that scales up and down and very affordable
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ThingWorx10.0
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 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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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
Neutral, no experience with either.
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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

This is the ONLY Web Service we have used since my time with the company to manage our weekly MP3 uploads. I'd say it stacks up pretty well since we have stuck with it over the years! Simple & Effective!
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E.g. splunk and SAB BO, currently also Power BIOther areas: Blockchain development - Ethereum (EVM) on Solidity
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Return on Investment

  • Some campaigns needed dynamic scaling and setting up a massive infrastructure to meet the demands would have been impossible if it was not for the AWS services that we used. The traffic volume was enormous and AWS did an awesome job within the budgets we had in mind.
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  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

ThingWorx

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