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Zoho Creator

22 Ratings

Amazon Web Services

308 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

Zoho Creator

22 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited for companies that don't want to have deal with physical infrastructure and want a high level of security and availability. In most cases Amazon Web Services is a great option for most, but may not be an option if you have met the tipping point of physical cost vs. Amazon Web Services cost. It may end up being a better option in the long run to manage the infrastructure yourself if the cost per hour of Amazon Web Services is greater than what you can provide if your level of availability is equal to or greater than Amazon Web Services.
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Zoho Creator

If you use excel, Zoho Creator is designed for you. The only scenario where it may not be appropriate is if you have thousands upon thousands lines of stored data where you would need to pay extra for this storage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
Zoho Creator
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Zoho Creator
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Zoho Creator
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.0
Zoho Creator
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.7
Zoho Creator
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Zoho Creator
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
Zoho Creator
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.5
Zoho Creator
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.2
Zoho Creator

Pros

  • Customer service: There's no beating AWS for their customer service. They've clearly been trained to lisetn to understand the core issue you've called them for. Our customers satisfaction is in direct correlation to what AWS can deliver, so this is the #1 reason we chose and have stayed with AWS for 8 years.
  • Agility: We have demand cycles that fluctuate, largely without alot of notice. It doesn't take more than 1 phone call to address any increase in bandwidth. In fact, they're more likely to reach out to us with any enhancements we might need or shoul be considering.
  • Performance: We've never experienced a slowdown, nor failure - even when there've been internet-wide issues. They're always innovating based on every customer, and we all benefit from Bezos vision of what infrastructure technology should do for business.
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  • The ease of creating data collecting forms. Anything from creating a form to import all your old excel documents to creating a mobile on-site application where you can input data directly into the app. For a company like us this can help to eliminate the pen and paper approach to recording data.
  • Reporting features are excellent. Slicing and dicing the data from your forms to create any report is possible. Think of it has filters on steroids. The ability to combine data from different forms is a huge plus.
  • Dashboards! Zoho Creator has so much depth to it that it's easy for one to get lost if they are not as familiar with Creator, for example an exuctive or decision making manager. This is where dashboards come in. Admins can build intuitive and smart dashboards that combine all the relevant KPI's that a manager needs to see.
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Cons

  • Standardize service availability across all regions. Not all services are available everywhere.
  • Service limits can be difficult to manage
  • Isolating teams within a shared account is almost impossible due to inconsistent security policies/features.
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  • Zoho Creator has their own scripting language, Deluge, which is the powerful engine behind what makes Zoho Creator so great. Problem is if you have no coding background it can be a bit difficult to learn, and use to it's full potential.
  • The new UI is awesome, except for parts of the homepage. I wish there was a bit more room for custimization and organization of all your stored apps.
  • The ability to create documents or what they once called record summaries from your stored data. This is our most requested feature for them to add, is an integration with a word processor such as Zoho Writer and the ability to create mail merge like documents within the app.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
AWS is still the platform of choice for our customers.
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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

  • Rackspace
  • BlueMile
  • Google Compute Engine
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I really did not evaluate any competing platforms.
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Return on Investment

  • AWS has let us build our business. That's key.
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  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Reduction of redundant inventory items
  • Better project management
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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
Amazon Web Services Editions & Modules
Amazon Web Services
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Zoho Creator

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Zoho Creator Editions & Modules
Zoho Creator
Edition
Basic
$151
Prmium
$301
Ultimate
$352
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