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Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    AWS CloudFormation

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Jelastic

    75%
    Jelastic ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Platform management overhead

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Workflow engine capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Platform access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Services-enabled integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Development environment creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Development environment replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Issue monitoring and notification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Issue recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS CloudFormation is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.9

    AWS CloudFormation

    79%
    5 Ratings
    7.0

    Jelastic

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon AWS

    AWS CloudFormation is well suited for scenarios where all of your resources need to be provisioned on AWS but it is not suited for hybrid cloud deployments. It's very easy for someone new to learn. The level of customization offered as part of the template specifically for AWS services is great. There is also a UI tool where we can drag and drop the services we want and it generates an yaml file which is very easy to use. The visibility of stacks and its resources and one place where we can track and identify the issues in deployment is great.
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    Jelastic

    In case you want a cheaper PaaS that may be available in your country (Brazil, in my case), you may give Jelastic a try. There are some other strong competitors for the PaaS scenario with free versions, but the paid versions are far more expensive.
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    Pros

    Amazon AWS

    • SaaS
    • Paas
    • Iaas
    • On promises
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    Jelastic

    • Easy to use, the interface guides you to create your application.
    • Custom SSL certificate. You can upload your own certificates and it will configure them for you.
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    Cons

    Amazon AWS

    • Error Description upon Failure Needs to be Improved.
    • Slow to create, delete or update.
    • Need to delete resources manually. It can ask before starting deletion whether to skip those resources or delete them.
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    Jelastic

    • SSH is still tricky to use. You have to log in to a gateway and go to an option menu to get logged in. Sometimes it was not available or too slow.
    • Some errors are not clear enough. It took some time to understand which files I had to upload to get my custom SSL certificates working.
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    Pricing Details

    AWS CloudFormation

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    AWS CloudFormation editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account$0.001
    Handler Operation$0.00092

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per handler operation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    There is no additional charge for using AWS CloudFormation with resource providers in the following namespaces: AWS::*, Alexa::*, and Custom::*. In this case you pay for AWS resources (such as Amazon EC2 instances, Elastic Load Balancing load balancers, etc.) created using AWS CloudFormation as if you created them manually. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no required upfront commitments. When you use resource providers with AWS CloudFormation outside the namespaces mentioned above, you incur charges per handler operation. Handler operations are create, update, delete, read, or list actions on a resource.

    Jelastic

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Jelastic editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon AWS

      We didn't look into anything else as Cloudformation was "built-in" for AWS, it just kind of made sense to go with that. Terraform was something that we briefly looked into Terraform but decides to stick with Cloudformation because our task was relatively "simple". Apparently if it's a bit more complex, Terraform might be the way to go.
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      Jelastic

      The price of Jelastic for the paid version (considering SSL) is better.
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      Return on Investment

      Amazon AWS

      • It has a positive ROI
      • Less time inverted in bugs
      • More stable source code
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      Jelastic

      • It has powered my project since its creation. It's a small project but I did not have any problems until now.
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