AWS CloudFormation vs. MEGA HOPEX Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS CloudFormation
Score 8.7 out of 10
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AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators a way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in a predictable fashion. Use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run an application. Users don’t need to figure out the order for provisioning AWS services or the subtleties of making those dependencies work.…
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MEGA HOPEX Platform
Score 6.9 out of 10
N/A
MEGA International headquartered in Paris offers enterprise governance software to give users an interactive view of business components. The suite is powered by the HOPEX platform, which brings together enterprise architecture (EA) and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) into a single system. With MEGA, the vendor states users get the visibility and tools needed to navigate change and improve decision-making – with a sharp focus on business needs.N/A
Pricing
AWS CloudFormationMEGA HOPEX Platform
Editions & Modules
Free Tier - 1,000 Handler Operations per Month per Account
$0.00
Handler Operation
$0.0009
per handler operation
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS CloudFormationMEGA HOPEX Platform
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThere 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.
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Best Alternatives
AWS CloudFormationMEGA HOPEX Platform
Small Businesses
HashiCorp Terraform
HashiCorp Terraform
Score 8.5 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Ansible
Ansible
Score 9.2 out of 10
IBM Blueworks Live
IBM Blueworks Live
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Ansible
Ansible
Score 9.2 out of 10
IBM Blueworks Live
IBM Blueworks Live
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS CloudFormationMEGA HOPEX Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS CloudFormationMEGA HOPEX Platform
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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MEGA International S.A.
MEGA is well suited for
  • Service Architecture definition
  • Service relationships
  • Service that supports process and vice versa
  • Business process definition
  • Definition of Business Entities
  • Management of business entities
  • Business Entity managed by services
  • Creation of service reports
MEGA is less appropriate for:
  • Business Service management information (who is “developing, responsible, etc.” for business services)
  • Business services contracts
  • Business services performance management
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • SaaS
  • Paas
  • Iaas
  • On promises
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MEGA International S.A.
  • Define business architecture
  • Design processes
  • Tailoring business services attributes
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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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MEGA International S.A.
  • API for external use
  • Query engine (join between metaclass)
  • Export tools
  • Web site generator
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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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MEGA International S.A.
In the software selection, we evaluate also
Enterprise Architect; but it was evaluated non enough easy to use. Open source software are non available.
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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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MEGA International S.A.
  • Only positive impact in all departments
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ScreenShots

AWS CloudFormation Screenshots

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