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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

AWS Config

87%
6 Ratings
8.0

AWS OpsWorks

80%
3 Ratings

Performance

9.6

AWS Config

96%
4 Ratings

AWS OpsWorks

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

AWS Config

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

AWS OpsWorks

60%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Config

It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS OpsWorks

OpsWorks facilitates the management, monitoring and maintenance of the complete stack of Chef's infrastructure, to be part of AWS has a large community for support and assistance, it also concentrates a lot of documentation that can empower our devops area to shorten the curve Learning. Good tool to automate tasks for the company's devops and IT staff.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Config

  • The ability to track changes in AWS is paramount, AWS config allows you to do this
  • Allows the auditing of an AWS account
  • Can view history of an account that has AWS config enabled
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS OpsWorks

  • The interface is quite intuitive and allows you to discover and easily find what you want to do and what other features are within OpsWorks.
  • Chef integration is pretty seamless and there are a good set of options and operating systems to choose from
  • It makes things like auto scaling set up, either via load or time, more straight forward and intuitive than what you'd typically see via the EC2 console
Andrew Raines | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Config

  • It's only AWS, no third party.
  • Not the most intuitive interface, but with a little getting used to it is OK.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS OpsWorks

  • Getting up and running with OpsWorks is a very technical and potentially time-consuming process. You need to know the ins and outs of Chef/Puppet if you really want to get into it and there isn't a convenient way to test out the environment locally so debugging can be time-consuming.
  • To take advantage of some of the newer AWS instance types you need to be running on a VPC, which again is a pain if you don't have a DevOps team.
  • The error logs and monitoring metrics in OpsWorks are pretty basic and haven't changed much over the years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Config

General

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

Starting Price

AWS OpsWorks

General

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

Starting Price

Performance

AWS Config

AWS Config 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS OpsWorks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Config

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

AWS OpsWorks

AWS OpsWorks 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Unless you pay for a pricey support package getting support on OpsWorks will be pretty slow. Documentation is also relatively limited and sometimes hard to follow when compared to competitors. Generally, we've been able to get the answers we need from OpsWorks support when we run into problems but don't expect rapid responses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Config

I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS OpsWorks

OpsWorks is an orchestration tool, basically you use it to specify the state you want your network to be in by specifying the state you want each resource (server instances, applications, storage) in which you want that resource to be. And specify the state in which you want each resource.The evaluated competitors have other benefits that in our case did not provide as many benefits as OpsWorks.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Config

  • A "Big Fish" company that is more concerned about the security of their data came aboard with us more easily since they trust us with the AWS config setup
  • Less time to debug or finding out issue on infrastructure whenever it happens
  • Easy and fast to roll back whenever changes that caused issues happen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

AWS OpsWorks

  • OpsWorks has allowed some of our more simple application stacks to be implemented quickly and effectively. Whilst it is difficult to put actual numbers on it, it meant we could hit the ground running before tackling the more complex world of Cloudformation/Terraform to manage parts of our infrastructure.
Andrew Raines | TrustRadius Reviewer

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