AWS Config vs. AWS SaaS Boost

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Config
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Amazon Web Services offers AWS Config, a service that provides monitoring and assessment of AWS resource configurations to support compliance auditing, change management and troubleshooting, with resource histories and comparison of historical configurations against planned configurations.N/A
AWS SaaS Boost
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
AWS SaaS Boost is an open source reference environment that helps Independent Software Vendor (ISVs) accelerate their move to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). From small specialized software businesses to large global solution providers, AWS SaaS Boost aims to helps users accelerate moving applications to AWS with minimal modifications. Users can build, provision, and manage a SaaS environment with greater confidence based on AWS best practices and proven patterns from hundreds of successful…N/A
Pricing
AWS ConfigAWS SaaS Boost
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS ConfigAWS SaaS Boost
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded, the number of active AWS Config rule evaluations and the number of conformance pack evaluations in your account. A configuration item is a record of the configuration state of a resource in your AWS account. An AWS Config rule evaluation is a compliance state evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule in your AWS account, and a conformance pack evaluation is the evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule within the conformance pack.
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User Ratings
AWS ConfigAWS SaaS Boost
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS ConfigAWS SaaS Boost
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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.
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Amazon AWS
AWS SaaS Boost provides us with effective visualization capabilities of data. It also enables us integrate with a number of software but with some limitations. It has wonderful data merging capabilities .Boost's code is customizable enabling us modify it to meet our environmental requirements when needed. To use it well, one has to have high coding skills and should be familiar with AWS entanglements.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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
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Amazon AWS
  • Easy delivery of solutions to SaaS models.
  • consolidation of data
  • Open source
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • It's only AWS, no third party.
  • Not the most intuitive interface, but with a little getting used to it is OK.
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Amazon AWS
  • limited integration
  • One has to be at home with AWS complexities to effectively use it
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Performance
Amazon AWS
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.
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Amazon AWS
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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.
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Amazon AWS
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Enforcing audit requirements
  • Easy to set up alerting when there are rule breaches
  • Auto remediation reduces the manual policing of such breaches
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Amazon AWS
  • Supports app transformations to SaaS, minimizing development work
  • Reduces time for development and experimenting, enabling faster delivery of software to our clients.
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