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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Device Farm

This is the best solution I have found to trail run software before it is deployed across a large number of users and a large variety of device types. We have Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS devices. Android alone has a ton of OSs. This helps save time and test functionality across the board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Search

Incredibly robust software for an enterprise organization to plug into their application. If you have a full development resource team at your disposal, this is great software and I highly recommend it. Largely, however, you won't be able to use this prior to the enterprise level. It's just too complicated and cumbersome of a product.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Device Farm

  • 100% compatibility with the installed user base. No simulation, but real results.
  • Integration with Jenkins and other CI/CD tools.
  • A considerable amount of device types available. Again, real devices in the cloud!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Search

  • Azure Search provides a fully-managed service for loading, indexing, and querying content.
  • Azure Search has an easy C# SDK that allows you to implement loading and retrieving data from the service very easy. Any developer with some Microsoft experience should feel immediate familiarity.
  • Azure Search has a robust set of abilities around slicing and presenting the data during a search, such as narrowing by geospatial data and providing an auto-complete capabilities via "Suggesters".
  • Azure Search has one-of-a-kind "Cognitive Search" capabilities that enable running AI algorithms over data to enrich it before it is stored into the service. For example, one could automatically do a sentiment analysis when ingesting the data and store that as one of the searchable fields on the content.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Device Farm

  • Cost and price is always a concern
  • Can be a bit clunky for the staff using the service.
  • Sometimes, misses issues with iOS devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Search

  • It's an enterprise level product so you need to have the budget for it.
  • Challenging-to-impossible for a non-technical administrator to implement.
  • It further locks you into Microsoft's ecosystem and doesn't play well with non-Microsoft software. Depending on your point of view, this can be a pro or a con.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Device Farm

AWS Device Farm 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The users have no issue. The IT staff have learned to work with the software with the help of AWS support. I find it very effective. Could it be easier? Of course. That doesn't mean this isn't a great solution. I would recommend it to anyone based on usability. Overall, it is easy enough to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Search

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Support Rating

AWS Device Farm

AWS Device Farm 10.0
Based on 3 answers
We had the enterprise support with AWS, so overall support experience was good with great engineers on the back providing answers. As you may know, overall AWS support is different and this is not different. Responses through the regular web support channel came easily, fast and accurate. We had questions/issues which were solved fast. Documentation is good as well, especially around the test automation pieces.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Search

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Alternatives Considered

AWS Device Farm

This is the only solution I have used from device farming. From that perspective, I would purchase it again. I think this is a great solution for a large, diverse organization looking to mass deploy and manage software and devices. We selected this software because we have had great luck with other AWS services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Search

As I've mentioned, the biggest competitor to Azure Search is actually Azure SQL Database. It doesn't have as many features, but it's more economical and most .Net applications will have one already. As long as you can arrive at a schema and ranking strategy, it's a "good enough" solution.There are a variety of search technologies (Lucene, Solr, Elasticsearch) that implement a search service. Some of them are even open source, though I would only say "free" if you do not value your time. They most likely need to be hosted via Container (or VM if you're old school), so you're incurring DevOps costs to not only set them up but monitor and maintain them yourself.
If you're already on AWS, there is almost no reason to use Azure Search. Unless you're already multi-cloud, desperately need the cognitive abilities, and don't mind a potential performance hit from looking across datacenters (hey, it could happen), you should probably just use Amazon CloudSearch.
Erik Ralston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Device Farm

  • Reduced the amount we spent on physical devices by > 90%.
  • Enabled real CI integration even when running E2E test scripts using mobile phones.
  • Helped us to improve overall App stability and rating - fewer crashes (80% to 99% of sessions crashless) and 75% rating increases on apps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Search

  • Our internal market research illustrates that users are finding their desired information faster on account of autosuggest.
  • Time spent on checkout page (for conversions) is significantly decreased.
  • Clicks required on checkout page (for conversions) is significantly decreased.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Device Farm

General

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

AWS Device Farm Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay-As-You-Go$0.171
Unlimited Testing$250.002
Private Devices$200.002
Pay as You Go - Desktop Browsers$0.0053
  1. per device minute
  2. per month
  3. per instance minute
Additional Pricing Details

Azure Search

General

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

Azure Search Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$0.1011
Standard S1$0.3361
Standard S2$1.3441
Standard S3$2.6881
  1. Per Hour
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