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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

8.4

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

84%
7.9

IBM Cloud Foundry

79%
AWS Elastic Beanstalk ranks higher in 8/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

9.6
96%
19 Ratings
7.3
73%
10 Ratings

Scalability

9.2
92%
30 Ratings
8.9
89%
21 Ratings

Platform management overhead

9.0
90%
29 Ratings
8.8
88%
12 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

8.6
86%
24 Ratings
7.8
78%
17 Ratings

Platform access control

7.4
74%
29 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Services-enabled integration

7.5
75%
29 Ratings
7.8
78%
20 Ratings

Development environment creation

8.7
87%
29 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Development environment replication

8.5
85%
30 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

7.6
76%
29 Ratings
5.0
50%
8 Ratings

Issue recovery

8.4
84%
27 Ratings
8.0
80%
17 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

7.9
79%
28 Ratings
8.1
81%
19 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • IBM Cloud Foundry is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

85%
30 Ratings
8.9

IBM Cloud Foundry

89%
29 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.9

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

79%
2 Ratings
7.0

IBM Cloud Foundry

70%
1 Rating

Usability

7.7

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

77%
9 Ratings

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

80%
24 Ratings

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

70%
4 Ratings

IBM Cloud Foundry

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I have been using AWS Elastic Beanstalk for more than 5 years, and it has made our life so easy and hassle-free. Here are some scenarios where it excels -
  • I have been using different AWS services like EC2, S3, Cloudfront, Serverless, etc. And Elastic Beanstalk makes our lives easier by tieing each service together and making the deployment a smooth process.
  • N number of integrations with different CI/CD pipelines make this most engineer's favourite service.
  • Scalability & Security comes with the service, which makes it the absolute perfect product for your business.
Personally, I haven't found any situations where it's not appropriate for the use cases it can be used. The pricing is also very cost-effective.
Partha Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

As it is an open-source platform as a service, it is very easy to operate, scale, and deploy regardless of what programming language and framework it's written in. However, it could be improved in terms of scalability. There should be proper documentation for easier and clearer understanding to make the process smooth.
Amir Yaqoob | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Getting a project set up using the console or CLI is easy compared to other [computing] platforms.
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk supports a variety of programming languages so teams can experiment with different frameworks but still use the same compute platform for rapid prototyping.
  • Common application architectures can be referenced as patterns during project [setup].
  • Multiple environments can be deployed for an application giving more flexibility for experimentation.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Simplicity - the command line tool provided can get you up and running within minutes.
  • Resourceful - IBM Cloud Foundry is built on top of the open source Cloud Foundry technology, so any resources you find online about Cloud Foundry generally can be applied.
  • Feature rich - provides all the necessary features for a cloud based platform, such as auto-scaling, 0 downtime deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • By having it as software as a service, we do not have all the government of the information to which the application codes are uploaded.
  • It requires the intervention of an administrator for its management, even the routine maintenance of the platform is not very automated and requires the intervention of operating personnel.
  • Its ecosystem and integration with third party software is not yet enriched, it is complex to manage if the AWS EB application is required to be integrated with another service in order to operate.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Need: VISUALIZATION CAPABILITIES! Particularly with the Conversation Service.
  • Need: Annotation capabilities for dialog nodes in Conversation Service.
  • Need: Search/querying capabilities in Conversation Service
  • Need: Clearer documentation of the S2T service. I had to use a third party website for an understanding of how to use this.
River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

General

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

Starting Price

$35 per month

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Editions & Modules

Edition
No Charge$01
  1. Users pay for AWS resources (e.g. EC2, S3 buckets, etc.) used to store and run the application.
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Foundry

General

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

Starting Price

$0.07 Per GBH

IBM Cloud Foundry Editions & Modules

Edition
Community Runtimes$0.071
  1. Per GBH
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.9
Based on 2 answers
As our technology grows, it makes more sense to individually provision each server rather than have it done via beanstalk. There are several reasons to do so, which I cannot explain without further diving into the architecture itself, but I can tell you this. With automation, you also loose the flexibility to morph the system for your specific needs. So if you expect that in future you need more customization to your deployment process, then there is a good chance that you might try to do things individually rather than use an automation like beanstalk.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

IBM Cloud Foundry 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.7
Based on 9 answers
It is a great tool to manage your applications. You just need to write the codes, and after that with one click, your app will be online and accessible from the internet. That is a huge help for people who do not know about infrastructure or do not want to spend money on maintaining infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 8.0
Based on 24 answers
As I described earlier it has been really cost effective and really easy for fellow developers who don't want to waste weeks and weeks into learning and manually deploying stuff which basically takes month to create and go live with the Minimal viable product (MVP). With AWS Beanstalk within a week a developer can go live with the Minimal viable product easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.0
Based on 4 answers
- Do as many experiments as you can before you commit on using beanstalk or other AWS features.- Keep future state in mind. Think through what comes next, and if that is technically possible to do so.- Always factor in cost in terms of scaling.- We learned a valuable lesson when we wanted to go multi-region, because then we realized many things needs to change in code. So if you plan on using this a lot, factor multiple regions.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk handles better in server autoscaling, load balancers,networking infrastructure for databases.It also helps in creating all of the architecture needed to run our apps and services.[AWS] Elastic Beanstalk also handles all of the provisioning, scaling, and implementation of the application stack unlike other competitors without a fuss.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

CF is what we initially went with to establish a development pipeline and start our cloud journey, now we are expanding this and although we are now pulling in many other tools and functions around CF, it is not being replaced. It stands out as having a key place working ‘with’ git, Kubernetes, IBM cloud etc, not against or segregated from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Elastic Beanstalk removes countless hours from development team responsibility, freeing up those resources to instead focus on building the products that our customers want to use.
  • As a business that is already embedded into using EC2 instances, it's essentially free to leverage the work that AWS performs on configuring the Elastic Beanstalk stacks.
  • With Elastic Beanstalk, while there is still a responsibility to ensure that applications can work with updated underlying dependencies, it's much easier when AWS handled the heavy lifting of updating the stacks.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • IBM Bluemix is mainly a foundation enabler at this stage, although our business plan does look promising.
  • The low cost of development on Bluemix for a start-up like us is so helpful......we had no spare cash for this project besides what we could save or borrow at first, and that wasn't much. We are still trying to attract venture capital to cover the main Cordova Coding effort plus the launch "Cash Burn".
  • Features like push notifications, mobile-back end, and world-beating security help us to sell our SaaS products/services.
  • The pure (usually!) functionality of IBM products and services is very rewarding to work with.They are so insightful and thoughtful, to say naught of clever!
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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