AWS Elastic Beanstalk vs. IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
AWS Elastic Beanstalk is the platform-as-a-service offering provided by Amazon and designed to leverage AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
$35
per month
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
The IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service provides the Managed Istio installation add on, designed to provide additonal control over clusters and the microservices they comprise via automatic updates and lifecycle management of control plane components, and integration with platform logging and monitoring tools.N/A
Pricing
AWS Elastic BeanstalkIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Editions & Modules
No Charge
$0
Users pay for AWS resources (e.g. EC2, S3 buckets, etc.) used to store and run the application.
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS Elastic BeanstalkIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
AWS Elastic BeanstalkIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9.7
28 Ratings
17% above category average
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
8.0
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Ease of building user interfaces10.018 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Scalability9.928 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Platform management overhead9.827 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Workflow engine capability9.622 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Platform access control9.427 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Services-enabled integration9.827 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Development environment creation9.627 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Development environment replication9.628 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification9.327 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Issue recovery9.625 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes9.526 Ratings7.25 Ratings
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AWS Elastic BeanstalkIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Small Businesses
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda
Score 8.8 out of 10
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
IBM Cloud Private
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS Elastic BeanstalkIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(28 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.7
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(12 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS Elastic BeanstalkIBM Cloud Managed Istio
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
Clearly, the [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] tool is very useful when you have multiple services and each service is connecting with other services through APIs in different networks. To manage this type of complex network, [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] is very useful. It comes with a license that can increase the billing of your project so make sure if your application network mesh, monitoring cannot be managed on your own then you can use it. If your application is not very complex then you have many tools available like Grafana, Prometheus, Sumo Logic, which you can integrate individually with your cluster and implement. In this type of scenario, it is better to not use [IBM Cloud Managed Istio] and it will serve your purpose as well.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Layers transparently onto existing applications
  • Allows control of access and rules to be developed
  • Creates metrics for usage
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Limited to the frameworks and configurations that AWS supports. There is no native way to use Elastic Beanstalk to deploy a Go application behind Nginx, for example.
  • It's not always clear what's changed on an underlying system when AWS updates an EB stack; the new version is announced, but AWS does not say what specifically changed in the underlying configuration. This can have unintended consequences and result in additional work in order to figure out what changes were made.
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IBM
  • Some more functionalities added could improve it better.
  • Better technical user guidance.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
Training and usage support available
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
- 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.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
We also use Heroku and it is a great platform for smaller projects and light Node.js services, but we have found that in terms of cost, the Elastic Beanstalk option is more affordable for the projects that we undertake. The fact that it sits inside of the greater AWS Cloud offering also compels us to use it, since integration is simpler. We have also evaluated Microsoft Azure and gave up trying to get an extremely basic implementation up and running after a few days of struggling with its mediocre user interface and constant issues with documentation being outdated. The authentication model is also badly broken and trying to manage resources is a pain. One cannot compare Azure with anything that Amazon has created in the cloud space since Azure really isn't a mature platform and we are always left wanting when we have to interface with it.
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IBM
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • till now we had not Calculated ROI as the project is still evolving and we had to keep on changing the environment implementation
  • it meets our purpose of quick deployment as compared to on-premises deployment
  • till now we look good as we also controlled our expenses which increased suddenly in the middle of deployment activity
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IBM
  • It reduced the complexity of network mesh (ingress/egress services).
  • One tool with many solutions. No need to integrate monitoring tools or notification tools.
  • It reduced the number of lines of YAML code.
  • It reduced the number of labor hours.
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