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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Elastic Beanstalk is a great fit for a product that's already open to using Amazon Web Services, but has a team that does not want to work with environment setup. Furthermore, it's really only a fit for situations where the configuration needed from the team fits within a stack that Elastic Beanstalk offers. Even if you're interested in using one of the stacks they do support, you have more ability to modify configurations if you're handling all the setup and configuration on your own.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is well suited for SaaS models.
Bhaskara Rudraraju | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.3
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Ease of building user interfaces
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4
IBM Cloud Private
7.7
Scalability
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9.3
IBM Cloud Private
7.5
Platform management overhead
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.4
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Workflow engine capability
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.1
IBM Cloud Private
7.3
Platform access control
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Services-enabled integration
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9.0
IBM Cloud Private
7.9
Development environment creation
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.3
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Development environment replication
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4
IBM Cloud Private
7.6
Issue monitoring and notification
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.8
IBM Cloud Private
6.4
Issue recovery
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.1
IBM Cloud Private
7.3
Upgrades and platform fixes
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.5
IBM Cloud Private
8.2

Pros

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Extremely easy to get set up and get apps deployed.
  • Integrates really well with existing build processes and is manageable through a suite of CLI tools.
  • It is very easy to scale up.
  • The documentation is exceptionally detailed and covers a very wide range of deployment scenarios.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

  • On-Demand Capacity
  • Easy to use UI
  • Faster VM provisioning for rapid deployments
  • Support for newest technologies such as Kubernetes
Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Difficult to understand. No matter how cute and easy the AWS videos sound, I find it difficult to understand. There are just too many configurations.
  • EBS is free, but you pay for the resources. Problem is, I end up using more resources, thus paying more.
  • They could work on their logging system a bit more. I would love more dashboard metrics in logging, and an easier way to look at logs.
  • An option to make the default URL more friendly. I am forced now to use Route 53 to get a more friendly DNS name, but would have loved if they would have provided a better name to begin with. There are long random strings which could go away.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

  • The UI was a little confusing at first after the shift from BlueMix.
  • There could be better support and examples for deploying SOAP services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 6.6
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 Private

No score
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Usability

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.6
Based on 10 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 Private

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.7
Based on 12 answers
Based on the support contract you have purchased from AWS, support for Elastic Beanstalk can be very good. We have Enterprise-level support and have AWS architects on-call to help us out with any issues. There is a great deal of support material for Elastic Beanstalk apart from that as well, from forums to support groups on various communication channels. With this help, we were able to resolve any issues we had with Elastic Beanstalk very quickly.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk 7.0
Based on 2 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 Private

No score
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Alternatives Considered

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

The other main competitor that I have used would probably be Heroku. While Heroku is incredibly simple and easy to get a sample web app online, its dashboard and product connectivity didn't feel quite as seamless as AWS Elastic Beanstalk. AWS Elastic Beanstalk has a higher up front cost to learn and deploy, but its ability to scale and grow and be transparent afterwards is really its selling point. Heroku felt expensive, and I never really knew what I was getting from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

Blue Box is more user-friendly and better meets organizational needs.
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • 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
Sandeep Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Private

  • The IBM Cloud Private option will definitely provide a valuable ROI as we move forward with application modernization.
  • ICP will help move our company forward and enable the company transition into a hybrid cloud environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

General

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

IBM Cloud Private

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8.4
IBM Cloud Private
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6.6
IBM Cloud Private

Usability

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.6
IBM Cloud Private

Support Rating

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.7
IBM Cloud Private

Implementation Rating

AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7.0
IBM Cloud Private

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