267 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
540 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Salesforce Lightning Platform are tied in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

8.3

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

83%
8.3

Salesforce Lightning Platform

83%
AWS Elastic Beanstalk ranks higher in 6/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

9.3
93%
18 Ratings
7.8
78%
35 Ratings

Scalability

8.9
89%
29 Ratings
8.4
84%
33 Ratings

Platform management overhead

8.9
89%
28 Ratings
8.0
80%
29 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

8.9
89%
23 Ratings
8.3
83%
31 Ratings

Platform access control

7.3
73%
28 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

6.8
68%
28 Ratings
7.6
76%
33 Ratings

Development environment creation

8.6
86%
28 Ratings
8.5
85%
29 Ratings

Development environment replication

8.3
83%
29 Ratings
8.5
85%
27 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

7.6
76%
28 Ratings
8.3
83%
30 Ratings

Issue recovery

8.5
85%
26 Ratings
8.0
80%
28 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

7.9
79%
27 Ratings
8.6
86%
32 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Salesforce Lightning Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

80%
29 Ratings
8.3

Salesforce Lightning Platform

83%
35 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.9

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

79%
2 Ratings

Salesforce Lightning Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.7

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

77%
9 Ratings
5.5

Salesforce Lightning Platform

55%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

80%
24 Ratings
8.1

Salesforce Lightning Platform

81%
30 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

70%
4 Ratings

Salesforce Lightning Platform

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is well suited for [the] rapid development of applications that use standard compute platforms based on popular programming languages. So getting a Go, Python, Ruby, or Node.js app going in AWS Elastic Beanstalk will be easy. For non-standard applications, containers provide another option for using AWS Elastic Beanstalk. In either case, AWS Elastic Beanstalk is well suited for applications that are [self-contained]. AWS Elastic Beanstalk is also good for development or test environments that need a built-in deployment method.AWS Elastic Beanstalk is less appropriate for complex applications that rely on multiple AWS services. While deploying and running the base code might be easy to get going, it may be difficult to apply permissions and integrations with the other services.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform

We use Salesforce Lightning Platform in everyday business as sales coordinators. By using this tool, we are able to send new requests to clients and communicate regarding pending proposals in real-time. This also tool holds many of our client accounts where we are able to monitor their sales and revenue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk was easy to implement, we only had to insert the application code to have it up and running in a few minutes. This helps us to launch company campaigns for different areas such as marketing, commercial and human resources.
  • It has a fast learning curve, since the training material of the platform is public on the manufacturer's portal, furthermore it is easy to interact and intuitive for developers.
  • The productivity of the equipment is optimized since they are not worrying about preparing the platform or infrastructure, they only have to attend to what is required by the application and its operation and this maintenance.
  • The indicators and metrics that it has, ensure that the application cannot be saturated and have a performance problem, with AWS Elastic Beanstalk the application can scale resources when needed automatically.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform

  • Reporting and Dashboards are thorough and can show a wealth of important data to inform and scale processes. It's helpful in a high volume sales cycle to be able to quickly identify weak points in performance and productivity so that adjustments can be made.
  • Highly customizable. We are able to customize just about everything which allows us to track very specific things and in theory create better efficiency.
  • Parent/Child account hierarchy exists which is helpful.
  • Contact records can be associated with multiple accounts and opportunities. This, in theory, should minimize duplicates and mismanagement of contacts.
  • Console helps a lot with data nesting. Having a fairly comprehensive look at an account without searching through various tabs and sections speeds up an otherwise cumbersome platform.
Rhiannon Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • 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.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform

  • Can be cumbersome: takes multiple clicks to get where you need to go
  • Lightning is slower than original Salesforce, and it is very noticeable
  • The UI change means sometimes I can't find what I need, so I have to switch back to the Classic version to find it
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

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform

General

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

Starting Price

$25 Per User Per Month

Salesforce Lightning Platform Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$25.001
Plus$100.001
  1. Per User Per Month
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

Salesforce Lightning Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform

Salesforce Lightning Platform 5.5
Based on 2 answers
This builds off a number of things I have already mentioned. This question completely depends on the competence of the developer. This makes the user friendliness of the UI 50/50. However if you have the ability I would say it is quite UI friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform

Salesforce Lightning Platform 8.1
Based on 30 answers
Salesforce's support is top-notch. They have subject-matter experts that are accessible at all times to address needs as they come up. They let you know in advance when there are system updates and enhancements so that you are prepared for upcoming changes. I've never had an issue that wasn't addressed immediately when reaching out for support.
Shanna Kostopulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform

We were previously using an older version prior to it becoming Salesforce Lightning Platform so we were well adverse on the advantages of using a CRM, to begin with. It made sense to convert to Salesforce Lightning Platform after we were given a free trial of the platform. Certain reps were chosen to experiment with it and from there a decision was made to move forward. We've been customers ever since.
Simon Vargas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Greatly reduced time in setting up and deploying test environments has saved a lot of hours and money.
  • Near-zero maintenance means that we don't spend any time tending to servers, the app containers just work.
  • The initial learning curve is a little steep to get services hosted in Elastic Beanstalk talking to external services like Redis, MongoDB, etc; but once one understands the pattern, development is a breeze.
  • The command line interface has enabled us to build many utility scripts that simplify our development workflow, thereby saving time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce Lightning Platform

  • Better visibility of Accounts and Contacts interactions makes it easier to maintain during employee transitions.
  • Tracking of current jobs and relating them to past jobs is very useful.
  • More efficient use of Sales Reps time.
  • Sales Managers have good visibility into how their people are working.
Joseph Lemos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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