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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core provides a good solution for IoT services required for IoT application development and for IoT startup companies. AWS IoT platform provides special packages for IoT startups, helps them in lowering costs, and caters to all their educational and training needs. AWS IoT platform is integrated with powerful AI and ML analytics so IoT startups can focus more on device development and less on backend solutions. I don't see any scenario where the IoT Core would be less appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Catalyst by Zoho

I would recommend the Catalyst to anybody who wants to shift to the serverless platform. Without the worry of provisioning bare metal servers, configuring them, deploying apps on them, regularly maintaining them Zoho Catalyst allows your developers to focus just on the development part. Although the Catalyst function offers just two runtime languages (Java and Node.js) most of the applications are built on this framework, and hence, Catalyst floats to be a very useful platform. Zoho Catalyst certainly would be less appropriate if your applications/functions are built on other programming languages.
Darshil S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Internet of Things

AWS IoT Core
8.5
Catalyst by Zoho
IoT Device Management
AWS IoT Core
8.5
Catalyst by Zoho
Device Security
AWS IoT Core
9.0
Catalyst by Zoho
IoT Data Management
AWS IoT Core
8.0
Catalyst by Zoho
IoT Analytics
AWS IoT Core
8.8
Catalyst by Zoho
IoT Integration
AWS IoT Core
8.0
Catalyst by Zoho

Pros

AWS IoT Core

  • Makes it easy to use other Amazon services like Lambda and S3
  • Regular updates bring new features to the platform
  • It is exceptionally well documented
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Catalyst by Zoho

  • Data processing: ETL jobs, migration activities.
  • Building Serverless web applications: Including database connection, backend logic, web application (front-end), and deployment.
  • Execute functions and microservices: Scheduled and trigger based tasks.
Darshil S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS IoT Core

  • At very early stages it might be difficult to understand the AWS IoT console.
  • It takes time to understand the concepts.
Jay Momaya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Catalyst by Zoho

  • I have faced timeout issues mostly with the nested functions, there should be a way to increase timeout since there could be certain use-cases where the function might have to run beyond the timeout period.
  • Catalyst offers just two programming languages to develop server-side functions (Java and node.js), Catalyst's competitors support a wider set of programming languages for function development.
  • The initial cold start can be time-consuming, this hampers the initial performance. This can take several hundred milliseconds and impacts performance for the calls.
Darshil S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use. That's the main goal and this nails it. From the user perspective, this is as intuitive as you would expect from an Amazon product. Easily connect and host without a bunch of training and hand-holding. Change management is always part of the process but this was about as smooth as I have seen.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Catalyst by Zoho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Of course it saves our company resources and time and to the tedious job of sending our device data to Cloud server. Lots of devices communicate with Cloud using the single tool AWS IoT.
prabhakar srivastava | TrustRadius Reviewer

Catalyst by Zoho

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core is faster, easier, cheaper, and enjoyed by our employees more than Microsoft Azure. We selected AWS IoT because we saw an advertisement for it and have used it ever since. We will continue to use it as long as it is around or until we find one that is better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Catalyst by Zoho

I have a good amount of experience using the Zoho Catalyst alternatives, Zoho alternatives boldly stacks against all of them because of the wide range of features that it offers. It has got built-in capabilities for OCR, Datastore, file store, ability to design workflows, create and manage functions for business-critical tasks, cron jobs, support for serverless APIs, and much more at a very competitive price than its competitors. It offers more complete sets of features than its peers at a highly competitive price.
Darshil S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS IoT Core

  • AWS IoT Core has lowered the cost of device development and data management.
  • Data analytics have become easy with power AI and ML algorithms.
  • Overall, the platform is highly secure so data security is not an issue now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Catalyst by Zoho

  • Quicker turnaround times for software development: Since all the heavy lifting of managing servers is not required with Catalyst's 100% serverless platform
  • Smaller team sizes, allowing us to optimize the resources.
  • Simpler and robust software architectures because of the high reliability and resiliency of Catalyst.
Darshil S | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AWS IoT Core

General

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

AWS IoT Core Editions & Modules

Edition
Connectivity$0.081
Messaging$1.002
Rules Engine$0.153
  1. Per Million Minutes
  2. Per Million Messages
  3. Per Million Actions
Additional Pricing Details

Catalyst by Zoho

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
$0*

* projects/month

Catalyst by Zoho Editions & Modules

Edition
Light Usage$01
Heavy Usage$101
  1. projects/month
Additional Pricing Details
Additional usage fee is charged based on the number of credits used. For detailed information, visit our pricing page.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS IoT Core
8.5
Catalyst by Zoho
9.0

Usability

AWS IoT Core
9.0
Catalyst by Zoho

Support Rating

AWS IoT Core
8.2
Catalyst by Zoho

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