AWS OpsWorks vs. Tanium

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS OpsWorks
Score 4.5 out of 10
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AWS OpsWorks is a configuration management service that provides managed instances of Chef and Puppet.N/A
Tanium
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Tanium, headquartered in Emeryville, provides two solution packages: Unified Endpoint Management and Unified Endpoint Security. The vendor states this approach reduces complexity, improves efficiency and closes the gaps between operations and security. Tanium can also be delivered as a service from the vendor.N/A
Pricing
AWS OpsWorksTanium
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
AWS OpsWorksTanium
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
AWS OpsWorksTanium
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Where you already have some Chef recipes to build your application boxes and are happy to run directly on VMs, OpsWorks really shines. It won't do anything too complex for you, so it only really works well for simple stacks (load balancers, application layers, database layers). If you want to do more complex infrastructure, Cloudformation or Terraform are probably worth looking at.
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Tanium
Tanium is well suited for organizations where enterprise infrastructure has great significance and needs to be properly managed as well as protected. Most organizations depend upon their infrastructure to sustain so Tanium can be a boon for them to sustain in this competitive market. However, Tanium is less appropriate for the traditional offices that don't have or have a less online presence.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • connect between serveral AWS services (EC2, RDS, ELB)
  • easy configuration management deployment via Chef
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Tanium
  • It's recognize threat and offering easily.
  • Helps in security management and installing patches.
  • Tanium offers endpoint data precisely, merges many teams and processes effectively.
  • It's protect from all kinds of malicious threat and help you to achieve your task.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Getting up and running with OpsWorks is a very technical and potentially time-consuming process. You need to know the ins and outs of Chef/Puppet if you really want to get into it and there isn't a convenient way to test out the environment locally so debugging can be time-consuming.
  • To take advantage of some of the newer AWS instance types you need to be running on a VPC, which again is a pain if you don't have a DevOps team.
  • The error logs and monitoring metrics in OpsWorks are pretty basic and haven't changed much over the years.
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Tanium
  • One issue is its ring topology, as the data is stored in central hubs and pushed through its peer nodes. If the central hub fails, then the associated node will also result in failure.
  • Another problem is that all Tanium management is on premises requiring the customer to maintain it. If we want ask any help from Tanium support we always get a response like "you are maintaining it yourselves and it's your responsibility.
  • The Tanium User Interface could be improved a bit as, although the tool is rich in performance, a more impressive UI might really attract new customers.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Unless you pay for a pricey support package getting support on OpsWorks will be pretty slow. Documentation is also relatively limited and sometimes hard to follow when compared to competitors. Generally, we've been able to get the answers we need from OpsWorks support when we run into problems but don't expect rapid responses.
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Tanium
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
OpsWorks isn't really a direct competitor to Terraform/Cloudformation, but it does allow you to do some of the more simple things on offer quite quickly and effectively. Opsworks was used for this reason, along with existing internal knowledge of Chef. Along with some of the other services on offer from AWS, it is good to use as a stepping stone along the way when building your systems - or perhaps it would be entirely suitable for a fairly simple project.
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Tanium
Tanium is always my first choice, so much excellent feedback online from genuine users, easy to use in any system environment, and value for money, so many good things about Tanium stacks up against all the other competitors in the market. Tanium is one of the most reliable and trusted risk and compliance management software.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • very quick way of creating new infrastructure
  • low maintenance costs
  • easy to create high availability setups thus reducing costs
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Tanium
  • Enhanced security.
  • Increase in customer trust.
  • Overall increase in company revenue.
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