AWS Elastic Beanstalk

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Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I have used App Engine on Google Cloud Platform and App Service on Microsoft Azure. Both offer similar capabilities to AWS Elastic Beanstalk. App Engine has the nice ability to scale to 0 instances when the application has not been in use for some time. This allows for substantial cost savings for dev, test, and even infrequently used production environments compared to AWS Elastic Beanstalk where environments are expected to run 24x7 regardless of load[,] and stopping or pausing an environment can prove to be difficult. I've only been using App Service for a short period of time as of this writing and can't offer a deep comparison [...] to AWS Elastic Beanstalk. However, I do appreciate AWS Elastic Beanstalk's ease of use in most cases compared to my App Service experience so far.
Score 6 out of 10
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AWS EB positioned itself ahead of its competitors for the flexibility of being as a service and being part of AWS, for the functional part it presented a better automation, maintenance control and flexibility to scale the capabilities of the application.
The convergence to operate with Chef or Jenkins instances is super simple and the AWS API simply works very well.
sandeep singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
AWS Elastic Beanstalk is very easy to manage & has a very fast deployment process. We used AWS Elastic Beanstalk because of its managed service.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The AWS platform provides a great deal of configurability that is abstracted and provided very well through AWS Elastic Beanstalk. This is the main reason for choosing Elastic Beanstalk over competing services. Another reason for selecting AWS Beanstalk was vendor compatibility, and the fact that our current infrastructure is running mostly on AWS services.
Score 8 out of 10
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As it supports end to end flow of application deployment and not a part of any individual process like other AWS products, AWS Elastic Beanstalk can be a game changer in cloud industry.
Score 8 out of 10
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They're all very competitive. We found when we evaluated that AWS EB had the widest selection of services, and was quite competitive in capacity, scale, pricing and services. Our organization was also quite familiar with it, which possibly also influenced our decision.
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a great option for an organization that's already invested in the AWS ecosystem. The greater the number of complementary features needed by the application (e.g. integrating with Amazon's Elastic Load Balancer, databases, etc), the greater the reward from leveraging Elastic Beanstalk. In our experience, Elastic Beanstalk is cheaper than other services like Heroku. It's on-par with offerings from Azure and Google Cloud; the use case there is driven by buy-in around AWS.
Rahul Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Honestly, I haven't tried any other alternative products. As already mentioned, I am already heavily invested in AWS, so EBS was a natural choice for me. In other reviews, I have found, AWS is better than its competitors. There are more flavors, and options in AWS, better security, better models. Why go someplace else, when what you have serves you better.
Philip Cottray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We now default to Amazon ECS, due to flexibility this gives us with how workloads scale, and more network flexibility as many of our workloads are internal / external facing. We selected Elastic Beanstalk at beginning of our containerization phase, which suited our needs whereby we wanted an 'out of the box' type experience from a CloudOps perspective.
Parikshith Malalur Jagadeesh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Heroku is another similar product which we had tried out to deploy one of the NodeJs project and it has lot of developer friendly features as well. Though Heroku is more expensive than Beanstalk is what I found. Heroku also has some restrictions which can affect the architecture design , needs adherence to 12 factor methodology. These made us choose Beanstalk as an alternative to Heroku.
January 24, 2018

Scalable EBS

Score 10 out of 10
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I selected these solutions because they are the closest to being able to set up separate server or VM instances. As far as performance and scalability, Heroku does offer an autoscale option, but the base cost to have the autoscale in place, sets Heroku behind EBS. Digital Ocean and Rackspace are reliable and are good solutions, but without an on-demand autoscale, the cost would be too much.
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Elastic Beanstalk has a quite a few competitors and most of them do a fair job but Elastic Beanstalk wins hands-down because of the AWS product ecosystem that has got you covered for everything you will need. In fact Heroku is even easier to use but Elastic Beanstalk simply wins because of their large customer base and their product offerings that covers everything one will ever need for their applications.
Score 8 out of 10
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I selected AWS Elastic Beanstalk mainly because we have been using AWS services for our company. Using AWS Elastic Beanstalk is relatively easier than starting to use a completely new cloud platform. But we are also reviewing Google App Engine, and found out Elastic Beanstalk has more services to integrate with other services on AWS.
Score 8 out of 10
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk is equivalent to Google App Engine in terms of product. I selected AWS Elastic Beanstalk because it was within the stack we were using, and it made sense for us given the other architecture.
Score 8 out of 10
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Azure currently doesn't have a solution that's similar to this but you can do a lot of the features with several of the components that Microsoft Azure offers. AWS Elastic Beanstalk exists in that niche market where if you have an existing solution, this is a great way to move & scale your solution.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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AWS is much more focused on scalability, but Heroku was much easier to get things up and running as a beginner. For simple hosting, I would stick to something like Heroku or Netlify. That said, Elastic Beanstalk is meant for more performant functions requiring large scaling and I would definitely consider it for this type of task.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Lightsail
I enjoyed that Lightsail was so simple to provision and access via the in-browser SSH terminal, but ultimately Elastic Beanstalk is a more robust offering that interfaces seamlessly with more of AWS's other services. Elastic Beanstalk is also better equipped to automate management tasks, such as monitoring, application version deployment, and log file access.
April 19, 2016

AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Score 9 out of 10
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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.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Platform-as-a-Service (11)
83%
8.3
Ease of building user interfaces (20)
91%
9.1
Scalability (30)
87%
8.7
Platform management overhead (29)
83%
8.3
Workflow engine capability (25)
86%
8.6
Platform access control (29)
76%
7.6
Services-enabled integration (30)
73%
7.3
Development environment creation (29)
87%
8.7
Development environment replication (30)
88%
8.8
Issue monitoring and notification (29)
79%
7.9
Issue recovery (27)
83%
8.3
Upgrades and platform fixes (28)
84%
8.4

What is AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

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).

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is designed for deploying and scaling web applications and services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker on familiar servers such as Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS.

Developers can simply upload their code and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment, from capacity provisioning, load balancing, and auto-scaling to application health monitoring. At the same time, users retain full control over the AWS resources powering their application and can access the underlying resources at any time.

There is no additional charge for Elastic Beanstalk - pay only for the AWS resources needed to store and run applications.

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk Pricing

Starting Price: $35

More Pricing Information

SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
No Charge$0Users pay for AWS resources (e.g. EC2, S3 buckets, etc.) used to store and run the application.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

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).

How much does AWS Elastic Beanstalk cost?

AWS Elastic Beanstalk starts at $35.

What is AWS Elastic Beanstalk's best feature?

Reviewers rate Ease of building user interfaces highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

The most common users of AWS Elastic Beanstalk are from Small Businesses and the Computer Software industry.