Best Notification Service for AWS.
September 15, 2020

Best Notification Service for AWS.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)

Amazon SNS is used to communicate simple notifications across different scenarios, using emails and SMS. It addresses the problem of notifying different states for example in cloud instances, so we don't need to check each one manually. Also, it is very easy to integrate into your workflow, as it communicates fluently with other AWS Services.
  • Simple
  • Easy
  • Good Integration
  • Hard to debug
  • Email format
  • Weak dashboard
  • Proprietary API
  • Minimum manual revision
  • SMS to automate sign up
  • Less work to developers
The main reason we chose Amazon SNS is for easy integration with all the workflows in AWS. The other alternatives can be (and really are) best in specific points, but the main strength of SNS is that is one service of AWS, so we don't need to complicate things in our developments.
AWS Service is always excellent. You have tons of information to learn how to use every service, and SNS is no exception.
In general, the usability is simple and great. Nevertheless, there are some things that should be noted. First of all, the API is proprietary so you need to invest some time in it. Secondly, you need some time to learn how to use and connect everything, but once you know how it works, it's simple.

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Amazon SNS is suitable for every application, but you need to have in mind that the notifications you create should be useful for the receiver. I mean, you can create thousands of notifications, but if the reader is overwhelmed, none of them will be useful. So you need to measure the average volume that a person is ready to solve.