Scale your business with AWS
April 27, 2016

Scale your business with AWS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Web Services

We are using AWS S3 for image storage, SNS for push notifications and SQS for background jobs. It is used in the engineering department only. We use S3 for all of our images on our website and iOS applications, SNS for iOS push notification management, and SNS for background jobs for timed mailers.
  • Checking for enabled device tokens on SNS
  • Uploading images on S3 - easy to use
  • Setting up background jobs with SQS - easy setup
  • Resizing images upon upload - should be a built-in feature
  • Automatically making images public by default
  • Disconnect between SNS and Apple - constantly disabling device tokens
  • Speed of website - additional users, longer sessions
  • Faster loading of images on iOS application and web
  • Tailored push notifications and integration using elasticsearch
Heroku is extremely unreliable and does not even come close to Amazon's capabilities. AWS has a well known reputation for being reliable for a number of different services. As your company scales, it is known to be the go to in order to provide the reliability needed to grow as a business.
I only have experience using Amazon Web Services for image uploading, background jobs and push notifications so I can only speak to those - it makes it very easy to keep everything under the same umbrella (console).

Amazon Web Services Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Pre-configured templates
Monitoring tools
Pre-defined machine images
Operating system support
Security controls