Amazon's Giant Beanstalk
January 30, 2018

Amazon's Giant Beanstalk

Bill Artinger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

We use Beanstalk across our entire organization. It has tremendously helped us stay current, scale to necessary size, and deploy web based content and applications. Being cloud based is a huge bonus, due to its always-on nature and failsafes pout in place to ensure the safety, reliability and availability of our content and data. It has been instrumental.
  • Cost effective
  • Scalable and reliable
  • LOADS of features
  • AWS as a whole can be intimidating, or hard to learn
  • Additional complexities are added at times due to nature of AWS/Cloud
  • Easy to use cost estimators and hard-stop tools make it easy to manage the budget and keep your intended ROI in sight.
  • AWS easy to understand billing gives you further insight into your application space's overall cost and productivity.
Scenario where Beanstalk would be well suited is when a developer wants to push multiple versions or updates to an application - with its lightening fast configuration and deployment options. There is also a host of automation tools in place to assist. AWS Beanstalk would be less useful (or where it falls short) is if you make frequent changes and have stored old versions - there's a limit for that, that some may not know about until they hit it.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
Platform management overhead
Workflow engine capability
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Upgrades and platform fixes