AWS Elastic Beanstalk makes deployment and scaling easy
February 15, 2018

AWS Elastic Beanstalk makes deployment and scaling easy

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

Overall Satisfaction with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I used Elastic Beanstalk for my social networking application, Pindigo. It is a Node application I built it in my free time that serves a user base of roughly 2k users. Elastic Beanstalk allowed me to deploy my application with little configuration and effort.
  • Auto-scaling
  • Load-balancing
  • Provisioning
  • I wish the storage configuration was a little more intuitive. It would be nice to get up and running without having to learn about S3 first.
  • Interface isn't as streamlined or intuitive as it probably could be.
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk had a net positive impact on my ROI because I was only charged for the resources I used.
  • 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.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Elastic Beanstalk is perfect for getting an application deployed with little effort. It is less suitable for applications that do not require load balancing or auto-scaling. An AWS EC2 or Lightsail instance would be more appropriate for such needs.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Feature Ratings

Platform management overhead
Workflow engine capability
Not Rated
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Not Rated
Upgrades and platform fixes