The perfect PaaS tool if you are already using AWS
September 03, 2019

The perfect PaaS tool if you are already using AWS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is used by our company in certain departments for experimental purpose. We are still trying to evaluate its performance. The problem AWS Elastic Beanstalk is solving for us now is the PaaS. We need a platform that can provide the capacity of spinning up a website without managing any of the infrastructures like servers or databases.
  • It is fully automatic. You just upload your codes and EB will take care of the rest.
  • It's well integrated with other AWS services like build pipeline.
  • Good technical support from the documentation.
  • Troubleshooting can be a pain. You cannot see where it was wrong exactly when you encounter errors.
  • It can be touchy sometimes. You need to be very careful about what you have done and keep records on it.
  • Mainly the two above.
  • It saves our company's budget by cutting down the cost of maintaining infrastructure cost.
  • It expedites our developing cycle.
  • We do not have to worry about scalability.
It is a great tool to manage your applications. You just need to write the codes, and after that with one click, your app will be online and accessible from the internet. That is a huge help for people who do not know about infrastructure or do not want to spend money on maintaining infrastructure.
The support is very good. You get the thorough documentation from the Amazon Web Services website. It is very easy to learn and implement. You can have a quick demo in less than ten minutes. Even for people who do not know about infrastructure, it is very easy to get up and running.
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.
If you are developers who just want to write code and do not want to implement all the infrastructure to make your apps up and run, you should think about AWS Elastic Beanstalk. It is a very powerful platform as a service product owned by AWS that can help you host your codes. You do not have to worry about the maintenance of infrastructure.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
9
Scalability
10
Platform management overhead
10
Workflow engine capability
10
Platform access control
10
Services-enabled integration
10
Development environment creation
10
Development environment replication
10
Issue monitoring and notification
9
Issue recovery
9
Upgrades and platform fixes
9