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"The stability is magnificent, it's spectacular.""It is highly available and on-demand. So, you can scale up and scale down whenever required.""Newly introduced features advance capabilities.""The performance of AWS is excellent.""Technical support is quite helpful.""AWS is easy to manage.""The solution has good speed. It's very fast.""The product is reliable and quite stable."

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"The security is the most valuable feature, in particular, the way I can give different access to different areas to different people, so you can really fine-tune access for different users."

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"The technical support can take longer than expected sometimes. They could improve on this.""Some services which were easy to use through shortcuts are now more complicated to use.""The setup of the solution is not so easy, it requires various skills to complete it. The whole implementation can take a month.""One thing that Azure offers that I think is good is Migrate appliance. So, Azure has a migrate appliance that allows you to run against workloads to determine the cost, preparedness, and scalability. I haven't found a similar feature in AWS. That kind of service would be great on AWS too if you could point it to the data center.""In terms of improvement, they should try to give more emphasis to the VoIP system.""They should have a better big data stack.""The technical support package for free trial users should be built on and improved.""There is a bit of a learning curve. That said, it's likely no different than learning any other cloud."

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"The user interface for the systems that you build can use some improvement because as it is now, you have to do a lot of HTML and CSS to make it look modern."

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  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
  • "AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced."
  • "Amazon AWS is really cost-effective."
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  • "This product has really good value, as it doesn't have a per-user cost, there's a flat fee."
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    Knack helps non-programmers easily build beautiful, data-driven web apps. Data can be imported from spreadsheets and converted to an online database. Tools like search, forms, and tables are used to build web apps that work with the data. Apps can be published to any site and adapt to the surrounding design. Multiple versions can be published to different sites and for different audiences. Developers can extend these apps with a RESTful API, custom CSS, and JS event handlers.

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    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Government6%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS)
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Amazon, Linode and others in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS). Updated: June 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 172 reviews while Knack is ranked 15th in Rapid Application Development Software with 1 review. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Knack is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Knack writes "Flexible and granular security options, good filtering, and the pricing model is cost-effective". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, SAP Cloud Platform, OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Knack is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerApps, Caspio and AppSheet.

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