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"It is flexible. It is quite comfortable to use for organizations.""You can build and release applications quickly with AWS instead of waiting for months to get the necessary hardware. That's the real benefit. The time-to-market for developing applications is much shorter.""The payment structure is very good.""It is easy to use.""The most valuable features are load balancers, databases, and S3 buckets.""Easy to access and secure, two important features.""The services that we are using have frequent updates, at least twice a year. They provide a new version that has more capabilities or features that fit our process and procedures.""The solution has good speed. It's very fast."

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"The most valuable aspect of the solution is the unit coordination between sales and marketing when it comes to lead management.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""Salesforce is a phenomenal application. It's very diverse.""The stability has been great.""The keyword search helps me in finding stuff quickly. So, I don't have to click around a lot.""We used it for providing a 360 view of the customers from within Salesforce. So, a lot of data got presented there, for which we used Einstein Analytics. The Einstein Analytics dashboards were really great.""Salesforce's strongest feature is reporting especially. It's also a lot more usable than other platforms I've worked with. It has a great user experience, with the ability to filter and access information in real-time.""I'm not sure what the most valuable aspect of the solution is, but I can say that their finance and auditing systems are quite impressive. You can audit in different invoices right to procurement. It's all quite seamless."

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Cons
"The pricing could be a bit high at times. It's something they could improve upon.""Amazon still has room for improvement in terms of being more mature on the monitoring side and in terms of the native capabilities. Amazon should get their services portfolio stronger on OEM-based workloads such as Microsoft and Oracle. There are a lot of areas that still do not have offerings, so there is room to grow. I would be happy if they bring more maturity to the monitoring capabilities and SaaS offerings. They are strong on Infrastructure as a Service, but they are not mature on SaaS.""Some services which were easy to use through shortcuts are now more complicated to use.""The solution could improve by being more secure.""Setup is somewhat complex.""The price could be better. Support for data analytics could be better. I don't see much support for data analytics. They have a lot of support in Azure, but I don't see a lot of innovation on the data analytics side in AWS.""They're really good on the business computing side, but there are other services where they can do really well. They can improve the data analytics platform and the data warehousing platform.""I have been using Amazon AWS for approximately one year."

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"Although the platform is already set up for you, there's a lot of customization that needs to be done, especially for any new component we start using. For whatever solution we wanted, we had to think for ourselves and design it all on our own. And, unfortunately, there were some components that were not really mature in the beginning, like Tableau for example.""When we're documenting information such as notes, and so forth, if we were to go back to the same case all notes go missing.""There is always room for improvement. It can be hard to learn, but when you have somebody who is experienced in this, it is like anything else. It is like Excel, you'll never know everything about Excel, but there's somebody who would possibly know. I'm sure I don't know all of the ins and outs of Salesforce.""Pricing is the biggest factor. The cost right now is too high and I've had a lot of clients leave.""It does need very specific resources to help deploy it and buy in from the users. It's one of those items it's pretty disruptive and if it's not deployed properly and if it doesn't get utilized efficiently, it won't be effective.""If you have resellers or distributors, you just need to figure out a way to set up the system in the backend. Since every company is different, it takes a little bit of time to figure that out.""There's a learning curve. It was a bit hard to understand the logical way of working with it, just at the beginning.""Salesforce is incredibly slow. It was difficult to run live sales calls and leveraging Salesforce at the same time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "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."
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  • "The licensing is per user per month, which we took out a contract on a long time back. It's really an okay price for what solutions are available and for how many features and what kind of functionality you get."
  • "The solution is a bit expensive."
  • "It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis."
  • "It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I have heard that it is fairly priced. It offers ROI."
  • "It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "It is expensive."
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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.

    The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 152 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 41 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Makes it easy to keep up with everything, close pending deals, and keep things organized". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, ServiceNow, Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Appian. See our Amazon AWS vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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