Amazon Route 53 vs Azure DNS comparison

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Executive Summary
Updated on Mar 6, 2024

We compared Azure DNS and Amazon Route 53 based on our user's reviews in several parameters.

Azure DNS is praised for its reliability, scalability, and ease of use, with excellent customer service and a favorable ROI. On the other hand, Amazon Route 53 is noted for its excellent DNS management capabilities, performance, integration with AWS, and comprehensive monitoring tools. Users appreciate the competitive pricing structures of both services, but suggest improvements in areas such as uptime, interface simplicity, and documentation.

Features: Azure DNS differentiates itself from Amazon Route 53 with its ease of use, seamless integration with other Azure services, and competitive pricing. On the other hand, Amazon Route 53 offers excellent DNS management capabilities, comprehensive monitoring and alerting tools, and reliable performance.

Pricing and ROI: The setup cost of Azure DNS and Amazon Route 53 differ in their pricing structure and setup simplicity. Azure DNS is highly regarded for its cost-effectiveness and hassle-free setup process, while Amazon Route 53 offers flexible pricing options and a straightforward setup cost., Azure DNS has favorable ROI with cost-effectiveness, efficiency, increased productivity, decreased downtime, and improved performance. Users appreciate easy setup and management. Amazon Route 53 offers positive ROI with reliability, efficiency, and value as a DNS service, as reported by users.

Room for Improvement: Azure DNS users have highlighted areas for improvement in reliability, uptime, and a more user-friendly management interface. They also desire more comprehensive documentation and a simplified pricing structure. On the other hand, Amazon Route 53 could enhance resolving latency issues, user interface, documentation, integration with other AWS services, and advanced features like traffic routing options.

Deployment and customer support: The reviews for Azure DNS and Amazon Route 53 indicate that the duration required for establishing a new tech solution can vary. Some users of Azure DNS spent three months on deployment and an additional week on setup, while for Amazon Route 53, there were mixed reviews with some users taking three months for deployment and an additional week for setup, and others completing both within a week., Azure DNS customer service has been highly praised, with prompt and efficient assistance. Users appreciate the knowledgeable and responsive support staff. Amazon Route 53 also has positive feedback, with prompt and helpful assistance from their support team. Users appreciate their expertise and ability to provide reliable solutions.

The summary above is based on 35 interviews we conducted recently with Azure DNS and Amazon Route 53 users. To access the review's full transcripts, download our report.

To learn more, read our detailed Amazon Route 53 vs. Azure DNS Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution offers you the flexibility to control configuration rules.""The solution effectively monitors the health of resources and provides good identity access management.""Using Amazon Route 53 is located in a central place in Amazon AWS which makes it easier to manage every DNS entry in one place. You are able to manage your public and private DNS from there. We can create rules based on weight and globalization is impressive.""We use Amazon Route 53 for dynamic naming and routing policy.""The most valuable feature is that it works very well.""Technical support from Amazon is very good...Overall, the product is stable.""The initial setup is good and straightforward.""The most valuable features of the solution are the DNS, routing, and traffic features."

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"Integration with other Azure services is good.""The speed of the queries is valuable.""The tool is easy to manage and use.""The most valuable feature of Azure DNS is it works automatically after configuration. Additionally, the solution is secure.""The solution allows you to host DNS service without using Azure's servers.""The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is a stable product.""From a security perspective, Microsoft is much better than other cloud providers.""Can be configured to achieve a hundred percent reliability"

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"The solution’s pricing and technical support could be improved.""The multiple routing policies present in the product have certain shortcomings where improvements are required.""Route 53 would be better if it had the ability to handle multiple requests at the same time because we have a lot of users. I would like that to be optimized in the next version.""Supporting DNS check is one feature missing in the solution.""When we are looking at the model registry, it may be not clear sometimes. For example, if you use a single grid model and group or registry, it has a different SDK in the pilot. And it may be not so comfortable to use both of them because it is two different places for keeping things in order.""The product’s security and disaster recovery features need enhancement.""It may not always be easy to integrate with on-premise infrastructure, especially with the complexity of the resolver and other factors involved. Improvements could be made to enhance the ability to integrate seamlessly.""The solution’s pricing could be reduced."

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"I would like to see more security features and protection.""The pricing can be more competitive.""There are some issues with the solution's performance where improvements are needed.""The solution should provide better pricing.""The technical support can be more knowledgeable.""Azure DNS could improve by having more updates.""I would like to see more integration with other platforms, improved stability, enhanced security, and better pricing because there is always room for improvement.""The CDN integration could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing depends on usage and is moderate."
  • "The price of Amazon Route 53 is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution could be a little bit lower compared to Google DNS, which has more features than Amazon."
  • "We pay per use."
  • "Amazon Route 53 is not an expensive solution."
  • "The price of the product is perfectly fine in my opinion."
  • "Amazon Route 53 is an expensive solution."
  • "Amazon Route 53 is not that expensive."
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  • "The solution payment model is based on how many users use it. This is not an expensive solution, but it can depend on how long we use it. However, if the price was decreased it would be helpful."
  • "We have an enterprise license agreement with Microsoft. Their pricing is competitive. I would rate it a three and a half out of five."
  • "The solution itself is free but you need to pay for the Microsoft Azure infrastructure and host your domains in Azure to use it."
  • "The solution's price is reasonable."
  • "The price is low and it's a reasonable price for that product."
  • "Azure DNS is a cheap solution, and I rate it a two out of ten for pricing."
  • "We use the tool's free version."
  • "To use Azure DNS, I need to buy the license meant for Windows Server."
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    Top Answer:Azure DNS is a hosting service of DNS domains. It has excellent operating time and performance, resulting in fast resolution. We like the ability to view everything in the Azure portal - this makes… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the solution are the DNS, routing, and traffic features.
    Top Answer:The solution’s pricing could be reduced.
    Top Answer:The tool is easy to manage and use.
    Top Answer:The web interface to manage the solution must be made easier. The tool must provide seamless integration between DHCP and IP address management platforms.
    Top Answer:We use the solution for domains. We manage the name servers using the tool.
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    Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating names like into the numeric IP addresses like that computers use to connect to each other. Amazon Route 53 is fully compliant with IPv6 as well.

    Azure DNS is a hosting service for DNS domains, providing name resolution using Microsoft Azure infrastructure. By hosting your domains in Azure, you can manage your DNS records using the same credentials, APIs, tools, and billing as your other Azure services.

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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company43%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Engineering Company14%
    Educational Organization21%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Pharma/Biotech Company7%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise41%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Amazon Route 53 vs. Azure DNS
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon Route 53 vs. Azure DNS and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Amazon Route 53 is ranked 3rd in Managed DNS with 19 reviews while Azure DNS is ranked 2nd in Managed DNS with 31 reviews. Amazon Route 53 is rated 8.6, while Azure DNS is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon Route 53 writes "Provides clear documentation, easy to understand, simplifies management and efficiently handles our domain-related configurations and DNS records". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure DNS writes "Offers good performance and helps its users with disaster recovery". Amazon Route 53 is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Google Cloud DNS, Cisco Umbrella, Akamai Edge DNS and Neustar UltraDNS, whereas Azure DNS is most compared with Cloudflare DNS, Cisco Umbrella, Infoblox DDI, Google Cloud DNS and Quad9. See our Amazon Route 53 vs. Azure DNS report.

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