Amazon Route 53 vs Google Cloud DNS comparison

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We performed a comparison between Amazon Route 53 and Google Cloud DNS based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"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.""The initial setup is good and straightforward.""The most valuable feature is that it works very well.""The scalability is the most valuable feature."

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"The tool is well integrated. We don’t need the interface of another provider. The product helps me manage my domain and write in Google Cloud.""The scalability is good."

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"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.""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 solution should include more robust and secure services for hardening sites.""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.""There are no detailed logs, and they should implement that in the solution."

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"The UI is tricky to understand for people who have not worked with DNS records. People with little to no experience with DNS records can find it hard to understand. For example, you need to know the hallmarks to input records since they need to be matched in a specific format.""It needs to provide better integration."

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  • "The pricing depends on usage and is moderate."
  • "The price of Amazon Route 53 is reasonable."
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  • "I am not sure about the pricing. However, I can give you a rough estimate which is like ten cents per month per zone."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 solution effectively monitors the health of resources and provides good identity access management.
    Top Answer:The solution should include more robust and secure services for hardening sites. Amazon is a public cloud with a very rich set of security features. But, in some cases we find difficulties such as… more »
    Top Answer:The scalability is good.
    Top Answer:I don't deal with licensing. I can't speak to the exact costs.
    Top Answer:We have been trying recently to route our services via our VMs. However, we can't use that VMs at this point. We had to use internal IDs. It needs to provide better integration. We'd like to have… more »
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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.

    Google Cloud DNS is a scalable, reliable and managed authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) service running on the same infrastructure as Google. It has low latency, high availability and is a cost-effective way to make your applications and services available to your users. Cloud DNS translates requests for domain names like into IP addresses like Cloud DNS is programmable. You can easily publish and manage millions of DNS zones and records using our simple user interface, command-line interface or API.

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    Sample Customers
    Hess, Expedia, Kelloggs, Philips, HyperTrack
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Educational Organization7%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Media Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Amazon Route 53 is ranked 5th in Managed DNS with 5 reviews while Google Cloud DNS is ranked 9th in Managed DNS with 2 reviews. Amazon Route 53 is rated 8.4, while Google Cloud DNS is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon Route 53 writes "Effective for processing domain registrations and configuring load balancers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud DNS writes "A reliable and stable product for public and private domains ". Amazon Route 53 is most compared with Azure DNS, Cloudflare DNS, Akamai Edge DNS, Cisco Umbrella and Neustar UltraDNS, whereas Google Cloud DNS is most compared with Quad9, Cloudflare DNS, Azure DNS, Cisco Umbrella and Neustar UltraDNS.

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