Amazon Route 53 vs DNS Made Easy: What are the differences?
What is Amazon Route 53? A highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.
What is DNS Made Easy? DNS performance, reliability, and security have never been easier. DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy is currently ranked the fastest provider for 8 consecutive months and the most reliable provider.
Amazon Route 53 and DNS Made Easy can be primarily classified as "DNS Management" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon Route 53 are:
- Highly Available and Reliable – Route 53 is built using AWS’s highly available and reliable infrastructure. The distributed nature of our DNS servers helps ensure a consistent ability to route your end users to your application. Route 53 is designed to provide the level of dependability required by important applications. Amazon Route 53 is backed by the Amazon Route 53 Service Level Agreement.
- Scalable – Route 53 is designed to automatically scale to handle very large query volumes without any intervention from you.
- Designed for use with other Amazon Web Services – Route 53 is designed to work well with other AWS features and offerings. You can use Route 53 to map domain names to your Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3 buckets, Amazon CloudFront distributions, and other AWS resources. By using the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service with Route 53, you get fine grained control over who can update your DNS data. You can use Route 53 to map your zone apex (example.com versus www.example.com) to your Elastic Load Balancing instance or Amazon S3 website bucket using a feature called Alias record.
On the other hand, DNS Made Easy provides the following key features:
- 100% Uptime Guaranteed
- Fastest DNS Speeds
- DNS Failover
"High-availability" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon Route 53 over the competitors, whereas "Speed" was stated as the key factor in picking DNS Made Easy.
Airbnb, Medium, and Pinterest are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Route 53, whereas DNS Made Easy is used by Teleport, Nuuvem, and Uvinum. Amazon Route 53 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1419 company stacks & 482 developers stacks; compared to DNS Made Easy, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.