AWS Elastic Beanstalk vs Engine Yard Cloud

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk vs Engine Yard Cloud: What are the differences?

What is AWS Elastic Beanstalk? Quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud. Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.

What is Engine Yard Cloud? Deploy and scale Rails applications in the cloud. The Engine Yard Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a product family that leverages open source technologies to orchestrate and automate the configuration, deployment and management of applications on multiple infrastructures.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Engine Yard Cloud belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by AWS Elastic Beanstalk are:

  • Elastic Beanstalk is built using familiar software stacks such as the Apache HTTP Server for Node.js, PHP and Python, Passenger for Ruby, IIS 7.5 for .NET, and Apache Tomcat for Java
  • There is no additional charge for Elastic Beanstalk - you pay only for the AWS resources needed to store and run your applications.
  • Easy to begin – Elastic Beanstalk is a quick and simple way to deploy your application to AWS. You simply use the AWS Management Console, Git deployment, or an integrated development environment (IDE) such as Eclipse or Visual Studio to upload your application

On the other hand, Engine Yard Cloud provides the following key features:

  • Dedicated, secure, commercial-grade platform that increases agility
  • Focus on your code - not on operations or platform maintenance
  • Scale cloud applications and infrastructure rapidly

"Integrates with other aws services" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS Elastic Beanstalk over the competitors, whereas "Great customer support" was stated as the key factor in picking Engine Yard Cloud.

According to the StackShare community, AWS Elastic Beanstalk has a broader approval, being mentioned in 374 company stacks & 118 developers stacks; compared to Engine Yard Cloud, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Pros of AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Pros of Engine Yard Cloud
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    Integrates with other aws services
  • 65
    Simple deployment
  • 44
    Fast
  • 28
    Painless
  • 16
    Free
  • 3
    Independend app container
  • 3
    Well-documented
  • 2
    Ability to be customized
  • 2
    Postgres hosting
  • 6
    Great customer support
  • 1
    Simple deployment

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Cons of AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Cons of Engine Yard Cloud
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    Charges appear automatically after exceeding free quota
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    Lots of moving parts and config
  • 0
    Slow deployments
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    What is AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

    Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.

    What is Engine Yard Cloud?

    The Engine Yard Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a product family that leverages open source technologies to orchestrate and automate the configuration, deployment and management of applications on multiple infrastructures.

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