AWS Elastic Beanstalk vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS)

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS): 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 Pivotal Web Services (PWS)? Deploy, Update and Scale Applications On-Demand. Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Pivotal Web Services (PWS) 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, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) provides the following key features:

  • Marketplace for 3rd party services
  • Cloud Foundry Support
  • Easy Deployment
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Pros of AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Pros of Pivotal Web Services (PWS)
  • 77
    Integrates with other aws services
  • 65
    Simple deployment
  • 44
    Fast
  • 28
    Painless
  • 16
    Free
  • 3
    Independend app container
  • 3
    Well-documented
  • 2
    Postgres hosting
  • 2
    Ability to be customized
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    Cons of AWS Elastic Beanstalk
    Cons of Pivotal Web Services (PWS)
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      Charges appear automatically after exceeding free quota
    • 1
      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 Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?

      Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.

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