|Getting started and developer experience|
Time to "hello world"
Reviewed by 3+ independent developers
Ratings were given based on the average amount of time it takes to sign up to a new account and publish the first message.
4 / 5
5 = <30 min
3 / 5
5 = <30 min
Demos / Tutorials
A selection of online demos and tutorials so you can test and see the code in action.Explore Ably's tutorials for our pub/sub messaging platform
Reviewed by 3+ independent developersExplore Ably's documentation for our pub/sub messaging platform
4 / 5
Getting started guides4 / 5
Information architecture and developer journey4 / 5
API reference documentation4 / 5
Readability, design and navigation5 / 5
Quality of code5 / 5
Breadth and quality of tutorials2 / 5
"The Amazon documentation is comprehensive and, unlike many other products, clearly states what you can use Amazon SNS for. Several pages are dedicated to explaining in detail how FIFO topics (which provide superior quality of service) work. Overall, the developer guide might not deserve its name since it’s mostly a product guide. Its primary focus is on explaining things conceptually and performing operations in the AWS console. There’s a limited number of code snippets embedded in the dev guide, and only in a couple of languages. Fortunately, the API documentation is very detailed, although it’s inconsistently presented across languages, and you won’t always find code snippets in your language of choice. The official tutorials are poor, only cover some basics, and focus almost entirely on the AWS console."
2.33 / 5
Getting started guides2 / 5
Information architecture and developer journey2 / 5
API reference documentation1 / 5
Readability, design and navigation4 / 5
Quality of code3 / 5
Breadth and quality of tutorials2 / 5
“tenefit.cloud documentation is schematic and not informative. It gives you a very quick overview of the solution and some other lightweight details on usage. There are no technical details about how tenefit.cloud works, nothing about the quality of service, reconnections, conflation, deltas, or any of the features mentioned on the product page. There’s no API reference to consume because tenefit.cloud uses SSE APIs in the browser rather than provide proprietary APIs. At least the docs are designed in a readable way, and the nav is intuitive. However, with almost no getting started guides, seldom code snippets, only a couple of simplistic tutorials, and no depth in general, tenefit.cloud documentation is opaque and insufficient for developers.“
Dashboard or dev console
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4 / 5
Ease of use3 / 5
Stats and reports4 / 5
Functionality5 / 5
"Getting started with the SNS console as a new user can be a confusing and slightly painful experience (unless you look at the documentation in parallel). That’s because the website itself is clunky and not very easy to navigate. On the other hand, the console allows you to configure your pipeline down to the smallest details, so it’s hard to wrap up all the existing features in an easy to use package. The reporting available is good, but there’s always room for improvement. Analytics on message origin would be beneficial."
2.67 / 5
Ease of use5 / 5
Stats and reports1 / 5
Functionality2 / 5
“tenefit.cloud has a simplistic console, which allows you to connect to Kafka topics and map them to front end URLs that clients can subscribe to. It is easy to use since there are only a few actions you can perform. The UI is simple and unpolished. The functionality is limited, and there is practically no reporting available, no way to do debugging, and not even an advanced setting.“
Note: Only official SDKs were taken into account.Explore Ably's 25+ SDKs for our pub/sub messaging platform
tenefit.cloud has no proprietary client SDKs or APIs
Reviewed by 3+ independent developers
3.75 / 5
API consistency across SDKs4 / 5
Well structured4 / 5
Intuitive4 / 5
Simple3 / 5
"The API has a good naming convention, which makes it intuitive. Syntactically, the API structure is mostly uniform across different programming languages. The extensive API reference is an invaluable resource for getting started with Amazon SNS. It’s not the most straightforward service to use - for example, the opt-in process for e-mail and SMS notifications is cumbersome, and there aren’t enough debugging options."
1 / 5
API consistency across SDKs1 / 5
Well structured1 / 5
Intuitive1 / 5
Simple1 / 5
“tenefit.cloud does not provide any proprietary APIs. It uses the W3C standard SSE APIs available in the browser, so there is nothing to rate.“
|"Hello world" code example|
Pub/Sub is a design pattern that lets any number of publishers (producers) push messages to channels (also known as topics). Multiple subscribers (consumers) can subscribe to a channel to consume published messages.Explore Ably's pub/sub messaging implementation
tenefit.cloud allows clients to subscribe to Kafka topics to consume messages via a pub/sub paradigm. However, client apps cannot publish messages to Kafka.
A message queue is a form of asynchronous service-to-service communication. Messages are stored on a queue until they are processed. Note that each message is only consumed by one subscriber (consumer).Explore Ably's message queues implementation
Amazon SNS integrates with Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) in order to offer traditional message queue functionality. However, Amazon SNS does not provide message queues by itself.
Presence enables you to track the online and offline status of devices and end-users in real time and to store their state. Essential for chat apps and multiplayer games.Explore Ably's presence implementation
Message history provides a means to retrieve previously published messages. For this to be possible, message data must be stored (persisted) somewhere.Explore Ably's message history implementation
Connection state recovery (stream resume)
In the case of unreliable network conditions, clients may suddenly disconnect.Connection state recovery ensures that when they reconnect, the data stream resumes exactly where it left off.Explore Ably' s connection state recovery implementation
Guaranteed message ordering
Ordering ensures that messages are delivered to consumers in the same order that producers publish them.Explore Ably' s guaranteed message ordering implementation
Amazon SNS guarantees message ordering via FIFO topics. However, ordering is only guaranteed when sending messages to Amazon SQS FIFO queues.
Exactly-once is a system-wide data integrity guarantee that ensures each message is delivered to consumers exactly-once.Explore Ably' s idempotent publishing implementation
Amazon SNS guarantees exactly-once semantics via FIFO topics. However, it only supports exactly-once when sending messages to Amazon SQS FIFO queues.
Message delta compression
Message delta compression enables you to only send the changes from the previous message to subscribers each time there’s an update, instead of the entire message. Useful for use cases where there is a significant degree of similarity between successive messages.Explore Ably' s message delta compression implementation
Native push notifications
Native push notifications can be used to deliver messages even when clients are offline. Useful for geolocation updates or news alerts.Explore Ably's push notifications implementation
Webhooks provide a mechanism to get messages and other types of events (such as clients entering or leaving channels) pushed to your servers over HTTP.Explore Ably's webhooks implementation
A serverless function is essentially an isolated, single-purpose piece of code that is only executed when it’ triggered by an event. For example, you can use serverless functions to send a welcome message to clients when they become present on chat channels.
Note that serverless functions are usually fully managed by cloud vendors.Explore Ably's serverless functions implementation
Can only invoke AWS Lambda Functions. Amazon SNS does not support other serverless platforms, such as Azure Functions or Google Cloud Functions.
Which popular services & systems are Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud integrated with?Explore Ably's library of integrations
Known limits and constraints
Find out practical limits, such as the maximum message size, or the maximum number of concurrent connections.Explore the practical limits of the Ably pub/sub messaging platform
Default quota of 20 SMS messages per second, and 10 email messages per second.
Maximum message size
Maximum number of topics
Default quota of 100.000 standard topics/account and 1.000 FIFO topics/account
Maximum number of subscriptions
Default quota of 12.500.000 subscriptions / standard topic and 100 subscriptions / FIFO topic
|Supported development platforms, languages, open protocols and cloud models|
Development platforms & operating systems
Which popular development platforms and operating systems do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud support via official SDKs?Explore the development platforms supported by Ably
Which popular programming languages do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud support via offical SDKs?Explore the programming languages supported by Ably
Which popular open protocols do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud support?Explore the open protocols supported by Ably
Which popular cloud models do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud support?
|Global and reliable edge service|
Edge messaging network with latency-based routing
Latency-based routing ensures that clients are always routed to the nearest datacenter and point of presence.Explore Ably's routing mechanism that mitigates network and DNS issues
Multi-region data replication (message durability)
Multi-region data replication (storage) protects against single points of failure and ensures message data durability.Learn how Ably ensures message durability
Here’s what the most common SLAs amount to in terms of downtime over a calendar year:
99.999% SLA = 5m 15s downtime per year
99.99% SLA = 52m 35s downtime per year
99.95% SLA = 4h 22m 58s downtime per year
99.9% SLA = 8h 45m 56s downtime per year
99% SLA = 3d 15h 39m 29s downtime per year
Quality of Service
What QoS guarantees do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud provide natively?Explore Ably's availability and uptime guarantees for our pub/sub messaging platform
API key authentication
The simplest way to authenticate. Involves using private API keys that you can usually create and edit via a dashboard. Recommended to be used server-side, as private API keys shouldn’t be shared with untrusted parties.Explore Ably's implementation of API key authentication
Which popular token-based authentication mechanisms do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud support?
Note that token-based authentication is usually the recommended strategy on the client-side as it provides more fine-grained access control and limits the risk of credentials being compromised.Explore Ably's implementation of token-based authentication
Configurable rules and permissions
Which types of configurable rules and permissions do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud support?Explore Ably's configurable rules and permissions
Which types of message encryption do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud support?Explore Ably's message encryption mechanisms
Which formal certifications are Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud compliant with?Explore Ably's security and compliance for our pub/sub messaging platform
|Pricing & Support|
What do the free packages offered by Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud consist of?Explore Ably's free package for our pub/sub messaging platform
Each month, Amazon SNS offers the following for free, but only for Standard topics:
- 1 million requests per month
- 100 SMS notifications (sent to US phone numbers)
-1.000 Email/JSON notifications
- 100.000 HTTP/s notifications
Note: with the exception of SMS messages, each 64KB chunk of delivered data is billed as 1 delivery. For example, a single notification with a 256KB payload is billed as four deliveries.
There doesn’t seem to be a free package.
How are the Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud pricing models calculated?Explore Ably's pricing model for our pub/sub messaging platform
Amazon SNS pricing is usage-based.
Once you deplete the free tier usage, the pricing is:
- $0.50 per million Amazon SNS requests
- $0.50 per million mobile push notifications
- $2 per 100.000 email/JSON notifications
- $0.60 per million HTTP/s notifications
Pricing is calculated based on the number of published messages, the number of subscribed messages, and payload data:
- publish requests are $0.30 per 1 million and $0.017 per GB of payload data
- subscription messages are $0.01 per 1 million and $0.001 per GB of payload data
Data transfer out of Amazon SNS is also charged. Pricing varies depending on the volume of data. For example, the first 1 GB per month is free, while the next 9.999 TB costs $0.09 per GB.
Note that we have used US East (Ohio) as a reference point, but the pricing values differ across regions.
What benefits do the Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud enterprise packages offer?Explore Ably's enterprise package for our pub/sub messaging platform
There is no Amazon SNS-specific enterprise package.
Reviewed by 3+ independent developersExplore Ably's community support channel for our pub/sub messaging platform
4 / 5
Presence on multiple channels4 / 5
Size and activity4 / 5
“The global AWS community is present on a multitude of platforms, ranging from Stack Overflow and GitHub to Medium, Discourse, and even Reddit. Of course, the SNS community is significantly smaller in size, but objectively speaking, still pretty big. To be more specific, there seem to be a lot of people interested in the product. If you look at the AWS SNS forum, you can see that some of the threads have even 20.000 or 30.000 views. Unfortunately, there seem to be a lot of questions without an answer. You can find some cool stuff on GitHub, such as an extended client library for Java that enables you to publish messages bigger than 256 KB.“
1 / 5
Presence on multiple channels1 / 5
Size and activity1 / 5
“tenefit.cloud doesn’t seem to have a community. There aren’t any forums. There’s no Stack Overflow presence, no community-made libraries. There’s only a couple of repos on GitHub, but that’s about it.”
What types of support options and response times do Amazon SNS and tenefit.cloud offer?Explore Ably's support options for our pub/sub messaging platform
General support options
Email, support ticket, phone, technical documentation, community support (e.g. forums or Stack Overflow).
Amazon offers an enterprise package, which includes 24/7 phone, email, and chat access to Cloud Support Engineers, Infrastructure Event Management support, and a designated technical account manager.
< 24 hours for general guidance queries
< 1 hour for Production system down incidents (only applies to Business & Enterprise support packages).
General support options
Chat, email, phone, lightweight documentation
There is only one level of support, Platinum Level, which includes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week assistance.
Between 1 hour (severity 1 cases) and 5 business days (severity 4 cases).
Disclaimer: The information presented for Amazon SNS was last updated on 30 November 2020 and on 9 December 2020 for tenefit.cloud. It is possible that some details may now be out of date. If you think that’s the case, please let us know so we can update them. In any case, you should not rely solely on the information presented here and must check with each provider before deciding to integrate or buy any of these two solutions.
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