What is the AWS Marketscape?
The AWS Marketplace is an online shop for developer tools, database programs, and infrastructure solutions for Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments. The Marketplace features a vast range of both commercial and open source offerings to fill thousands of needs and niches within the immense AWS ecosystem from both Amazon itself and third party developers. Sumo Logic created the AWS Marketscape to provide a clear and concise overview of the most widely-used tools and solutions for each major sector of AWS.
The AWS Marketscape
Welcome to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketscape. We hope that this collection of online resources will provide you with a better understanding of the rich array of AWS management tools, along with the diverse ecosystem of third party vendors that supports managing applications in the cloud.
By enabling businesses of every size to leverage scalable and elastic computing infrastructure for a fraction of the cost of in-house resources, AWS is now the world’s most popular cloud computing platform. It’s comprised of dozens of interrelated technologies that are bolstered by an extensive collection of services that support securing and managing modern applications. These services are provided by Amazon as well as by hundreds of external vendors.
AWS enables its customers to migrate from traditional three tier on-premise applications to n-tier cloud-hosted solutions utilizing microservice architecture. These highly elastic and scalable approaches are at the heart of digital transformation and innovation; they also impose extensive management and security demands.
Furthermore, Amazon relentlessly enhances AWS, while outside technology providers continue to build and expand their own complementary solutions. With so much activity, it can be overwhelming to make sense of the overall landscape. That’s why we created this guide: to provide structure to the full range of AWS management tools, along with citing some of the most prominent outside vendors that are adding significant value.
We’ve divided the AWS marketplace guide into 12 distinct categories:
- Application Development Tools
- AWS Capacity Planning
- Configuration and Release
- Container Management
- Cost Optimization
- Application Performance Management
- Infrastructure Monitoring
- Incident and IT Service Management
- Cloud Messaging and Collaboration
- Log Management
We cover these topics within each category:
- Overview: A brief summary of the segment and the challenges it presents.
- AWS solutions: A synopsis of the Amazon offerings that are meant to address the segment’s requirements.
- Amazon’s pricing: Details about what it will cost to utilize the AWS-supplied solution(s).
- AWS limitations: An explanation of why Amazon’s offerings may not be sufficient.
- Third party solutions: Details about why products supplied by external vendors may be superior to Amazon’s technologies.
- Major features: A list of some of the most compelling capabilities offered by third party solutions.
- Third party software and apps: A brief summary of each major external vendor for this category, as well as a cross-reference to other categories that the vendor services.