Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now buy software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions through the AWS Marketplace. The software on offer runs on a pay-as-you-go consumption model with no recurring costs and services that are used will be billed on a customer's AWS bill. There are a number of SaaS and API products on offer. Here's what you need to know.
With AWS Marketplace SaaS Subscriptions, the public cloud vendor wants to make it easier for existing customers to acquire additional SaaS offerings by putting it all onto their existing bill. It also simplifies the process of comparing each of the offerings side-by-side.
Services are generally charged per unit: "For example, you can buy security services on a per-host basis, log processing on a per-GB-ingested basis, geocoding on a per-request basis, or caching on a per-GB-cached basis." Payments will be passed on to the software vendors although we're not sure whether AWS gets a cut of it.
So far, there 21 SaaS offerings in the Marketplace broken up into six categories:
Application Development and Monitoring
- Dynatrace Cloud-Native Monitoring
- New Relic Infrastructure (Pro & Essential)
- Solano Labs CI
- Solodev Enterprise Cloud
Security and Log Management
- Alert Logic Cloud Insight
- Bitium Identity and Access Management for AWS
- Datadog Apps Monitoring
- Dome9 Serenity for AWS Enterprise Edition
- Sumo Logic Log Analytics
- Trend Micro Deep Security
Databases, BI, and Big Data
- HERE Forward Geocoder Global Service
- Pitney Bowes GeoCode API
- Qubole Data Service
- Aspera Transfer Service
- NetApp DataSync
- Signiant Flight
- Druva Phoenix (Enterprise & Business)
Other Business Applications and Services
- Avalara AvaTax
You can visit the AWS Marketplace here.