Amazon Route53 compared to MetaCDN

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Amazon Route53 and MetaCDN. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.
Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Amazon Route53 MetaCDN
CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Fully supported
CDNs Partially supported Fully supported
Data Fully supported Fully supported
Integrated solution Not supported Fully supported

CDN balancing (DNS)

CDN balancing (DNS) Fully supported Additional costs
Failover Fully supported Additional costs
Selection level Country level, state level (US) Unknown

CDNs

CDNs in offer N/A Edgecast, Fastly, Amazon Cloudfront
PoPs N/A 120+
Purge All N/A Unknown
Instant Purge N/A Fully supported
Control panel N/A Fully supported
Origin Push N/A Fully supported
Origin Pull N/A Fully supported
Origin Shield N/A Not supported
Custom Rules N/A Not supported
HTTP/2 Protocol N/A Not supported
SPDY Protocol N/A Not supported
Raw Access Logs N/A Not supported
Real time statistics N/A Fully supported
Online signup N/A Fully supported
API N/A Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs N/A Unknown
Shared SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
Custom SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates N/A Additional costs
RTMP Streaming N/A StreamShark
Video On Demand (VoD) N/A StreamShark
Storage N/A Additional costs

Data

RUM data Not supported Unknown
Synthetic data Fully supported Unknown

Other

Support Phone and Email support (extra charge), Community Forum (free) Email support (free), Priority support (paid)
Additional features Domain name registration, other AWS services N/A

Pricing Amazon Route53 vs MetaCDN

Amazon Route53 MetaCDN
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A $0.10 per GB
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A $0.14 per GB
LATAM Traffic N/A $0.14 per GB
Queries Standard Queries

  • $0.400 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.200 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Latency Based Routing Queries

  • $0.600 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.300 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)

Geo DNS Queries

  • $0.700 per million queries (first 1 Billion queries per month)
  • $0.350 per million queries (over 1 Billion queries per month)
$0.01 per 10,000 Requests
Extra costs Traffic Flow:

  • $50 per policy per month

Hosted Zones:

  • $0.50 per zone per month (first 25 zones)
  • $0.10 per zone per month (over 25 zones)

Health Checks:

  • $0.50 per check per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $0.75 per check per month (non-AWS endpoints)

Optional Health Check Features:

  • $1 per feature per month (AWS endpoints)
  • $2 per feature per month (non-AWS endpoints)
N/A

Amazon ROUTE53 Description

Amazon Route53 is the DNS web service of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It’s part of the larger AWS ecosystem that also includes, among others:

  • Storage: S3, Glacier
  • CDN: Cloudfront
  • Networking: domain name registration, Traffic Flow
  • Databases: DynamoDB, SimpleDB, ElastiCache, Redshift, Kinesis
  • Application services: payments, email service, API gateway, transcoding, queue and notification services
  • Management: directory service, Elastic MapReduce, key management service
  • Deployment: CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, CodeDeploy
  • Compute: Elastic Compute Cloud, Elastic MapReduce, Lambda

Route53 allows the routing of users both to other AWS services and to non-Amazon infrastructure. Management of the DNS and of other AWS services can be done via a graphical web interface.

Amazon’s Route53 Traffic Flow product enables clients to route traffic according to different preferences, such as Round Robin, latency based routing or Geo DNS. All types come with DNS failover.

Amazon provides a 100% available SLA for Route53, meaning that the company warrants that the service is up and running all the time, every month.

METACDN Description

Melbourne-based MetaCDN was founded in 2011, and offers a multi-CDN solution which leverages the networks of Edgecast, Fastly and Amazon Cloudfront.

In 2015 MetaCDN rebranded their video-on-demand (VOD) and streaming services platform to StreamShark.

MetaCDN offers on-demand bundles in three tiers: Basic, Lite and Pro. Enterprise bundles are available upon request. Customers pay a monthly fee which covers traffic credits, number of sites and a set of features (varies per tier). Not all bundles include multi-CDN.

Former and or currect clients of MetaCDN are Sony, Harvard Business School, City of Melbourne and University of Melbourne.

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