AWS Chatbot versus marbot

Michael Wittig – 15 Jul 2020 (updated 23 May 2023)

We started working on marbot in 2016. Since then, we have received a lot of feedback from our customers and improved marbot every month. Recently, I compared marbot with our competitor AWS Chatbot.

AWS Chatbot vs marbot

Find my biased comparison below.

Feature marbot AWS Chatbot
Slack support
Microsoft Teams support
Amazon Chime support
Contextual links to AWS Console ⚠️
Monitoring Assistant
Alert or notification based on severity
Mute source
Alert escalation
Event aggregation and deduplication
Weekly statistics
Natural language interface
Contextual runbooks
AWS service integrations 21
3rd party integrations 4
Generic alerts via SNS
Generic alerts via EventBridge
Generic alerts via HTTPS
Generic alerts via Email
Run AWS CLI commands


I’m shocked that marbot integrates with more AWS services than the “official” AWS Chatbot. AWS Chatbot does not support generic events from systems outside of AWS. Besides that, AWS Chatbot lacks the advanced features of marbot, such as Monitoring Assistant, Event aggregation, and alert escalation.

Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig

Consultant focusing on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Entrepreneur building Author of Amazon Web Services in Action, Rapid Docker on AWS, and

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