Difference between Autonomic Event Services (AES) and Predictive Diagnostic Cloud (PDC)

I cannot see much difference between AES and PDC.

Please share your thoughts

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November 20, 2015 - 1:02pm

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January 12, 2017 - 8:54pm
Response to sahup1

November 20, 2015 - 3:55pm

Thanks Sahup for your reply.

I was thinking when AES is providing most of the features that PDC is providing (except free trial) why would any one will go for PDC

November 23, 2015 - 9:59am

The main advantage of Pega PDC is that it is hosted by Pega on the Pega Cloud.  This means that you do not have to provision and maintain the application itself. Pega handles installation and upgrades, as well as fixing any bugs and maintaining the environment. This can lead to significant cost savings for customers. Pega PDC also gets frequent updates, whereas AES is only released once a year.

October 19, 2016 - 9:11am
Response to DAVIK

Are the upgrades done free of cost? What if the customer wants to opt of the upgrades?

AES is for the customers who have not opted for the PAAS. AES is charged seperately.

January 8, 2017 - 5:19pm
Response to SARMAD01

PDC application upgrades are part of the PDC service. There is no charge.

PDC is a SAAS product. There is no way to "opt out" of an upgrade or enhancement. Pega will regularly upgrade the PDC service to improve value, quality and performance. The PDC dashboard page includes upgrade notification when appropriate and link to release notes.

AES and PDC share common roots - and most rules. AES is an Pega application that is to be installed on a customer cloud or premise system and operated by the customer. 

AES is customer-customizable - it includes an OOTB developer role with designer studio access and an open ruleset. PDC runs under a cloud security model - monitored systems send data to PDC but PDC never sends inquiries or commands to monitored systems. AES is designed to be deployed in same network as monitored systems - it uses an intranet security model and includes optional features based on AES-initiated communication.