Compare Amazon S3 vs. Microsoft Azure Object Storage

Amazon S3 is ranked 3rd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 5 reviews while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is ranked 13th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review. Amazon S3 is rated 8.8, while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "Cloud Conversations: AWS S3 Overview". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Object Storage writes "Easy to use with good performance and redundancy". Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Amazon Glacier, whereas Microsoft Azure Object Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon Glacier and Amazon S3.
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Pros
Feature-wise, Amazon S3 is the cheapest and it's reliable.The most valuable feature is the storage.It's good for starting up because you only pay for what you use.Set up a performance and stress-based test suite to measure the endurance of a web application on Amazon AWS cloud system using S3 as the back-end storage infrastructure.I used Amazon AWS/S3 solution to prove my concept before deploying it on real hardware. It was a great experience and was really scalable.S3 is well suited for both big and little data repositories of objects ranging from backup to archive to active video images and much more.

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This solution is easy to use, and performance-wise it is better than others.

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The console could be improved - it's not very user friendly for non-technical guys.In the next release, I think that it would be good to have wizards that would update into specific applications, for example, a one-touch configuration in Pagemaker.A feature that should be included is to find and provide a HIPPA compliant solution for the Presigned URL.The down side is the web app should be aware of all the features that S3 provides in order to leverage its full potential.Maybe they need to expand their range of physical locations.

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Object re-use should be improved in order to get better performance and reduce the cost.

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This solution has reasonable pricing and a low cost.With S3 Standard, there is not a charge for deletion of objects.

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The cost is based on the amount of traffic and we paid approximately 18 lakh Rupees ($25,000 USD) last year.

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Also Known As
S3, Simple Storage ServiceMicrosoft Azure Blob Storage, Azure Object Storage
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Overview

Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

REST-based object storage for unstructured data in the cloud

  • Store infrequently accessed data in a low-cost cool storage tier
  • Store frequently accessed application data in a hot storage tier
  • Stream video, audio, and other media to web, mobile, or desktop applications
  • Power big data analytics
  • Access your data more securely, both over the wire and at rest
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Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert LogicUmbraco, Xbox, Radioshack, 343 Industries, McKesson
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