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Pros
"It's good for starting up because you only pay for what you use.""The most valuable feature is the storage.""Feature-wise, Amazon S3 is the cheapest and it's reliable.""The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.""Enables content sharing by multiple users.""The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement.""Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis."

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"This solution is easy to use, and performance-wise it is better than others.""With Microsoft Azure Object Storage, they are an open market.""The most valuable feature is the cost value, which is very important for long term retention.""The metadata that the solution provides is quite valuable for us. If we need to analyze the latest data from a particular department or particular user, we can simply query through the metadata we store in Azure Object Storage and simply fetch those records which are maybe one day or one month old. this metadata storage is really handy for us.""The most valuable feature is the API because it is very flexible.""The most important thing for me is reliability.""This product is very reliable and all of the security that our client requires is available.""The key feature for us is the possibility to have a copy of our data and machines outside of our premises just in case of a disaster."

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Cons
"A feature that should be included is to find and provide a HIPPA compliant solution for the Presigned URL.""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.""The console could be improved - it's not very user friendly for non-technical guys.""The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing.""They could always increase object storage ability.""Technical support could have a faster response time.""The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy."

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"Object re-use should be improved in order to get better performance and reduce the cost.""The cost of support is always expensive.""They could provide multiple tools to provide you with cost calculations, giving you a better picture or providing better details of the cost calculations over the years.""We've seen some performance issues with Azure Table storage. It's quite slow. The performance surrounding it should be improved to speed things up a bit.""Technical support should be faster at resolving issues for tickets that we create.""I would like to see a reduction in pricing so that they can be more competitive.""I would like to have out-of-the-box connectors to make integration with other products easier.""Technical support should be a little bit faster."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This solution has reasonable pricing and a low cost.""The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing."

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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.""We have a separate package and pay extra for additional technical support.""For the cloud, you get charges every day if you are going to download anything, besides the cost for storage those charges are always there.""The cost of this solution is high compared to others, although there are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""The cost should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Pricing is always confusing for all Microsoft products. For this solution, they do provide the estimates, but it is not easy to guess the exact amount that we will be billed."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.
Top Answer: The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing.
Top Answer: The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy. This is because there are multiple, additional ways. If I want… more »
Top Answer: The key feature for us is the possibility to have a copy of our data and machines outside of our premises just in case of a disaster.
Top Answer: Pricing is always confusing for all Microsoft products. For this solution, they do provide the estimates, but it is not easy to guess the exact amount that we will be billed.
Top Answer: There are a lot of points for improvement at the moment. For example, in the case of this product, we are not able to do a backup of what we call NAS, network-attached storage appliances, directly to… more »
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Also Known As
S3, Simple Storage Service
Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, Azure Object Storage, MS Azure Object Storage, MS Azure Object Storage, MS 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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Sample Customers
Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
Umbraco, Xbox, Radioshack, 343 Industries, McKesson
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company48%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company6%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 vs. Microsoft Azure Object Storage and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
512,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon S3 is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 7 reviews while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is ranked 8th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 10 reviews. Amazon S3 is rated 9.2, while Microsoft Azure Object Storage is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "High Availability, with High Performance, IAM access control, and server-side encryption at a low cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Object Storage writes "Great for copying data, extremely stable, and has a relatively easy initial setup". Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage and Rackspace Cloud Files, whereas Microsoft Azure Object Storage is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Wasabi and Amazon EFS (Elastic File System). See our Amazon S3 vs. Microsoft Azure Object Storage report.

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