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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure Block Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The data structure and the types of data that are supported are very good.""Nearline is highly stable.""Google is always introducing new features and tends to have a new release every month."

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"You can easily access your data whenever you need it.""It is easy to integrate with applications.""The data lake is invaluable. We also use Microsoft SQL in terms of structuring the data and getting into a position where it could be useful to support reporting. We Databricks for data science. We incorporated Databricks with that as well.""One can easily scale with this program.""It's easy to deploy, easy to scale up, and pay-as-you-go.""It has easy versioning. The versioning is amenable to any changes. It also has great security. It can only be accessed through an API, and only the requested users can access it. It is optimized for data lakes and comprehensive data management.""The product is very easy to use.""The tier feature in V2 is the most valuable feature of this solution. It enables you to move your storage from hot tier to cold tier into archive tier."

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Cons
"The pricing is quite high.""Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools.""The solution needs to offer better System Information and Event Management (SEIM). I'd like to discover how we could implement something like that within Google's cloud."

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"The folder search capabilities are not really up to par.""We don't delete the other tools from the folder directly. There's no folder deletion option in Azure Block Storage. It would be nice if they could update this.""In terms of improvement, it could use better integration with non-propriety tools. Azure pushes you down a data factory road for integrations but data factory isn't always a scalable, viable solution, particularly when using large numbers ofconnections to IoT solutions.""We need to do versioning each and every time, that is, check-in and check-out. If a person forgets to do that, then there could be an issue in the replacement of that particular object in the storage. It will be great if it can be automatically managed.""It should be easier to deploy.""There are some space limitations.""Uploading of data could be improved. Currently, the only way you can upload your data is by using their storage explorer. You need to use a command line to do that. Then, maybe you can go online and you can use their explorer to check to see if it's there. If they had a third-party application to handle the upload, it would be better. Many people aren't familiar with command lines for uploading data. It makes it more difficult for many users.""One of the biggest challenges on Azure infrastructure is that sometimes we don't get what we want. Either we have to wait for it or contact support because something is not working for us... It's the system availability that is the difficult point."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Right now, for the number of servers and the storage that I have, I would say I'm charged between $125 and $150 per month."

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"In terms of pricing, Azure is quite cheaper than AWS. However, I have recently read that Oracle Cloud Generation 2 storage is quite cheaper than Azure. I haven't used it yet. We need to look at a customer's requirements, and, based on that, we can suggest the storage. You can save at least 20% with Azure as compared to AWS, which is quite costly.""The solution is affordable, and we only pay for what we use.""For the first 50DB, they cost around $50. It's an open solution for everybody. Anybody can go to the Microsoft website and they can get the pricing for it. But the first 50GB of data is a default rate and then it increases for the next 500GB or something like that. It is a pay as you go solution. The more you use, the more you pay. That's normally how you pay for any cloud solutions."

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Top Answer: Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools. We need to improve anything related to security, whether we're talking about IT, the technology platform on the… more »
Top Answer: It is easy to integrate with applications.
Top Answer: We are currently using it for POC. It is not yet live. The data storage is pulling the data. We have the latest version of this solution.
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A low-cost, highly-durable and highly available storage service for infrequently accessed data, data archiving, online backup and disaster recovery. Data is available instantly, not within hours or days. With sub-second average response times and 1 cent per GB/month pricing, Cloud Storage Nearline gives you terrific performance at a low cost.

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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company10%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company8%
Government6%
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Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure Block Storage and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Cloud Storage Nearline is ranked 15th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is ranked 9th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 8 reviews. Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage Nearline writes "Easy to implement with good pricing and new features added regularly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Block Storage writes "Blob storage that is easy to use but is becoming obsolete with its company's new releases". Google Cloud Storage Nearline is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon S3, Oracle Database Backup Service and Wasabi, whereas Microsoft Azure Block Storage is most compared with Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store), Amazon S3 Glacier, Wasabi, Azure NetApp Files and Zadara. See our Google Cloud Storage Nearline vs. Microsoft Azure Block Storage report.

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