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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

I'd easily recommend ownCloud to small businesses or teams within organizations. I've not used ownCloud in large deployments, so I'd hesitate before suggesting it in a situation where more than 10 users need support. That said, ownCloud is easy to set up and multiple instances could be used to service a large user base.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Drive
8.6
ownCloud
8.5
Versioning
Amazon Drive
7.9
ownCloud
9.0
Video files
Amazon Drive
7.5
ownCloud
7.9
Audio files
Amazon Drive
7.5
ownCloud
8.1
Document collaboration
Amazon Drive
9.8
ownCloud
7.7
Access control
Amazon Drive
9.7
ownCloud
9.5
File search
Amazon Drive
8.9
ownCloud
8.0
Device sync
Amazon Drive
8.7
ownCloud
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Drive
8.1
ownCloud
8.5
User and role management
Amazon Drive
9.8
ownCloud
9.0
File organization
Amazon Drive
8.0
ownCloud
8.7
Device management
Amazon Drive
6.4
ownCloud
7.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Drive
9.5
ownCloud
8.7
Performance
Amazon Drive
8.7
ownCloud
8.7
Reliability
Amazon Drive
9.9
ownCloud
9.1
Storage Reports
Amazon Drive
9.8
ownCloud
8.4

Pros

Amazon Drive

  • Amazon Drive automatically detects photos and videos in specific folders (that you choose). It will add them to Drive without any action from me.
  • There is a desktop app where you can access all of your files (in addition to web-based access).
Kristin Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Attention and dedication to making the product a world class product with continual product updates.
  • Ease of use from an administration standpoint, and a very Clear UI.
  • The price -- you can't beat free!
  • Mobile applications are great.
  • Integration with public S3 cloud providers like AWS S3 and Wasabi S3.
  • 2FA authentication is supported and works great!
  • Marketplace Add-Ons: I love this! For example, I can install an add-on that natively opens raw images. I am a photographer as well, and being able to quickly view the CR2 Raw Files direct from the camera is fantastic! This was made possible by a marketplace add-in.
  • Embedded Media Players: Photos, Music, and Video files can be viewed and played right in the browser window.
  • Sync application to keep local files on a computer updated with the files on the server.
  • Access control and permissions -- shareable links!
Jonathan Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Drive

  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Inability to easily collaboratively edit the same document by several people. Some advances have been made with Collabora (Libreoffice online) but it is still very sub-par compared to Office365 and desktop/online Office editing Sharepoint or OneDrive documents.
  • Apps for Calendar and Contacts are not part of the basic core, and although now quite supported they cannot still be easily deployed in common email clients such as Outlook or Thunderbird, separate CalDAV and CardDAV plugins need to be installed. Embedding an email solution and plugins for major email clients so they can work just by entering username and password would be good.
  • Risk of moving important folders/files to another location just by random drag-and-drop on Windows. Sometimes this breaks public links that cannot be restored anymore. Reverting such mistake by any of the users is impossible automatically.
  • When some user deletes some data in a shared folder it is put into recycle bin of the owner of the folder. The user who deleted cannot himself/herself revert such action as he/she does not see the recycle bin (trash) of the owner. Also, there is no log in the recycle bin who deleted that file or folder.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 3 answers
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
James Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

ownCloud 8.8
Based on 4 answers
OwnCloud is easy for me to use, and I believe it would be for others too. The barrier for most people will be the set up. For a technology professional like myself, ownCloud's setup is pretty straightforward, but it's not the sort of thing most casual users will be able to handle. Also, it's on the user to maintain the service. These can be taken care of by paying someone to do it for you.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

ownCloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Compared with other cloud services, ownCloud has been the most efficient. It doesn't create a noticeable drain on resources and very quickly syncs across all my devices. I'm usually able to save a file on my laptop and by the time I walk over and sit down at my desktop machine, it's already there. I don't need to wait as often as I have with services like OneDrive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Overall great software to use for file share, storage, and collaboration. Its security is great and the user management is spot on. The only thing that makes me dock it a point is that the device management as a subset of user management is kind of clunky. It hasn't been an issue yet, but it could compromise security in the future. Overall, would recommend
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

ownCloud 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Regarding the community edition, there is a reasonably good support on the IRC, forums and in the issue section on Github. Perhaps a much more individual approach would be available if the premium support was chosen and the instance of the server was provided by the Owncloud company that also offers some premium extensions, not available generally. However, we did not need this level of support yet.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
Miguel Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

The paid cloud services are expensive if you need a lot of data. You're giving your personal and business information to a data-hungry organization. Local NAS solutions are too slow. We run ownCloud on an older business PC and the performance is outstanding, even for remote access, due to local syncing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Drive

  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Software is free so if you are going for a hosted solution anyway, it's hard to beat
  • One of the easiest way to make sure your data is secured without compromising on features
  • You need to manage the infrastructure and software
Marc-Olivier Turgeon-Ferland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Drive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
100 GB1.991
1 TB6.991
2 TB11.991
3 TB179.972
4 TB239.962
5 TB299.952
6 TB359.942
7 TB419.932
8 TB479.922
9 TB539.912
10 TB599.902
20 TB1,199.802
30 TB1,799.702
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

ownCloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ownCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Standard$52
Enterprise$122
For Teams$132
For Single Users$152
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Drive
7.8
ownCloud
8.2

Usability

Amazon Drive
6.0
ownCloud
8.8

Performance

Amazon Drive
6.0
ownCloud
10.0

Support Rating

Amazon Drive
9.7
ownCloud
8.0

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