Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) vs. Red Hat Ceph Storage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) from AWS is designed for application workloads that benefit from fine tuning for performance, cost and capacity. Typical use cases include Big Data analytics engines (like the Hadoop/HDFS ecosystem and Amazon EMR clusters), relational and NoSQL databases (like Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL or Cassandra and MongoDB), stream and log processing applications (like Kafka and Splunk), and data warehousing applications (like Vertica and Teradata).N/A
Red Hat Ceph Storage
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Red Hat Ceph Storage is a software defined storage option.N/A
Pricing
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)Red Hat Ceph Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(20 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)Red Hat Ceph Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
It provides the optimized storage performance and cost for your workload and these options really work with SSD-backed storage and it improves the database performance. Keeping backups of your EC2 resources, including EBS volumes is a little bit tricky and its takes some more time and increase through put is also a tiring job to do.
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Red Hat
Large scale data storage: Red Hat Ceph Storage is designed to be highly scalable and can handle large amounts of data. It's well suited for organizations that need to store and manage large amounts of data, such as backups, images, videos, and other types of multimedia content.Cloud-based deployments: Red Hat Ceph Storage can provide object storage services for cloud-based applications such as SaaS and PaaS offerings. It is well suited for organizations that are looking to build their own cloud storage infrastructure or to use it as a storage backend for their cloud-based applications.High-performance computing: Red Hat Ceph Storage can be used to provide storage for high-performance computing (HPC) applications, such as scientific simulations and other types of compute-intensive workloads. It's well suited for organizations that need to store
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Raw storage capacity attached to your instance operative system
  • Frequent data rewriting (mission critical for reporting)
  • Low latency connectivity (14 reporting subsidiaries in different time zones)
  • Videly spreaded for implementation
  • Fast accessible drive
  • Block storage are core for Java, Net mobile applications
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Red Hat
  • Highly resilient, almost every time we attempted to destroy the cluster it was able to recover from a failure. It struggled to when the nodes where down to about 30%(3 replicas on 10 nodes)
  • The cache tiering feature of Ceph is especially nice. We attached solid state disks and assigned them as the cache tier. Our sio benchmarks beat the our Netapp when we benchmarked it years ago (no traffic, clean disks) by a very wide margin.
  • Ceph effectively allows the admin to control the entire stack from top to bottom instead of being tied to any one storage vendor. The cluster can be decentralized and replicated across data centers if necessary although we didn't try that feature ourselves, it gave us some ideas for a disaster recovery solution. We really liked the idea that since we control the hardware and the software, we have infinite upgradability with off the shelf parts which is exactly what it was built for.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Creating too much EBS can be disaster if you are not properly organized by tags
  • In terms of pricing it's a bit on higher side.
  • In terms of performance, there is room for improvement as sometimes reading or saving the data can be painful.
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Red Hat
  • GUI based mainetenence should be developed
  • Unable to detect storage latencies
  • VM to disk mapping should be visible so as to save some critical applications data in case of HDD failures
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Amazon EBS is a great tool and fairly easy to use as long as you are familiar with the Amazon Web Service ecosystem. It allows a great way for you to move storage around easily and allows you to quickly provision storage as needed based on the business requirement. For us, it's easy to move between our EC2 images that had been linked with EBS storage between these Amazon accounts.
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Red Hat
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
The support for Amazon Elastic Block Store is great as long as you can articulate your needs. Like most tools, there may be some back and forth before you find a support person that is knowledgable in the tool and can provide you with necessary insights.
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Red Hat
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
So far I have only used Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) and Azure but comparatively [I] prefer AWS elastic Block store as its having more advantages than Azure and I found it quite satisfactory and it helped a lot for information storage. We are not looking for any other hosting provider at this time.
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Red Hat
MongoDB offers better search ability compared to Red Hat Ceph Storage but it’s more optimized for large number of object while Red Hat Ceph Storage is preferred if you need to store binary data or large individual objects. To get acceptable search functionality you really need to compile Red Hat Ceph Storage with another database where the search metadata related to Red Hat Ceph Storage objects are stored.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • When your application needs high IOPS storage, this is a great solution that will keep your business functioning.
  • Without Amazon Elastic Block Store you could try spreading your data across several standard drives, but that introduces complexity and still has IOPS limits.
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Red Hat
  • Ceph allows my customer to scale out very fast.
  • Ceph allows distributing storage objects through multiple server rooms.
  • Ceph is fault-taulerant, meaning the customer can lose a server room and would still be able to access the storage.
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