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Score 9.1 out of 100

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Google Drive

    86%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    170 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    160 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    155 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    188 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    185 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    189 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    176 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    173 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    183 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    101 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Google Drive

    88%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    182 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    184 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    89 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon S3 Glacier is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Google Drive is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    100%
    8 Ratings
    8.8

    Google Drive

    88%
    191 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Google Drive

    99%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    6.0

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    60%
    1 Rating
    7.2

    Google Drive

    72%
    38 Ratings

    Performance

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Google Drive

    94%
    14 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Google Drive

    73%
    83 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Drive

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Google Drive

    80%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    If your organization has a lot of archival data that it needs to be backed up for safekeeping, where it won't be touched except in a dire emergency, Amazon Glacier is perfect. In our case, we had a client that generates many TB of video and photo data at annual events and wanted to retain ALL of it, pre- and post- edit for potential use in a future museum. Using the Snowball device, we were able to move hundreds of TB of existing media data that was previously housed on multiple Thunderbolt drives, external RAIDs, etc, in an organized manner, to Amazon Glacier. Then, we were able to setup CloudBerry Backup on their production computers to continually backup any new media that they generated during their annual events.
    Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a fantastic tool for storing personal content and communicating public data. It might be useful in a situation when a person has to keep track of his or her identifying credentials. In any case, if space is an issue, a person may want to store a big number of huge video files on a fast storage hardware device rather than using Google Drive.
    Dewan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    • Cheap storage of backup data.
    • Can be used as a part of the entire suite of tools from Amazon, without requiring you to leave the familiar stack.
    Rytis Slatkevičius | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Drive

    • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
    • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
    • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
    Humayun Farooqi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    • Accessing data stored in Glacier is slow. That shouldn't be a surprise, but it is undesirable nonetheless.
    • Retrieving a large amount of data can be expensive; Glacier's intended use is as an archive of rarely-accessed data.
    • Some users regard Glacier with fear and uncertainty. Slow retrieval time and high retrieval cost are the greatest risks of using Glacier, and they are also the Glacier interaction that most users have the least experience with.
    Gavin Hackeling | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Drive

    • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
    • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
    • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.0,025 Per GB Per Month

    Amazon S3 Glacier Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Storage Pricing$0.0041
    Expedited Retrieval Pricing$0.031
    Retrieval Pricing$0.011
    Bulk Retrieval Pricing$0.00251
    1. Per GB Per Month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Google Drive

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Google Drive Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Basic$6.001
    Business$12.001
    EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quote1
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 9.9
    Based on 5 answers
    For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
    Sumant Luhar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    Amazon S3 Glacier 6.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It is difficult to delete the data as you have to wait for inventory and then bucket modification has to expire.
    Rytis Slatkevičius | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 7.2
    Based on 38 answers
    It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
    Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 9.4
    Based on 14 answers
    The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 7.3
    Based on 83 answers
    It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
    Kaya Gabriella | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 8.0
    Based on 9 answers
    It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
    Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    Since the rest of our infrastructure is in Amazon AWS, coding for sending data to Glacier just makes sense. The others are great as well, for their specific needs and uses, but having *another* third-party software to manage, be billed for, and learn/utilize can be costly in money and time.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Drive

    Google Drive's major competitor is Microsoft OneDrive. Though there are a few differences, the services are essentially identical in terms of functionality. While Microsoft's free users have access to more powerful productivity apps and sharing opportunities, Google offers more initial free storage. As a result, Google is the most cost-effective option.
    Ore Kamin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon S3 Glacier

    • Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs.
    • Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies.
    Jeff Stockamp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Drive

    • It is best to use if your university has partnered with Google. Unlimited Cloud Storage plus simplicity is evert student's dream!
    • It would be good, though, if Google would partner with other companies to be able to support/run other file types.
    • It is not pricey for all it's worth!
    Nicolas Van Levi Buenviaje | TrustRadius Reviewer

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