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283 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Amazon S3

92%
66 Ratings
8.8

Azure Blob Storage

88%
9 Ratings

Usability

7.7

Amazon S3

77%
10 Ratings

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.7

Amazon S3

97%
38 Ratings
9.0

Azure Blob Storage

90%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3.Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage is well suited for cases where you are working with different data formats and looking for cost-effective storage solutions based on access frequency. Another area of strength is the encryption of data at rest, and encryption can be managed on your own. However, it may not be appropriate for transferring large data very fast.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon S3

  • Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities.
  • Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions.
  • It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world.
  • Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Blob Storage

  • Ease of use both through Azure Portal as well as API.
  • Cost-effective solution for storing a large amount of data compared to other storage solutions.
  • Scalability, Security, and Performance are the other key aspects of Azure Blob Storage that are easily manageable through Admin Console.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon S3

  • Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users
  • Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Blob Storage

  • Unstructured data makes it harder to conceptualize what we have but with partners like Panzura that has been a non-issue for us.
  • Not always easy to understand the different models or tiers you can pick from when purchasing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon S3

General

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

Starting Price

Amazon S3 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

General

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

Starting Price

$0.0,081 per GB/per month

Azure Blob Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00811
Managed Discs$1.542
Files$0.0583
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Usability

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 7.7
Based on 10 answers
It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
Sam Othman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Blob Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon S3

Amazon S3 9.7
Based on 38 answers
AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob Storage 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Documentation sometimes appears to be out of date or not fully documented properly with new releases. It is like documentation comes out for a specific version and is quickly out of date. Another issue is documentation is scarce on new releases and only seems to get properly updated (and sometimes is still wrong) once enough people hit the forums to complain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3

Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features Google Cloud Storage (GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup, Google Cloud Storage may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Blob Storage

We are affiliated with Azure so Azure Storage is our only choice but I have worked with other storage resources of Azure like Azure Data Lake Storage. Both are good and robust storage resource but they differ in the application that they do best
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon S3

  • It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost.
  • The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in.
  • If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Blob Storage

  • Allowed us to store files more cheaply than on-prem.
  • Allowed us to store files securely.
  • Allowed us to transport files with HTTPS easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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