Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) vs. Vimeo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon S3
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Amazon S3 is a cloud-based object storage service from Amazon Web Services. It's key features are storage management and monitoring, access management and security, data querying, and data transfer.N/A
Vimeo
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Vimeo is a video experience platform. They enable anyone to create high-quality video experiences to connect and bring ideas to life. They proudly serve their growing community of nearly 300 million users — from creative storytellers to globally distributed teams at the world's largest companies.
$9
per month
Pricing
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)Vimeo
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$9
per month
Standard
$25
per month
Advanced
$65
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon S3Vimeo
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
Amazon S3

No answer on this topic

Vimeo
Chose Vimeo
Vimeo Pro stacks up quite well compared to each of the alternative services we have used. Since its integration was not as easily implemented for our own site for publishing client videos vs. JW Platform, we chose JW over Vimeo.
However, as a point of syndication so that each …
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Features
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)Vimeo
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
9.5
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Vimeo
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Ratings
Universal recovery9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
9.0
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Vimeo
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Ratings
Continuous data protection10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities9.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
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Ratings
Vimeo
4.1
36 Ratings
55% below category average
Lead generation00 Ratings4.521 Ratings
Video personalization00 Ratings5.933 Ratings
eCommerce00 Ratings3.113 Ratings
Support for advertisements00 Ratings2.514 Ratings
Video SEO00 Ratings5.026 Ratings
Integration to Marketing Automation00 Ratings3.720 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
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Ratings
Vimeo
1.0
10 Ratings
146% below category average
Integration to Salesforce.com00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Marketo00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to HubSpot00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Integration to Eloqua00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Integration to LMS00 Ratings1.07 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
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Ratings
Vimeo
7.5
37 Ratings
15% below category average
Video access controls00 Ratings7.737 Ratings
User management00 Ratings7.734 Ratings
Video link sharing00 Ratings8.235 Ratings
Internal video00 Ratings7.733 Ratings
External video00 Ratings6.334 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
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Ratings
Vimeo
6.7
38 Ratings
23% below category average
Player customization00 Ratings5.130 Ratings
Embedded videos00 Ratings8.237 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls00 Ratings8.136 Ratings
Mobile compatibility00 Ratings5.237 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
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Ratings
Vimeo
5.7
34 Ratings
28% below category average
A/B testing00 Ratings1.612 Ratings
Streaming quality reports00 Ratings7.216 Ratings
Per viewer tracking00 Ratings5.823 Ratings
Per video tracking00 Ratings7.129 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard00 Ratings6.627 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
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Ratings
Vimeo
5.5
37 Ratings
43% below category average
On-Demand video00 Ratings3.123 Ratings
Live streaming00 Ratings6.814 Ratings
Impact of streaming on network00 Ratings1.119 Ratings
Video upload & format support00 Ratings6.035 Ratings
Video library / File management00 Ratings8.233 Ratings
Video portal00 Ratings7.824 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
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Ratings
Vimeo
4.4
27 Ratings
59% below category average
Audience polling00 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat00 Ratings5.98 Ratings
Video comments00 Ratings6.027 Ratings
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Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)Vimeo
Small Businesses
Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
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Score 9.7 out of 10
Wistia
Wistia
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Flipgrid
Flipgrid
Score 1.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Panopto
Panopto
Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)Vimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(70 ratings)
5.5
(41 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(10 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(21 ratings)
5.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)Vimeo
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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.
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Vimeo
For an overall professional appearance of Vimeo, I think it looks fabulous for the clients we work with. I think it works extremely well to host videos for courses and training that can be paid training. The privacy feature is great for that. I've never used it for going LIVE and wonder if that might be a good option for businesses but since I haven't tried it, I'm not of the capabilities. And I'm not sure how the clients are able to get on the LIVES. It does have so many new features since I started 4 years ago, and that means that there is a higher learning curve if you want to make full use of this platform.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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Vimeo
  • User-friendly interface for administrators of the account and external viewers. Being able to easily navigate a new platform or software is ideal for anyone.
  • Seamless sharing and embedding across many platforms. Vimeo is well-recognized so it makes it easy for other platforms to recognize Vimeo. The compatibility is outstanding.
  • As an administrator of the account, being able to select viewing privileges may seem like a basic function, but it's so necessary right now with how heavy our organization is utilizing the platform. We can mass upload content early and only release it for the public over time by simply changing it to a public video.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • 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
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Vimeo
  • Price - For the full featureset of Vimeo, you will be paying $900 a year as of 2020, and this is expected to only go up over time. Thankfully, Vimeo offers lower tiers with less functionality, and most people will not need the unlimited streaming viewers or whopping 7 TB of storage that you get for the highest level of membership. But it is still a premium price for a premium service.
  • "Suggested" Algorithm - The equivalent of YouTube's suggested videos feature is the Vimeo Staff Picks, which recommends curated content from their team of editors. While this content generally has a high level of production, it is not especially relevant to the video you are watching, or to your watch history as a user. I rarely watch suggested videos in Vimeo.
  • Search - The Vimeo search page is beautiful, having huge thumbnails of videos with a clean, visually-appealing layout. However, the results themselves leave much to be desired. When I search for "jung" to try to find videos on Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, of the first 18 results, not a single result is actually about C. G. Jung. On Youtube, the first 14 results are all about Jung. When I search for "c. g. jung" on Vimeo I find a number of relevant results, so it's not that the videos are not available in Vimeo. Rather, the search algorithm is not returning relevant results.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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.
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Vimeo
The customization options are vast and very easy to utilize. While there can be a slight learning curve for some advanced features, it is not so steep that it takes a long time to figure out. Support is great at guiding you through anything that might be confusing to you as well
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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.
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Vimeo
Terrible support. When I subscribed to Premium we were guaranteed support. However, after the first e-mail I received from them, I never heard from them again. I sent several emails over the course of a couple of weeks acknowledging that due to covid, I did not expect a miracle overnight and that I was keen to work on the issue with them. I have not heard from customer service at all. This is very disappointing. We lost customers due to the poor quality of the livestreams and were left to sort the issue out without their help.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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.
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Vimeo
YouTube was the platform we primarily used previously, after having restrictions and having locked out of a couple of accounts we needed a better platform. We also lost some of our videos. We also have an internal app to track client videos and Vimeo supported it better. With the increased storage and the number of videos we create, we decided Vimeo would be better.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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Vimeo
  • It allows clients to serve a massive amount of video content within an LMS without eating up disk space or sacrificing bandwidth.
  • The overall cost is very low compared to other tools and there is no 'pay per view' style unstable pricing.
  • The tool has allowed students in other countries to access content faster.
  • NEGATIVE - the upload limits per week, especially on the basic/pro accounts are too restrictive.
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