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Amazon Web Services

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

More suited I will say deploying your Web-server, Running some cloud applications, Deploying your micro-services, Managed database. Less suited is really hard to say but there can be some scenario where you can use free services like Google spreadsheet scripting for smaller data management and small workflows. Workflow automation is something you need multiple vendors to talk to each other at that time its preferred to go for something else.
Rahul Chhajed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

1) Tools to share everyone's opinions on a single platform. 2) Cost-effective and easy way to communicate and share important documents with team members. 3) Easy to access from anywhere, just need to have an internet and a Google Drive account to access it. 4) Easy to upload and download from Google Drive. 5) For privacy reasons, Google Drive can be used to store important documents.
Afjal Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.9
Google Drive
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
9.3
Google Drive
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.4
Google Drive
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
9.2
Google Drive
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
8.0
Google Drive
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
8.5
Google Drive
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
8.7
Google Drive
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
8.8
Google Drive
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.9
Google Drive

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.8
Versioning
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.5
Video files
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.6
Audio files
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.8
Document collaboration
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
9.3
Access control
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.8
File search
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.6
Device sync
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.8
User and role management
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.8
File organization
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.7
Device management
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
9.1
Performance
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
9.4
Storage Reports
Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
8.7

Pros

Amazon Web Services

  • What I like in it, is its simple notification service which provides a mobile messaging feature to enable push messaging to my mobile devices as well.
  • It helps in sending out notifications to all my teammates with full integrity.
  • Responsive Support.
  • Offers a variety of features that help to manage my workload.
Martha Batruny | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • Allows team members to access, add or edit files in real-time.
  • Allows me to share spreadsheets and files with non-team members.
  • It is very easy to use and I love that it integrates directly to the computer so I don't have to upload and download files constantly.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Web Services

  • If there is one thing I think AWS needs improvement on, it is the administration dashboard. It can be a nightmare to use especially when trying to access billing. This could be made better, honestly, as there should be a simplified way to access simple admin features.
  • While AWS was fairly easy to integrate into our solutions, it is not as easy to use without some IT knowledge. The dashboards are complicated and designed for someone who is computer savvy. If you are just want to keep track of billing, for example, you may need to take a course or spend a few hours with someone being walked through the admin console.
  • AWS does tend to be slow at times. If you do not have a fast internet connection, it can take time to access services that are hosted on AWS. This is not always the case but we have had clients complain about this if they are trying to access a service from multiple points (IP addresses). The only real fix we found was to make our files cache to another server and only keep current data accessible to clients.
Nathan Sichilongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • The biggest problem that comes up is when sharing a file and you accidentally don't give the person access. It's easy to forget. I shared something yesterday and then closed my computer, not realizing I never gave anyone permission to view it. Maybe the UX could bring it to your attention rather than you have to search it out.
  • Honestly, the rest is great. No notes.
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.4
Based on 10 answers
We are almost entirely satisfied with the service. In order to move off it, we'd have to build for ourselves many of the services that AWS provides and the cost would be prohibitive. Although there are cost savings and security benefits to returning to the colo facility, we could never afford to do it, and we'd hate to give up the innovation and constant cycle of new features that AWS gives us.
Marc Schriftman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Web Services

Amazon Web Services 7.3
Based on 5 answers
We find it quite easy to use. The only challenge is at the outset figuring out exactly what you need, given the large number of available services and options which could take a bit of time to get familiarised with and to decide on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 36 answers
Google Drive is very easy to use, and most of the time, does not require a subscription (anyone with a Google account can use it). All of the documents are similar to ones that most people have worked with before (i.e. Sheets is similar to Excel) and the interface is pretty intuitive. Changes are saved immediately, so there's not too much of a learning curve and the version history feature allows you to go back if you've made a mistake (i.e. accidentally deleting something).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Amazon Web Services

No score
No answers yet
AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 14 answers
Google Drive syncs in backgroud and does not affect pc performance. Google drive on the web has no slow downs. I can work on my legacy Windows 10/i5 2520M / 8GB / 480Gb SSD laptop.
Google Sheets is excel level and gives complete spreadsheet features which passes excel in some areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 7.6
Based on 25 answers
Amazon Web Services boasts a really quick and helpful support with multiple communication options as well. For instance, on my personal account I incurred a minor charge due to mismanagement of a service. Upon contacting support, they quickly explained the issue to me and upon request waived the bill as a first time error.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.7
Based on 82 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

Implementation Rating

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
Brian Lusenhop | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Web Services

Amazon Web Services is well suited when we have a huge amount of data to store, process, manipulate and get meaningful information out of. It is also suitable when we need very fast data retrieval from the database. They provide a superior product at a fair price which allows us to further our goals and push the limits of what we are capable of as a team / company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

The main aspect that led us to stay with Google Drive compared to the other software is its storage capacity that is undoubtedly superior. In the same way, to be able to work from the Gmail account is another point in favor because we consider this mail service as the most complete at present.
Roberto Farfan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Web Services

  • AWS has lowered our employee cost, because you don't have to hire Network/Server Admins to manage infrastructure.
  • Increased productivity by incorporating Continuous Integration with AWS and our development life cycle.
  • Increased customer confidence by being able to provide HIPAA level security in our development and production environments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • For Google Drive for corporate use, it is easy to scale up or down based on number of users joining or leaving our organisation.
  • For Google Drive for personal use, it is always good to have it free; however it does not reward long term users with additional storage space like Microsoft does.
  • Cost of using it for corporate use is not too expensive compared to buying on-site file servers and storage servers.
  • Easy for our staff to set up and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General

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

Amazon Web Services Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Google Drive

General

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services
8.9
Google Drive
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services
9.4
Google Drive
9.9

Usability

Amazon Web Services
7.3
Google Drive
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services
9.0
Google Drive

Performance

Amazon Web Services
Google Drive
9.4

Support Rating

Amazon Web Services
7.6
Google Drive
8.7

Online Training

Amazon Web Services
7.0
Google Drive

Implementation Rating

Amazon Web Services
10.0
Google Drive
8.0

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