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Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Blob Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Google Cloud Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Azure Blob Storage

88%
9 Ratings
9.2

Google Cloud Storage

92%
35 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Cloud Storage

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Google Cloud Storage

80%
13 Ratings

Performance

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Cloud Storage

90%
20 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Azure Blob Storage

90%
6 Ratings
7.8

Google Cloud Storage

78%
25 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Azure Blob Storage

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Google Cloud Storage

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

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.
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Google

[Google Cloud Storage is] great for storing and playing large video files, and even sharing them securely with others, whether or not they are part of your organization. No need to download video files before watching, and can also be used to store any other kinds of files.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • 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.
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Google

  • Perhaps the strongest advantage of Google Cloud Storage is that they seem to update files quicker than competing cloud storage providers. The software rarely runs into sharing violations or access issues.
  • Google Cloud Storage has a unified API, which is nice when authorizing others to access data.
  • The software rarely fails and handles large volumes of data well.
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Cons

Microsoft

  • 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.
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Google

  • Currently can't delete folders which means there are cluttered folders on my cloud.
  • Easier upload options would be nice. The ability to upload and store other file types with an easier interface.
  • Managing files and storage could be improved a little for easier access and editing.
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Pricing Details

Azure Blob Storage

Starting Price

$0.0,081 per GB/per month

Editions & Modules

Azure Blob Storage editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Block Blobs$0.00811
Azure Data Lake Storage$0.00812
Managed Discs$1.543
Files$0.0584

Footnotes

  1. per GB/per month
  2. per GB/per month
  3. per month
  4. per GB/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Google Cloud Storage

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Google Cloud Storage editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    after all of the investment made in the tool and considering how many teams use it I think we would not be likely to move away from this tool. A lot of our information including historical is already here and we are happy with the capabilities of the tool currently
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    Usability

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    Very easy to use. I love having my data backed up. I love that Google Cloud Storage provides me with the peace of mind that I no longer need to worry about my data being lost. I can now sleep better at night. Google Cloud Storage is very easy to use. Overall, you save time and have less stress by using Google Cloud Storage.
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    Performance

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    Excellent upload and download performance, excellent UI and a robust set of tools make GCS a must-have tool in our overall technical stack. Since we use so many data processes, GCS is a clutch player to help us orchestrate both input, intermediate storage, and output of all of these data processes. Because it's one tool for all of these processes, our applications get the benefit of having to need only one SDK to work against.
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    Support Rating

    Microsoft

    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.
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    Google

    We have never used official support from Google for our Google Cloud Storage, but there is plenty of documentation in place already. With a small amount of work, anybody should be able to get started. Once needs get more complicated, there is still documentation from Google, but also plenty of community support for common use cases around the internet.
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    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    overall I was not directly involved but hears the teams were satisfied with the implementation. the teams that used the tool did not encounter major issues, it was as expected with minor issues and bugs that were resolved later. The more significant learning curve was actually starting to use the tool
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    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft

    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
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    Google

    We prefer Google Cloud Storage over Amazon Web Services because of the tools and code integration offered by Google Cloud Storage. We found the Google Cloud Storage toolset to be highly usable and give us the fine-grained control we need for managing digital assets. Ultimately, we chose Google Cloud Storage because we found the API and suitability for code integration with our Java codebase to be impeccable and because we had excellent direct support from the Google Cloud Storage team
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    Return on Investment

    Microsoft

    • Allowed us to store files more cheaply than on-prem.
    • Allowed us to store files securely.
    • Allowed us to transport files with HTTPS easily.
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    Google

    • It has assisted greatly with our ability to share documents/information cross functionally. Especially within our advertising team, we store a large amount of information to assist new hires and refresh current employees.
    • Something that could improve is employees' understanding of how to best utilize Google Cloud Storage. This could improve by implementing a potential training video or tutorial.
    • Overall, Google Storage has been great. I have not used a similar storage product that had the same enterprise level capabilities.
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