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Amazon S3

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What is Amazon S3?

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.

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  • Management dashboard (8)
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What is Amazon S3?

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.

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Product Details

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a cloud-based object storage service from Amazon Web Services. It offers scalability, data availability, security, and performance. It provides great utility for storage management and monitoring, access management and security, data querying, and data transfer.

It is suitable for businesses or organizations of any size to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. Amazon S3 provides management features for organizing data and configuring access controls to meet business, organizational, and compliance requirements.


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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.

Reviewers rate Retention options highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Amazon S3 are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Amazon S3 integrates way better with other AWS services and tools, making it the quick choice for your AWS based application. Furthermore, the pricing for Amazon S3 is very competitive and it has all the security and access capabilities to enable your application.
Google solution is more tailored for GCP applications and the pricing model is more complex than AWS. Cloudflare has some interesting new features but they can get expensive when scaling. Lack a few features of storage management that Amazon S3 has.
DigitalOcean Spaces is limited in availability zones which is an enterprise disaster recovery risk. It is also basic lacking a lot of advanced features that Amazon S3 provides (management, granular access control, etc.)
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Pricing and Cost Structure are best:Amazon S3:Offers multiple storage classes: Standard, Intelligent-Tiering, Standard-IA (Infrequent Access), One Zone-IA, Glacier, and Glacier Deep Archive while other were costly and figuring out the monthly costs were difficult. The community for AWS is better for help and assistance in any roadblocks when compared to other service providers.


Michael Weisel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Amazon S3 has so much other functionality than it's competitors with so many more use cases. We use One Drive, Drop Box, Teams, Google Drive and other products for basic file sharing while working with partners and clients but that's kind of the extent of those products. S3 has so many additional use cases that have helped us not just stay organized but save us money.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
More robust and feature rich. Also more cost effective. However, the other options do lend themselves to be better at user friendliness. But if your technological and willing to look up help in the support knowledgebase you will do just fine and get a better product at better pricing.
January 18, 2024

A true view on S3

Pankaj Choudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
When we were implementation the solution of our issue then we find Azure and Google Cloud Storage platforms but we were unable to find the proper documentation for the platform as compared to S3, So we moved to S3 and discarded the other options. Cost wise there are only some minor difference.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is the only AWS offering for object storage. DynamoDB is fantastic for unstructured data but does not handle object storage. The relational database service (RDS) is excellent but only applies to use cases with structured table data, and does not store objects either. EBS is elastic block storage which is used for operating systems. It could store objects but is not the right solution.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
S3 is still being used within our org but we have dialed it back heavily due to the inexpensive competing product CloudFlare offers. CloudFlare is basically free for the same functionality and the company has matured to the point where it is reliable and scalable, plus CDN distribution is their bread and butter on top of that. If we were starting over today I'd start with CloudFlare.
Score 10 out of 10
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ResellerIncentivized
All other alternatives are also good but as our infrastructure was on AWS, Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) was a better choice due to its better integration with other AWS services. It was serving the purpose in an economical way. All of our needs were being fulfilled by that tool so went with that.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Amazon S3 is the business driving arrangement by Amazon Web Services. It has answers for all startup's and huge venture. The expense viability is one reason that I have chosen the Amazon S3 over other
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We are an AWS shop, thus it is much easier to use with other AWS services. It may not always be the cheapest but once you are in AWS if you can decouple your apps and use this as one of your services it will certainly make developer's life easier and admin life easier.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Incentivized
S3 is the most mature simple storage service on the web. It has direct competitors from Google and Azure, as well as a bunch of other competitors that focus on different aspects. For example, Backblaze specializes on file backups, and while s3 can also be used for that, Backblaze provides a better price point in exchange for more focused functionality. S3 really shines in that it performs simple things astonishingly well, while also being flexible enough to stretch itself to other situations (data lakes, file mounts, backup/restores systems, web hosting, etc.).
Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We had already decided to use Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) for other compute services, so it made sense to use Amazon for blob storage as well. By using the same cloud vendor, we can more easily integrate between AWS services like Cloudfront. Blob storage is essentially a commodity business, and S3 does not offer anything specific to us to drive adoption aside from the simplicity of integration.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Amazon S3 provides a variety of tools for uploading short and large objects to the cloud. AWS S3 is a key-value store, one of the major categories of NoSQL databases used for accumulating voluminous, mutating, unstructured, or semistructured data. S3 object retrieval is fast. S3 stored objects are safe under AWS infrastructure.
April 14, 2021

S3 is a must!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
They're both great. I really don't know the differences, but both have the same basic set of features, in my opinion. But, S3 is widely know as a greater tool, safer, and much easier. Also, it's used by and compatible with a lot of applications around the world. That made us decide using S3.
James Hilton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The main differences are that S3 files can be accessed publicly without having an account on the service so it is suitable for website assets, but the other services have desktop hard drive syncing applications so they are more suitable for sharing files to other staff in the company.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Google Cloud Storage provides many of the same features as Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), but they differ quite a bit in the database integrations they provide. The main reason we had to use Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is because our main infrastructure cloud provider was AWS and our applications were integrated to the specific DBs that pulled data from Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), such as AWS Redshift, which AWS provided.
Mark Nowowiejski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
AWS probably has the most difficult UI to learn but it's the far better service.
Google is probably second but it has storage limitations and there are some security concerns (still a good tool for collaboration)
The Microsoft products are the worst IMO. They're slow and have the poorest UX. Microsoft Teams/One Drive are especially cumbersome when it comes to managing large files (Video)
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