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Amazon S3 Room for Improvement

Nibrask Alambilat Kaniyat - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We need the mapping to Windows. That feature is needed in S3. That feature is in the Azure cloud where we can map it like a drive. We can map the cloud storage to the effort driving our Windows PC. But Amazon is not providing that feature for the S3 solution.

In the next release I would like to see mapping on the Windows machine. In Windows, there are drives right in volumes. We need to map these Amazon S3 storage to the Windows. That usually is available in the Azure. I would like to have that in the Amazon as well.

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Account Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The solution needs to improve test recognition. We need bots to test that are better. It's just not as good as Google, for example.

My main issue is security. If a code is entered incorrectly, it could leave you vulnerable to attack. 

I'd like to see more connections between EC2 and S3.

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Executive Head of Technology at Imbali Customised Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

You need to do some things to make the files and updates immediately accessible. If you don't know those steps, you will wait forever for your updates to take effect or be seen by the public.

That is the only area where a newcomer might get frustrated with hosting on S3. The files are available immediately when they are first deployed, but it takes some time when they make changes if you don't understand the simple procedure you need to follow for it to happen immediately.

The process needed to show updates immediately is a problem. You have to go somewhere to delete whatever is propagated and restart the propagation somehow. That is the only issue that I think they could fix with hosting on S3 as far as websites are concerned.

I would also like S3 to have the ability to do dynamic websites without the need to do reconfigurations outside of S3. You should be able to switch on dynamic websites in S3, and then it works. I shouldn't need to go elsewhere within Amazon Web Services to get a dynamic website to work.

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Amazon S3
September 2022
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CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution could improve by having a simpler way to have the detail size of a file in the CLI to be read or understood easier. Today, it's a little raw in the way the details are presented. You have to make some scripts and some modifications to be able to see the information properly of the size of a given bucket or the size of a file.

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HAPPY BHALLA - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

When we need to find the queries there is no user interface, it is the only textual format that is bulky. If we need some data we will use Athena for queries and we will get results. When comparing this solution to others, such as DataDog, they provide a wonderful UI, and user-friendly dashboards, and many other features that this solution is lacking.

We have found that the query takes too much time to process and it is quite difficult to receive the data.

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Oscar Mejia - PeerSpot reviewer
IT-Services Manager & Solution Architect at Stratis

I don't really have any pain points with this product. There isn't really anything to complain about. It does what we need it to do.

Technical support could have a faster response time. They are a bit slow right now.

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Moses NYOTA - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software and Cloud Engineer at Velocis Technologies LLC

Regarding S3, S2, and E2, all I'd recommend is for pricing to be lower since we can easily overuse them. For example, if a certain resource is left unchecked, you can easily use a lot of it and drive up costs.

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CEO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

The pricing and licensing are pretty complex. It needs to be simplified. 

They have no development environment. That means that even during the development time, we are paying.

The initial setup can be a bit complex.

It would be helpful if there were more templates available. 

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Darshan Divekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Manager -Information Technology at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

Amazon S3 could improve the load balancers. They are very basic compared to other solutions in the industry, such as F5. It has to be able to be analyzed up to a certain level. 

The basic features need some improvement, users should not have to use any third-party solutions, Amazon S3 should provide those particular features. The feature at present does not suffice most of the requirements of an enterprise-class organization.

The security could improve in Amazon S3. I am not seeing any value in the solution in security.

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VinayKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Data Engineer at Seven Lakes Enterprises, Inc.

File versioning could be improved and I'd like to see some additional security features.

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Vipin Garg - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Multitechservers

The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy. This is because there are multiple, additional ways. If I want to store data for one month, they have the option to Glacier over it. With Glacier, you have addition policies for one year or four years. The option will not be there. So you would need to use a UI process over it.

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Shaamil Ashraff - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect - Database Administration at Mitra Innovation

We would like Amazon to reduce the price of storage. 

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Murat Gultekin - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant - Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Maybe it could be a bit cheaper. There are many people using it or willing to use it, and the data size is increasing. It is reasonable at the beginning, however, then it is starting to get a bit expensive as the data size is increasing incredibly. It is getting more expensive.

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AtulSharma2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Architect at Lloyds Banking Group PLC

Amazon S3 could improve the performance reports. It would be a benefit if they were more comprehensive.

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Associate Member Of Technical Staff at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

Amazon S3 could improve some of the features, such as indexing, or we should have more information about all the data stored in a single place. This way we can see what data resides where instead of going in different buckets, file locations manually, or searching. An index would be nice, allowing us to directly go to a location to use the date.

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Shaban AL-Ahmad - PeerSpot reviewer

Whatever enhancement they could include in terms of object storage and limitations, would be an improvement. There is a five terabyte limitation size, and in today's world with the data size doubling all the time, anything extra would be helpful. We really need a very, very huge file system, a big data system to accommodate all this content. 

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Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

It could maybe use more integration. 

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KishorAhire - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Technical Lead at Tieto Sweden AB

You do need to get training on the setup process. It's not straightforward. 

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Bussiness Data Enigineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's difficult to say because I've only been working with it for six months.

The installation could be more straightforward for inexperienced users.

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Senior Database Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Amazon S3 could improve by being more secure.

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Senior Systems Engineer at Dimension Data

Amazon S3 could improve the limitation on how much data can be stored.

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Zeev Snir - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Lead Practice Architect at Ness Technologies

Amazon S3 needs to simplify the backup features.

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Tanmoy Prasad - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Information Technology at Unitech Ltd

Amazon S3 can improve by decreasing the overall costs.

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VamsiMohan - PeerSpot reviewer

Amazon S3 could improve by providing some type of storage notification.

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MiodragMilojevic - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Archirect at Telenor

Amazon S3's unit of measure for expansion should be smaller.

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Buyer's Guide
Amazon S3
September 2022
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