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We performed a comparison between Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Public Cloud Storage Services solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Amazon S3 vs. Amazon S3 Glacier Report (Updated: September 2023).
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"The tool helps us with data backup storage of payment files and helps us avoid issues with clients when we miss the data. For instance, in the payment file of my Google client, you can find details of one-to-one transactions like the payment information on the file header, payment ID, payment client ID, group headers, etc. We get these details into the file format of ISO which is the accepted format at JP Morgan & Chase. Once we get the file format, we process it through S3.""The stability is very good.""I've also used Azure's tool, and S3 is far more stable I haven't seen the same issues on AWS that I'm having on Azure. Amazon CloudFront is way faster. The websites are loading way faster than when you do it on Azure CDN.""The scalability of Amazon S3 is good.""Amazon S3 is a stable solution.""The most valuable features of Amazon S3 are the global availability, resiliency, and ease of access control.""The most valuable feature of Amazon S3 is the data transfer acceleration because it can enable fast, easy, and secure data transfer.""The most valuable features of Amazon S3 are the accuracy and the life cycle policies, which help when moving from Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier."

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"We save money with the product.""The main advantage of Glacier is its low cost. It is incredibly cheaper than other storage options, especially for objects you don't access frequently. Glacier would add value if you have a staging area for objects you only need to access occasionally. Since we have data in terabytes between S3 buckets, we can significantly reduce our storage and cost footprint by using Glacier.""AWS Lambda is the most valuable part of the solution because it gives you a code interface for everything.""Amazon S3 Glacier is a very cheap storage, where we store infrequently used data.""The solution is easy to use.""The pricing is low, and it's dedicated to archiving is valuable to us.""The product automatically replicates objects from a S3 bucket in one region to another bucket in a different region.""The tool is simple to use and not very expensive."

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"Amazon S3 could improve by providing some type of storage notification.""Amazon S3 should have more frequent updates.""The read drive speed is not as fast as it should be.""The solution's cost should be improved.""The solution's pricing should be modified to automatically expand storage based on prior usage.""The solution needs to improve test recognition.""Amazon S3 needs to simplify the backup features.""The solution's data transfer speed could be improved."

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"The stability must be improved.""There is room for improvement in handling GDPR compliance better. GDPR is about personal data protection and retention. It would be great if S3 Glacier could handle compliance items related to this, especially with upcoming legislation like the California law, which restricts data storage time and allows users to request data deletion.""The solution's dashboard is a bit complicated and could be improved.""The product’s pricing must be improved.""The product takes more time to secure data when the bandwidth is low.""The user experience must be improved.""A couple of times, we faced outage issues that caused us problems.""Their pricing structure is always a big topic. It's so difficult to understand."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of the Amazon S3 is low. The license model is based on what you use."
  • "The price of Amazon S3 depends on various variables. However, the price overall is fair."
  • "The price of Amazon S3 could be less expensive."
  • "The license of Amazon S3 is based on volume, capacity, and time. The overall price of the solution could improve. The support has to be added if you want it at an additional cost."
  • "The price of Amazon S3 is competitive with other solutions."
  • "I have seen the pricing on AWS, but I believe it's a discount price for organizations."
  • "The cost of Amazon S3 is good. The pricing model is based on the usage of the solution."
  • "There is a license to use Amazon S3."
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  • "The solution is cost-effective."
  • "The product is cheap."
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier is expensive."
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier is a cost-effective solution for archiving."
  • "The pricing must be improved."
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier is very cheap, but the cost becomes a concern when you have a very large amount of data."
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier has good pricing."
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier has a good pricing point, and you pay for what's being used."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Amazon S3 is the data transfer acceleration because it can enable fast, easy, and secure data transfer.
    Top Answer:While storing data in Amazon S3 is relatively inexpensive, there are costs associated with retrieving or transferring data across continents. Connecting Amazon S3 with real-time applications can… more »
    Top Answer:The solution's cost should be improved. The solution's performance needs to increase for small objects. Amazon S3 is excellent for large projects, but its performance can be comparatively slower for… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon's S3 Glacier or Elastic Block Store data storage software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Amazon's S3 Glacier, which… more »
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    Also Known As
    S3, Simple Storage Service
    Amazon Glacier
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    Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

    Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

    Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. Customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.007 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions. To keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

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    Sample Customers
    Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
    King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify,, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company35%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Real Estate/Law Firm12%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Educational Organization65%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Manufacturing Company3%
    Computer Software Company43%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Educational Organization29%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise69%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise37%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon S3 vs. Amazon S3 Glacier
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 vs. Amazon S3 Glacier and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Amazon S3 is ranked 2nd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 52 reviews while Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 6th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 17 reviews. Amazon S3 is rated 8.8, while Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "Deploys in minutes, easily scalable, and extremely stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon S3 Glacier writes "A powerful hosting service with an extensive code interface". Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Microsoft Azure File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Google Cloud Storage and Wasabi, whereas Amazon S3 Glacier is most compared with Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud Storage Nearline, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Wasabi and Amazon EFS (Elastic File System). See our Amazon S3 vs. Amazon S3 Glacier report.

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