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Pros
"The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.""The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement.""Enables content sharing by multiple users.""This solution is good at storing historical data and we were using it for other purposes.""Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.""The main aspect we like is that it's been easy to use.""Some of the most valuable features are how convenient and easy to use S3 is. It's nicely integrated with AWS and is available on the AWS console.""It is easy to manage and easy to understand."

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"It's a stable enough solution.""The solution operates in the background and it is attached to my Gmail account. When I download files to my phone, such as pictures, they automatically go to Google Cloud Storage.""It's easy to use.""The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Storage is the filter option. You can search with some artificial intelligence kinds of features. For example, if I search for a beach, it'll show me all the beach-related pictures, which I took five or ten years before. So this is a cool feature that I've seen. They give as many features as they can to make it better, so I'm happy with this solution.""The solution is easy to use.""One of the most valuable features of the solution is its ease of use.""It's user-friendly. We find it to be very easy to use.""The most valuable features are the ease and accessibility of information."

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Cons
"Technical support could have a faster response time.""The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing.""The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy.""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.""The pricing and licensing are pretty complex.""It could maybe use more integration.""They could always increase object storage ability.""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."

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"This solution could be improved by increasing integration with other tools, like Microsoft.""Google Cloud Storage could be improved by increasing the drive capacity.""The solution could improve by adding an automatic removal of duplications feature.""Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers different kinds of tools such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.""There are inefficiencies with cache when the names are sequencing.""The solution should improve its security and accountability.""Google Cloud Storage could be improved if they provided more free storage for free accounts.""They need more enhancements in the security features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing."
  • "The cost of storage is cheap. However, the cost to have a better interface can get expensive. We are using Athena for this purpose and if we did some heavy queries the cost will start adding up. When the Athena query is running, it will scan the bucket and they charge for how many GBs we are going to scan. The function of scanning has a lot of costs attached to it, this is a negative point."
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  • "Better pricing would be helpful."
  • "Its price is fine."
  • "It's about nearly $10,000 USD to use the services on GCP, however, Google gave us a good deal which is why we originally went with them."
  • "The solution is free."
  • "They have recently changed their pricing structures, it used to be free but now it is a paid service. However, I am on a monthly subscription and the price is reasonable."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
  • "The price of the license could be cheaper. We are on an annual subscription."
  • "I pay a yearly subscription fee."
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    Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.
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    The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing.
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    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… more »
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    Its security should be better from the data security point of view. It should be more secure, and it should get tightly integrated with products such as Google Docs and Google Sheets. Microsoft covers… more »
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    Also Known As
    S3, Simple Storage Service
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    Overview

    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.

    Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

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    Sample Customers
    Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
    Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Media Company8%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Educational Organization13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Media Company6%
    Government4%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Amazon S3 is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 8 reviews while Google Cloud Storage is ranked 3rd in Public Cloud Storage Services with 24 reviews. Amazon S3 is rated 9.0, while Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "Secure, scalable, and easy to manage and understand". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Easy to use and scalable with excellent technical support". Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure File Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Zadara, whereas Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Microsoft Azure File Storage, Huawei FusionStorage and AT&T Cloud Storage. See our Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage report.

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