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Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"Technical support is excellent.""This solution is good at storing historical data and we were using it for other purposes.""The stability is very good.""The most valuable features of the Amazon S3 are its ease of use and integration""Amazon S3 is reliable.""The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement.""The most valuable features of Amazon S3 are compatibility and reliability.""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."

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"Nearline is highly stable.""The capacity and space on offer are excellent."

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Cons
"The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy.""Technical support could have a faster response time.""Amazon S3 could improve by being more secure.""It could maybe use more integration.""Amazon S3 could improve the limitation on how much data can be stored.""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.""They could always increase object storage ability.""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."

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"They need a better, more visual, user interface for folders and files.""Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools."

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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."
  • "The price of the Amazon S3 is reasonable. There are not any licensing costs, they have a pay-as-you-use model."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.
    Top Answer:The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing.
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:The capacity and space on offer are excellent.
    Top Answer:I'm not sure about the licensing arrangement. We may pay yearly, however, we may also have negotiated pricing over more of a long term. We do plan to use the product for the long term.
    Top Answer:They need a better, more visual, user interface for folders and files. Right now, you can see a list of five. You need to see some details, more folders, and be able to drag and drop the folders. That… 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.

    A low-cost, highly-durable and highly available storage service for infrequently accessed data, data archiving, online backup and disaster recovery. Data is available instantly, not within hours or days. With sub-second average response times and 1 cent per GB/month pricing, Cloud Storage Nearline gives you terrific performance at a low cost.

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    Sample Customers
    Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company45%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Retailer9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Media Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Retailer6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon S3 is ranked 4th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 18 reviews while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is ranked 13th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. Amazon S3 is rated 9.0, while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 9.6. 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 Nearline writes "One of the top 3 clouds that is easy to use and has excellent capacity". Amazon S3 is most compared with Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Oracle Cloud Object Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Oracle Database Backup Service, whereas Google Cloud Storage Nearline is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Wasabi, Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) and Microsoft Azure Block Storage. See our Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline report.

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