Amazon Athena vs Azure Storage: What are the differences?
Amazon Athena: Query S3 Using SQL. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run; Azure Storage: Reliable, economical cloud storage for data big and small. Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.
Amazon Athena can be classified as a tool in the "Big Data Tools" category, while Azure Storage is grouped under "Cloud Storage".
"Use SQL to analyze CSV files" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon Athena over the competitors, whereas "All-in-one storage solution" was stated as the key factor in picking Azure Storage.
According to the StackShare community, Azure Storage has a broader approval, being mentioned in 82 company stacks & 42 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Athena, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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We use Azure Blob Storage for hosting all images on the Seen on Set website. These images are then geo-cached using Azure CDN.
We use Azure Storage to store all foundbite images and sound. Azure Storage is super easy to use and really cheap.
Azure Storage is used as a scalable NoSQL storage to prevent bottlenecks when the amount of data is growing.