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Amazon CloudFront vs Blitline: What are the differences?

Amazon CloudFront: Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds. Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static, streaming, and interactive content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance; Blitline: Image processing in the cloud (cropping, rotating, compositing, filtering). Blitline drastically reduces the amount of work you need to develop an application that does any image processing. Stop rebuilding the same image processing functionality, let us do it for much less than it would cost you to make and support it. Pay for only the image processing time that your jobs use. We believe your images should be YOUR images. We also believe that you should never be "locked in" to using Blitline. The flexibility of the JSON API means you could stub out Blitline later without ever touching your production/deployed code.

Amazon CloudFront and Blitline are primarily classified as "Content Delivery Network" and "Image Processing and Management" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Amazon CloudFront are:

  • Fast- Using a network of edge locations around the world, Amazon CloudFront caches copies of your static content close to viewers, lowering latency when they download your objects and giving you the high, sustained data transfer rates needed to deliver large popular objects to end users at scale.
  • Simple- A single API call lets you get started distributing content from your Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon EC2 instance or other origin server through the Amazon CloudFront network.
  • Designed for use with other Amazon Web Services Amazon CloudFront is designed for use with other Amazon Web Services, including Amazon S3, where you can durably store the definitive versions of your static files, and Amazon EC2, where you can run your application server for dynamically generated content.

On the other hand, Blitline provides the following key features:

  • Industrial Strength- If you are a website that needs to manipulate large numbers of photos, Blitline is your economical solution.
  • Convenient- If you are importing photos from an external service and need to crop, thumbnail, or process them, we are your answer.
  • Versatile- Screenshots, PDFs, animated GIFs, obscure image formats, we are your one stop shop for all of these.
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    Fast
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    Cdn
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    Compatible with other aws services
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    Simple
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    Global
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    Cheap
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    Cost-effective
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    Reliable
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    One stop solution
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    Elastic
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    Object store
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    Cons of Amazon CloudFront
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      UI could use some work
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      Invalidations take so long
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      What is Amazon CloudFront?

      Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static, streaming, and interactive content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance.

      What is Blitline?

      Blitline drastically reduces the amount of work you need to develop an application that does any image processing. Stop rebuilding the same image processing functionality, let us do it for much less than it would cost you to make and support it. Pay for only the image processing time that your jobs use. We believe your images should be YOUR images. We also believe that you should never be "locked in" to using Blitline. The flexibility of the JSON API means you could stub out Blitline later without ever touching your production/deployed code.

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