Amazon EBS vs. Google Cloud Storage vs. Azure Storage

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What is Amazon EBS?

Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage.

What is Google Cloud Storage?

Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.

What is Azure Storage?

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.

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What companies use Amazon EBS?
206 companies on StackShare use Amazon EBS
What companies use Google Cloud Storage?
181 companies on StackShare use Google Cloud Storage
What companies use Azure Storage?
97 companies on StackShare use Azure Storage


What tools integrate with Amazon EBS?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EBS
What tools integrate with Google Cloud Storage?
14 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Cloud Storage
What tools integrate with Azure Storage?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Azure Storage

What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS, Google Cloud Storage, and Azure Storage?

  • Amazon S3 - Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
  • Minio - AWS S3 open source alternative written in Go
  • Rackspace Cloud Files - Store it on Cloud Files, serve it fast on Akamai's CDN
  • DigitalOcean Spaces - Scalable Object Storage on DigitalOcean

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