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Amazon EBS vs OpenEBS: What are the differences?

What is Amazon EBS? Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. 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 OpenEBS? Cloud native storage for containerized workloads. OpenEBS allows you to treat your persistent workload containers, such as DBs on containers, just like other containers. OpenEBS itself is deployed as just another container on your host.

Amazon EBS and OpenEBS belong to "Cloud Storage" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Amazon EBS are:

  • Amazon EBS allows you to create storage volumes from 1 GB to 1 TB that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Multiple volumes can be mounted to the same instance.
  • Amazon EBS enables you to provision a specific level of I/O performance if desired, by choosing a Provisioned IOPS volume. This allows you to predictably scale to thousands of IOPS per Amazon EC2 instance.
  • Storage volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices, with user supplied device names and a block device interface. You can create a file system on top of Amazon EBS volumes, or use them in any other way you would use a block device (like a hard drive).

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

  • Open source
  • Block Storage
  • dynamic and static PV/PVC provisioning

"Point-in-time snapshots" is the top reason why over 34 developers like Amazon EBS, while over 2 developers mention "Great support on Slack" as the leading cause for choosing OpenEBS.

OpenEBS is an open source tool with 5.73K GitHub stars and 626 GitHub forks. Here's a link to OpenEBS's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Amazon EBS
Pros of OpenEBS
  • 36
    Point-in-time snapshots
  • 27
    Data reliability
  • 19
    Configurable i/o performance
  • 7
    Great support on Slack
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 6
    Open source
  • 5
    Container attached storage
  • 5
    In user space
  • 3
    Cloud native storage
  • 3
    Large community
  • 3
    Everything in OpenEBS is a Kubernetes CR
  • 2
    CNCF Project

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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 OpenEBS?

OpenEBS allows you to treat your persistent workload containers, such as DBs on containers, just like other containers. OpenEBS itself is deployed as just another container on your host.

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What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS and OpenEBS?
Amazon EFS
Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files.
Amazon S3
Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
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.
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.
Minio
Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License
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