Amazon EFS vs Amazon S3

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Amazon EFS vs Amazon S3: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon EFS as "Simple, scalable, and reliable file storage for the AWS Cloud". 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. On the other hand, Amazon S3 is detailed as "Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web". 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.

Amazon EFS and Amazon S3 are primarily classified as "Cloud File Storage" and "Cloud Storage" tools respectively.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon S3 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3235 company stacks & 1616 developers stacks; compared to Amazon EFS, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is 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
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon EFS and Amazon S3?
      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.
      CloudApp
      Provider of enterprise file sharing and screen grab technology. It's used by designers, builders, thought-leaders, and influencers to collaborate faster.
      Google Cloud Filestore
      Cloud Filestore is a managed file storage service for applications that require a filesystem interface and a shared filesystem for data. Filestore gives users a simple, native experience for standing up managed Network Attached Storage (NAS) with their Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes Engine instances. The ability to fine-tune Filestore’s performance and capacity independently leads to predictably fast performance for your file-based workloads.
      Nextcloud
      It is an open source, self-hosted file share and communication platform. Access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & communicate and collaborate across your devices.
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      Review ofAmazon S3Amazon S3

      Insanely low prices, quite easy to use, and they're fast. Plus they provide great support. And they're integrated with other AWS services, like CloudFront.

      Seriously, this is the best service of it's kind out there.

      How developers use Amazon EFS and Amazon S3
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      CloudRepo uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      We store the software components that CloudRepo stores for its customers here for the following reasons:

      • Data is Encrypted at Rest
      • Data is stored across multiple physical locations
      • Pricing is competitive
      • Reliability is industry leading and our customers need to be able to access their data at all times list text here
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      Yelp uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      In October 2008 we moved to using scribe (now a custom branch), which has served us very well over the past 5+ years that we’ve been using it. We take the logs scribe aggregates and move them into Amazon S3 for storage, which makes using EMR on AWS seamless.

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      cloak.ly uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      S3 serves as zero-knowledge temporary storage. Files are encrypted in the browser before being uploaded in chunks to S3. When the target recipient downloads them the chunks are reassembled and decrypted in the browser. Files expire after a week and the encrypted chunks are permanently deleted from S3.

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      CloudRepo uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      Since we generate a static website for our website, AWS S3 provides hosting for us so that we don't have to run our own servers just to serve up static content.

      The pricing is great as you only pay for what you use.

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      Tana uses Amazon S3Amazon S3

      This object storage is always evolving and getting harder to explain. We use it for 1) hosting every static websites, 2) datalake to store every transaction and 3) query with Athena / S3 Select.

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