Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Amazon EFS

83
69
+ 1
0
Amazon S3

40K
28.3K
+ 1
2K
Add tool

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.

Decisions about Amazon EFS and Amazon S3
Gabriel Pa

We offer our customer HIPAA compliant storage. After analyzing the market, we decided to go with Google Storage. The Nodejs API is ok, still not ES6 and can be very confusing to use. For each new customer, we created a different bucket so they can have individual data and not have to worry about data loss. After 1000+ customers we started seeing many problems with the creation of new buckets, with saving or retrieving a new file. Many false positive: the Promise returned ok, but in reality, it failed.

That's why we switched to S3 that just works.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Amazon EFS
Pros of Amazon S3
    Be the first to leave a pro
    • 589
      Reliable
    • 492
      Scalable
    • 456
      Cheap
    • 328
      Simple & easy
    • 83
      Many sdks
    • 29
      Logical
    • 12
      Easy Setup
    • 11
      1000+ POPs
    • 9
      REST API
    • 5
      Secure
    • 3
      Easy
    • 2
      Web UI for uploading files
    • 2
      Plug and play
    • 1
      GDPR ready
    • 1
      Flexible
    • 1
      Faster on response
    • 1
      Plug-gable
    • 1
      Easy to use
    • 1
      Easy integration with CloudFront

    Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

    Cons of Amazon EFS
    Cons of Amazon S3
      Be the first to leave a con
      • 7
        Permissions take some time to get right
      • 6
        Takes time/work to organize buckets & folders properly
      • 5
        Requires a credit card
      • 3
        Complex to set up

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      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

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      What companies use Amazon EFS?
      What companies use Amazon S3?
      See which teams inside your own company are using Amazon EFS or Amazon S3.
      Sign up for Private StackShareLearn More

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with Amazon EFS?
      What tools integrate with Amazon S3?

      Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

      Blog Posts

      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.
      Dropbox
      Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
      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.
      Filerobot
      It offers performant and scalable Digital Asset Management. Store, Process and Accelerate Images, Videos, JS, CSS and Static Content across the World on any Web application.
      See all alternatives