Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage vs. Azure Storage

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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

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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    How much does Amazon S3 cost?
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    What companies use Amazon S3?
    2714 companies on StackShare use Amazon S3
    What companies use Google Cloud Storage?
    123 companies on StackShare use Google Cloud Storage
    What companies use Azure Storage?
    73 companies on StackShare use Azure Storage


    What tools integrate with Amazon S3?
    80 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon S3
    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 S3, Google Cloud Storage, and Azure Storage?

    • Amazon EBS - Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances.
    • 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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