Amazon S3 vs Cloudinary

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Amazon S3 vs Cloudinary: What are the differences?

Amazon S3: 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; Cloudinary: An end-to-end image & video management solution for your web and mobile applications. Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.

Amazon S3 belongs to "Cloud Storage" category of the tech stack, while Cloudinary can be primarily classified under "Image Processing and Management".

Some of the features offered by Amazon S3 are:

  • Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 terabytes of data each. The number of objects you can store is unlimited.
  • Each object is stored in a bucket and retrieved via a unique, developer-assigned key.
  • A bucket can be stored in one of several Regions. You can choose a Region to optimize for latency, minimize costs, or address regulatory requirements. Amazon S3 is currently available in the US Standard, US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), South America (Sao Paulo), and GovCloud (US) Regions. The US Standard Region automatically routes requests to facilities in Northern Virginia or the Pacific Northwest using network maps.

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

  • Upload images to a cloud-based storage
  • Upload video to cloud-based storage
  • Automatic backup and revision tracking

"Reliable" is the top reason why over 589 developers like Amazon S3, while over 34 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Cloudinary.

Airbnb, Spotify, and Netflix are some of the popular companies that use Amazon S3, whereas Cloudinary is used by ebay, Myntra, and Movielala. Amazon S3 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3235 company stacks & 1615 developers stacks; compared to Cloudinary, which is listed in 115 company stacks and 39 developer stacks.

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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 Cloudinary?

Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.
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    What are some alternatives to Amazon S3 and Cloudinary?
    Amazon Glacier
    In order to keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. With Amazon Glacier, customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.01 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions.
    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.
    Amazon EC2
    It is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
    Google Drive
    The Drive SDK gives you a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help you develop apps that integrate with Drive. The core functionality of Drive apps is to download and upload files in Google Drive. However, the Drive SDK provides a lot more than just storage.
    Microsoft Azure
    Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
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    Reviews of Amazon S3 and Cloudinary
    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.

    Review ofCloudinaryCloudinary

    My website is https://cyberindia.in and I manage 95% of my images in cloudinary and I am happy slowly I will move all my images to cloudinary and become more happy :D . On a serious note Cloudinary Rocks ...

    Review ofCloudinaryCloudinary

    The art of technologies and delivering power potential with a huge flexibility makes cloudinary stand out in the crowd.

    How developers use Amazon S3 and Cloudinary
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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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    Ana Phi Sancho uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    Uploaded files are stored in the cloud and immediately made accessible. To transform, optimize and manage images and videos.The Future of Content Delivery and Management.Optimizing Video with Cloudinary and the HTML5 videoPlayer. https://cloudinary.com

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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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    papaver uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    we used this as our image hosting site at talenthouse. helped the cloundinary team with the video integration as we were one of the first users. also helped patch the cloudinary scala library.

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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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    Hunt Norment uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    4 years of experience with Cloudinary for cloud-based image processing and CDN.

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    Coolfront Technologies uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    Used in Coolfront Mobile to store logos.

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    Hacknocraft uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    Image hosting and storage

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