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Amazon S3 vs iCloud: 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; iCloud: *A cloud storage and cloud computing service *. Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services.

Amazon S3 and iCloud belong to "Cloud Storage" category of the tech stack.

Decisions about Amazon S3 and iCloud
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.

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Pros of Amazon S3
Pros of iCloud
  • 591
    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
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    Cons of Amazon S3
    Cons of iCloud
    • 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
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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 iCloud?

      Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services.

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon S3 and iCloud?
      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
      Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
      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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