AWS Import/Export vs Stormpath: What are the differences?
AWS Import/Export: Transfer your data directly onto and off of storage devices using Amazon’s internal network and bypassing the Internet. Import/Export supports importing and exporting data into and out of Amazon S3 buckets. For significant data sets, AWS Import/Export is often faster than Internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading your connectivity; Stormpath: User Management and Authentication for Developers. Stormpath is an authentication and user management service that helps development teams quickly and securely build web and mobile applications and services.
AWS Import/Export belongs to "Data Transfer" category of the tech stack, while Stormpath can be primarily classified under "User Management and Authentication".
Some of the features offered by AWS Import/Export are:
- Data Migration – If you have data you need to upload into the AWS cloud for the first time, AWS Import/Export is often much faster than transferring that data via the Internet.
- Content Distribution – Send data to your customers on portable storage devices.
- Direct Data Interchange – If you regularly receive content on portable storage devices from your business associates, you can have them send it directly to AWS for import into Amazon S3 or Amazon EBS.
On the other hand, Stormpath provides the following key features:
- User Authentication as a Service
- Authorization – Easily model and manage your data, including pre-built roles
- Flexible User Profiles