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Azure Storage vs Google Cloud Storage: What are the differences?

What is Azure Storage? Reliable, economical cloud storage for data big and small. 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.

What is Google Cloud Storage? Durable and highly available object storage service. 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.

Azure Storage and Google Cloud Storage belong to "Cloud Storage" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Azure Storage are:

  • Blobs, Tables, Queues, and Files
  • Highly scalable
  • Durable & highly available

On the other hand, Google Cloud Storage provides the following key features:

  • High Capacity and Scalability
  • Strong Data Consistency
  • Google Developers Console Projects

"All-in-one storage solution" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Storage over the competitors, whereas "Scalable" was stated as the key factor in picking Google Cloud Storage.

Evernote, Bugsnag, and Wix are some of the popular companies that use Google Cloud Storage, whereas Azure Storage is used by Microsoft, Starbucks, and Yammer. Google Cloud Storage has a broader approval, being mentioned in 179 company stacks & 74 developers stacks; compared to Azure Storage, which is listed in 82 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.

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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.

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.

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      What are some alternatives to Azure Storage and Google Cloud Storage?
      Azure Redis Cache
      It perfectly complements Azure database services such as Cosmos DB. It provides a cost-effective solution to scale read and write throughput of your data tier. Store and share database query results, session states, static contents, and more using a common cache-aside pattern.
      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
      Azure Cosmos DB
      Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development.
      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.
      Minio
      Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License
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      How developers use Azure Storage and Google Cloud Storage
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      itzMe uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      Amazon / Google... Google / Amazon ... we decided to take the plunge and go for Google Cloud services as their services seem to be a bit more thought through and structured as they have not developed so organically.

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      Matt Welke uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      When creating proofs of concept or small personal projects that are hosted primarily in GCP, this is the object storage service I usually pair them with.

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      Flutter Health Inc. uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      We use Google Cloud Storage to store the images and other files that are added (uploaded) or generated in the Flutter application.

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      Seen on Set uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      We use Azure Blob Storage for hosting all images on the Seen on Set website. These images are then geo-cached using Azure CDN.

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      Foundbite uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      We use Azure Storage to store all foundbite images and sound. Azure Storage is super easy to use and really cheap.

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      CommentBox.io uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      All comments, votes, and other actions live here as a highly-scalable, reliable, multi-region storage solution.

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      Dirk Eisenberg uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      Azure Storage is used as a scalable NoSQL storage to prevent bottlenecks when the amount of data is growing.

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      nextdocdev uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      Storage documents e historicals informations about the documents

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      Yonas B. uses Azure StorageAzure Storage

      I used Azure's blob storage to store large unstructured data.

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      Cirrus Labs uses Google Cloud StorageGoogle Cloud Storage

      Cirrus CI can store build artifacts in Google Cloud Storage

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