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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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.
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.
We use Google Cloud Storage to store the images and other files that are added (uploaded) or generated in the Flutter application.
We use Azure Blob Storage for hosting all images on the Seen on Set website. These images are then geo-cached using Azure CDN.
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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Azure Storage is used as a scalable NoSQL storage to prevent bottlenecks when the amount of data is growing.