Azure Storage vs Openstack Swift

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Azure Storage vs Openstack Swift: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Storage as "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. On the other hand, Openstack Swift is detailed as "A distributed object storage system designed to scale from a single machine to thousands of servers". It is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Organizations can use Swift to store lots of data efficiently.

Azure Storage and Openstack Swift can be categorized as "Cloud Storage" tools.

Some of the features offered by Azure Storage are:

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

On the other hand, Openstack Swift provides the following key features:

  • Distributed
  • consistent
  • Object/blob store
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Pros of Azure Storage
Pros of Openstack Swift
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    All-in-one storage solution
  • 15
    Pay only for data used regardless of disk size
  • 9
    Shared drive mapping
  • 2
    Cheapest hot and cloud storage
  • 2
    Cost-effective
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    Cons of Azure Storage
    Cons of Openstack Swift
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      Direct support is not provided by Azure storage
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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 Openstack Swift?

      It is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Organizations can use Swift to store lots of data efficiently.

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      What are some alternatives to Azure Storage and Openstack Swift?
      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.
      OneDrive
      Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
      Dropbox
      Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
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      How developers use Azure Storage and Openstack Swift
      Seen on Set uses
      Azure 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.

      Foundbite uses
      Azure Storage

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

      Dirk Eisenberg uses
      Azure Storage

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

      nextdocdev uses
      Azure Storage

      Storage documents e historicals informations about the documents

      Yonas Tesh uses
      Azure Storage

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