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Pros
"When it comes to valuable features, ease of use would be number one."

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"The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.""Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.""This solution is good at storing historical data and we were using it for other purposes.""The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement.""The main aspect we like is that it's been easy to use.""It is easy to manage and easy to understand.""Some of the most valuable features are how convenient and easy to use S3 is. It's nicely integrated with AWS and is available on the AWS console.""Enables content sharing by multiple users."

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Cons
"I think performance can be improved."

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"The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing.""When we need to find the queries there is no user interface, it is the only textual format that is bulky. If we need some data we will use Athena for queries and we will get results. When comparing this solution to others, such as DataDog, they provide a wonderful UI, and user-friendly dashboards, and many other features that this solution is lacking.""It could maybe use more integration.""The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy.""We need the mapping to Windows. That feature is needed in S3. That feature is in the Azure cloud where we can map it like a drive. We can map the cloud storage to the effort driving our Windows PC. But Amazon is not providing that feature for the S3 solution.""They could always increase object storage ability.""Technical support could have a faster response time.""The pricing and licensing are pretty complex."

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  • "What I want Amazon to do is lower the price."
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  • "The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing."
  • "The cost of storage is cheap. However, the cost to have a better interface can get expensive. We are using Athena for this purpose and if we did some heavy queries the cost will start adding up. When the Athena query is running, it will scan the bucket and they charge for how many GBs we are going to scan. The function of scanning has a lot of costs attached to it, this is a negative point."
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon's S3 Glacier or Elastic Block Store data storage software was the better fit for us. We decided to go with Amazon's S3 Glacier, which… more »
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    Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.
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    The licensing is pay as you go, and I'm happy with the pricing.
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    The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy. This is because there are multiple, additional ways. If I want… more »
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    Also Known As
    S3, Simple Storage Service
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    Overview

    Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud.  Each Amazon EBS volume is automatically replicated within its Availability Zone to protect you from component failure, offering high availability and durability. Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes – all while paying a low price for only what you provision.

    Amazon Simple Storage Service is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

    Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.

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    Sample Customers
    Bazaar Voice, Crowd Strike, Adobe, Gamevil, Hess, CopperEgg, TotalJobs Group, SuperCell, Dropcam, Unilever
    Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Media Company11%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Media Company8%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is ranked 13th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Amazon S3 is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 8 reviews. Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is rated 8.0, while Amazon S3 is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) writes "Robust block-storage service that's easy to use and accessible from anywhere". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "Secure, scalable, and easy to manage and understand". Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is most compared with Microsoft Azure Block Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Oracle Cloud Object Storage and Microsoft Azure File Storage, whereas Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure File Storage and Google Cloud Storage.

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