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

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"You can easily access your data whenever you need it.""It has easy versioning. The versioning is amenable to any changes. It also has great security. It can only be accessed through an API, and only the requested users can access it. It is optimized for data lakes and comprehensive data management.""The data lake is invaluable. We also use Microsoft SQL in terms of structuring the data and getting into a position where it could be useful to support reporting. We Databricks for data science. We incorporated Databricks with that as well.""The product is very easy to use.""It's easy to deploy, easy to scale up, and pay-as-you-go.""It is easy to integrate with applications.""The tier feature in V2 is the most valuable feature of this solution. It enables you to move your storage from hot tier to cold tier into archive tier."

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"I think performance can be improved."

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"The folder search capabilities are not really up to par.""One of the biggest challenges on Azure infrastructure is that sometimes we don't get what we want. Either we have to wait for it or contact support because something is not working for us... It's the system availability that is the difficult point.""There are some space limitations.""It should be easier to deploy.""We need to do versioning each and every time, that is, check-in and check-out. If a person forgets to do that, then there could be an issue in the replacement of that particular object in the storage. It will be great if it can be automatically managed.""We don't delete the other tools from the folder directly. There's no folder deletion option in Azure Block Storage. It would be nice if they could update this.""In terms of improvement, it could use better integration with non-propriety tools. Azure pushes you down a data factory road for integrations but data factory isn't always a scalable, viable solution, particularly when using large numbers ofconnections to IoT solutions.""Uploading of data could be improved. Currently, the only way you can upload your data is by using their storage explorer. You need to use a command line to do that. Then, maybe you can go online and you can use their explorer to check to see if it's there. If they had a third-party application to handle the upload, it would be better. Many people aren't familiar with command lines for uploading data. It makes it more difficult for many users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "What I want Amazon to do is lower the price."
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  • "For the first 50DB, they cost around $50. It's an open solution for everybody. Anybody can go to the Microsoft website and they can get the pricing for it. But the first 50GB of data is a default rate and then it increases for the next 500GB or something like that. It is a pay as you go solution. The more you use, the more you pay. That's normally how you pay for any cloud solutions."
  • "In terms of pricing, Azure is quite cheaper than AWS. However, I have recently read that Oracle Cloud Generation 2 storage is quite cheaper than Azure. I haven't used it yet. We need to look at a customer's requirements, and, based on that, we can suggest the storage. You can save at least 20% with Azure as compared to AWS, which is quite costly."
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    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Bazaar Voice, Crowd Strike, Adobe, Gamevil, Hess, CopperEgg, TotalJobs Group, SuperCell, Dropcam, Unilever
    Mazda, BlinkBox, Rakuten Showtime, Xbox One, Serko, ChronoDrive
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Media Company11%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Media Company9%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise22%
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    Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is ranked 13th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 1 review while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is ranked 9th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 7 reviews. Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is rated 7.8. 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 Microsoft Azure Block Storage writes "Blob storage that is easy to use but is becoming obsolete with its company's new releases". Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Oracle Cloud Object Storage, NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Amazon S3, whereas Microsoft Azure Block Storage is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Wasabi, Azure NetApp Files, Zadara and Google Cloud Storage Nearline.

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