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Pros
"We like that the price is cheaper.""I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower."

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"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 product is very easy to use.""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.""You can easily access your data whenever you need it.""It's easy to deploy, easy to scale up, and pay-as-you-go.""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.""It is easy to integrate with applications."

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Cons
"The response times could be faster. When you are with Amazon and use Glacier, you expect a response time between four to seven hours to retrieve the data.""I would like to see the retrieval time reduced."

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"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.""The folder search capabilities are not really up to par.""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.""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.""There are some space limitations.""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.""It should be easier to deploy."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Amazon S3 Glacier is much cheaper than competing products."
  • "There is no license, you pay for what you use."
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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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    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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    I like the price. If you compare Glacier to others, the prices in terms of what you store beyond retention are much lower.
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    The response times could be faster. When you are with Amazon and use Glacier, you expect a response time between four to seven hours to retrieve the data. People will want to keep the content for a… more »
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    We are currently using it for POC. It is not yet live. The data storage is pulling the data. We have the latest version of this solution.
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    Amazon Glacier
    MS Azure Block Storage
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    Overview

    Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. Customers can reliably store large or small amounts of data for as little as $0.007 per gigabyte per month, a significant savings compared to on-premises solutions. To keep costs low, Amazon Glacier is optimized for infrequently accessed data where a retrieval time of several hours is suitable.

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    Store and help protect your data. Get durable, highly available data storage across the globe and pay only for what you use.

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    King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
    Mazda, BlinkBox, Rakuten Showtime, Xbox One, Serko, ChronoDrive
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    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise22%
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    Amazon S3 Glacier is ranked 10th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is ranked 9th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 7 reviews. Amazon S3 Glacier is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Block Storage is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 Glacier writes "A cost-effective cloud storage service with good support". 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 S3 Glacier is most compared with Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Wasabi, Google Cloud Storage Nearline and Microsoft Azure File Storage, whereas Microsoft Azure Block Storage is most compared with Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store), Wasabi, Azure NetApp Files, Zadara and Google Cloud Storage Nearline. See our Amazon S3 Glacier vs. Microsoft Azure Block Storage report.

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