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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"This solution is good at storing historical data and we were using it for other purposes.""Enables content sharing by multiple users.""Amazon S3 has multiple types of data detection. You can store data on a monthly basis, yearly basis, and long term basis.""The most valuable features are unlimited storage, scalability, and performance.""The initial setup is not difficult or overly complex. It's very straightforward and easy to implement.""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.""The main aspect we like is that it's been easy to use."

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"Nearline is highly stable.""Google is always introducing new features and tends to have a new release every month."

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Cons
"The security model can be improved as it is a bit confusing.""Technical support could have a faster response time.""They could always increase object storage ability.""It could maybe use more integration.""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.""The pricing and licensing are pretty complex.""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.""The only pain point is migrating the life cycle policy because if someone is a newbie, they cannot easily create the life cycle policy."

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"Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools.""The solution needs to offer better System Information and Event Management (SEIM). I'd like to discover how we could implement something like that within Google's cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Right now, for the number of servers and the storage that I have, I would say I'm charged between $125 and $150 per month."
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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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    Nearline security could be better. The solution could integrate better with SEIM tools. We need to improve anything related to security, whether we're talking about IT, the technology platform on the… more »
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    Also Known As
    S3, Simple Storage Service
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    Overview

    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.

    A low-cost, highly-durable and highly available storage service for infrequently accessed data, data archiving, online backup and disaster recovery. Data is available instantly, not within hours or days. With sub-second average response times and 1 cent per GB/month pricing, Cloud Storage Nearline gives you terrific performance at a low cost.

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    Sample Customers
    Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Media Company8%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Media Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Amazon S3 is ranked 5th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 8 reviews while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is ranked 14th in Public Cloud Storage Services with 2 reviews. Amazon S3 is rated 9.0, while Google Cloud Storage Nearline is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon S3 writes "Secure, scalable, and easy to manage and understand". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage Nearline writes "Easy to implement with good pricing and new features added regularly". Amazon S3 is most compared with Oracle Cloud Object Storage, Amazon S3 Glacier, Microsoft Azure File Storage, Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure Object Storage, whereas Google Cloud Storage Nearline is most compared with Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Wasabi, Microsoft Azure Block Storage and Oracle Database Backup Service. See our Amazon S3 vs. Google Cloud Storage Nearline report.

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