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Alternatives to Amazon EFS

Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, Dropbox, CloudApp, and Google Cloud Filestore are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Amazon EFS.
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What is Amazon EFS and what are its top alternatives?

Amazon EFS is easy to use and offers a simple interface that allows you to create and configure file systems quickly and easily. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files.
Amazon EFS is a tool in the Cloud File Storage category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Amazon EFS

  • Amazon S3

    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 ...

  • Amazon EBS

    Amazon EBS

    Amazon EBS volumes are network-attached, and persist independently from the life of an instance. Amazon EBS provides highly available, highly reliable, predictable storage volumes that can be attached to a running Amazon EC2 instance and exposed as a device within the instance. Amazon EBS is particularly suited for applications that require a database, file system, or access to raw block level storage. ...

  • Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more. ...

  • CloudApp

    CloudApp

    Provider of enterprise file sharing and screen grab technology. It's used by designers, builders, thought-leaders, and influencers to collaborate faster. ...

  • Google Cloud Filestore

    Google Cloud Filestore

    Cloud Filestore is a managed file storage service for applications that require a filesystem interface and a shared filesystem for data. Filestore gives users a simple, native experience for standing up managed Network Attached Storage (NAS) with their Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes Engine instances. The ability to fine-tune Filestore’s performance and capacity independently leads to predictably fast performance for your file-based workloads. ...

  • Filerobot

    Filerobot

    It offers performant and scalable Digital Asset Management. Store, Process and Accelerate Images, Videos, JS, CSS and Static Content across the World on any Web application. ...

  • Vchasno

    Vchasno

    It is an online service for the exchange, signing and storage of any legally significant documents (agreements, acts of completion, invoices, etc.). It works with all types of EDS keys (electronic digital signature). ...

  • LucidLink Filespaces

    LucidLink Filespaces

    A distributed file system for object storage. Providing an easy way to run large file workloads on object storage in place of NAS solutions. Offers high performance streaming file access with object storage economics, and advanced features, Initially built to make it easier to stream large repositories on-demand without necessitating full downloads, it makes sense for a wide variety of use cases. ...

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Amazon S3

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    Simple & easy
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    Many sdks
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    Logical
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    Easy Setup
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    1000+ POPs
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    Plug and play
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Ashish Singh
Tech Lead, Big Data Platform at Pinterest · | 36 upvotes · 885K views

To provide employees with the critical need of interactive querying, we’ve worked with Presto, an open-source distributed SQL query engine, over the years. Operating Presto at Pinterest’s scale has involved resolving quite a few challenges like, supporting deeply nested and huge thrift schemas, slow/ bad worker detection and remediation, auto-scaling cluster, graceful cluster shutdown and impersonation support for ldap authenticator.

Our infrastructure is built on top of Amazon EC2 and we leverage Amazon S3 for storing our data. This separates compute and storage layers, and allows multiple compute clusters to share the S3 data.

We have hundreds of petabytes of data and tens of thousands of Apache Hive tables. Our Presto clusters are comprised of a fleet of 450 r4.8xl EC2 instances. Presto clusters together have over 100 TBs of memory and 14K vcpu cores. Within Pinterest, we have close to more than 1,000 monthly active users (out of total 1,600+ Pinterest employees) using Presto, who run about 400K queries on these clusters per month.

Each query submitted to Presto cluster is logged to a Kafka topic via Singer. Singer is a logging agent built at Pinterest and we talked about it in a previous post. Each query is logged when it is submitted and when it finishes. When a Presto cluster crashes, we will have query submitted events without corresponding query finished events. These events enable us to capture the effect of cluster crashes over time.

Each Presto cluster at Pinterest has workers on a mix of dedicated AWS EC2 instances and Kubernetes pods. Kubernetes platform provides us with the capability to add and remove workers from a Presto cluster very quickly. The best-case latency on bringing up a new worker on Kubernetes is less than a minute. However, when the Kubernetes cluster itself is out of resources and needs to scale up, it can take up to ten minutes. Some other advantages of deploying on Kubernetes platform is that our Presto deployment becomes agnostic of cloud vendor, instance types, OS, etc.

#BigData #AWS #DataScience #DataEngineering

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Simon Reymann
Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 28 upvotes · 3.3M views

Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

  • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
  • Respectively Git as revision control system
  • SourceTree as Git GUI
  • Visual Studio Code as IDE
  • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
  • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
  • SonarQube as quality gate
  • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
  • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
  • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
  • Heroku for deploying in test environments
  • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
  • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
  • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
  • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
  • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

  • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
  • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
  • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
  • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
  • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
  • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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Amazon EBS

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    Configurable i/o performance
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    We are looking for a centralised monitoring solution for our application deployed on Amazon EKS. We would like to monitor using metrics from Kubernetes, AWS services (NeptuneDB, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, etc) and application microservice's custom metrics.

    We are expected to use around 80 microservices (not replicas). I think a total of 200-250 microservices will be there in the system with 10-12 slave nodes.

    We tried Prometheus but it looks like maintenance is a big issue. We need to manage scaling, maintaining the storage, and dealing with multiple exporters and Grafana. I felt this itself needs few dedicated resources (at least 2-3 people) to manage. Not sure if I am thinking in the correct direction. Please confirm.

    You mentioned Datadog and Sysdig charges per host. Does it charge per slave node?

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    Dropbox logo

    Dropbox

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      'just works'
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      Integration with external services
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      Simple
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      Good api
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      Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
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      It just works
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      Convenient
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      Accessible from all of my devices
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      Command Line client
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      Can even be used by your grandma
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      Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
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      Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
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      What a beautiful app
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      The more the merrier
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      So easy
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      For when client needs file without opening firewall
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      Easy/no setup
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      Easy to work with
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      Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
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      Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
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      Backups, local and cloud
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      Easy to use
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      The more the merrier
    CONS OF DROPBOX
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      Personal vs company account is confusing
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      Replication kills CPU and battery

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    Jorge Cortell
    Founder & CEO at Kanteron Systems · | 1 upvote · 126.8K views

    We originally used Dropbox as an easy way to store and share documents, but moved to the much more powerful and convenient Google Drive, although we still use Dropbox occasionally.

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    CloudApp logo

    CloudApp

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