Amazon CloudFront vs Google Cloud Storage: What are the differences?
What is Amazon CloudFront? Content delivery with low latency and high data transfer speeds. Amazon CloudFront can be used to deliver your entire website, including dynamic, static, streaming, and interactive content using a global network of edge locations. Requests for your content are automatically routed to the nearest edge location, so content is delivered with the best possible performance.
What is Google Cloud Storage? Durable and highly available object storage service. Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
Amazon CloudFront belongs to "Content Delivery Network" category of the tech stack, while Google Cloud Storage can be primarily classified under "Cloud Storage".
Some of the features offered by Amazon CloudFront are:
- Fast- Using a network of edge locations around the world, Amazon CloudFront caches copies of your static content close to viewers, lowering latency when they download your objects and giving you the high, sustained data transfer rates needed to deliver large popular objects to end users at scale.
- Simple- A single API call lets you get started distributing content from your Amazon S3 bucket or Amazon EC2 instance or other origin server through the Amazon CloudFront network.
- Designed for use with other Amazon Web Services Amazon CloudFront is designed for use with other Amazon Web Services, including Amazon S3, where you can durably store the definitive versions of your static files, and Amazon EC2, where you can run your application server for dynamically generated content.
On the other hand, Google Cloud Storage provides the following key features:
- High Capacity and Scalability
- Strong Data Consistency
- Google Developers Console Projects
"Fast" is the top reason why over 245 developers like Amazon CloudFront, while over 22 developers mention "Scalable" as the leading cause for choosing Google Cloud Storage.
Airbnb, Spotify, and Dropbox are some of the popular companies that use Amazon CloudFront, whereas Google Cloud Storage is used by Accenture, Evernote, and Teleport. Amazon CloudFront has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3388 company stacks & 621 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud Storage, which is listed in 183 company stacks and 79 developer stacks.
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