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Amazon EBS vs Azure Storage: What are the differences?

Amazon EBS: Block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. 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; Azure Storage: Reliable, economical cloud storage for data big and small. Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.

Amazon EBS and Azure Storage can be categorized as "Cloud Storage" tools.

Some of the features offered by Amazon EBS are:

  • Amazon EBS allows you to create storage volumes from 1 GB to 1 TB that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Multiple volumes can be mounted to the same instance.
  • Amazon EBS enables you to provision a specific level of I/O performance if desired, by choosing a Provisioned IOPS volume. This allows you to predictably scale to thousands of IOPS per Amazon EC2 instance.
  • Storage volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices, with user supplied device names and a block device interface. You can create a file system on top of Amazon EBS volumes, or use them in any other way you would use a block device (like a hard drive).

On the other hand, Azure Storage provides the following key features:

  • Blobs, Tables, Queues, and Files
  • Highly scalable
  • Durable & highly available

"Point-in-time snapshots" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon EBS over the competitors, whereas "All-in-one storage solution" was stated as the key factor in picking Azure Storage.

Instacart, PedidosYa, and Parse are some of the popular companies that use Amazon EBS, whereas Azure Storage is used by Starbucks, Yammer, and Microsoft. Amazon EBS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 178 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Azure Storage, which is listed in 82 company stacks and 42 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon EBS
Pros of Azure Storage
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    Point-in-time snapshots
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    Data reliability
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    Configurable i/o performance
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    All-in-one storage solution
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    Pay only for data used regardless of disk size
  • 9
    Shared drive mapping
  • 2
    Cheapest hot and cloud storage
  • 2
    Cost-effective

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Cons of Amazon EBS
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      Direct support is not provided by Azure storage

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    What is 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.

    What is Azure Storage?

    Azure Storage provides the flexibility to store and retrieve large amounts of unstructured data, such as documents and media files with Azure Blobs; structured nosql based data with Azure Tables; reliable messages with Azure Queues, and use SMB based Azure Files for migrating on-premises applications to the cloud.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon EBS and Azure Storage?
    Amazon EFS
    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 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
    Google Cloud Storage
    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.
    Minio
    Minio is an object storage server compatible with Amazon S3 and licensed under Apache 2.0 License
    Rackspace Cloud Files
    Cloud Files, powered by OpenStackยฎ, provides an easy to use online storage for files and media which can be delivered globally at blazing speeds over Akamai's content delivery network (CDN).
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    How developers use Amazon EBS and Azure Storage
    Seen on Set uses
    Azure Storage

    We use Azure Blob Storage for hosting all images on the Seen on Set website. These images are then geo-cached using Azure CDN.

    Opstax Ltd uses
    Amazon EBS

    Opstax uses EBS storage to store images, snapshots and to write any data we need to keep when an instance is no longer.

    Foundbite uses
    Azure Storage

    We use Azure Storage to store all foundbite images and sound. Azure Storage is super easy to use and really cheap.

    Dirk Eisenberg uses
    Azure Storage

    Azure Storage is used as a scalable NoSQL storage to prevent bottlenecks when the amount of data is growing.

    nrise uses
    Amazon EBS

    ๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„์˜ EC2 ์˜ ์Šคํ† ๋ฆฌ์ง€๋Š” EBS ๋ฅผ ๋งˆ์šดํŠธํ•ด์„œ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํŠนํžˆ ๋ฐ์ดํ„ฐ๋ฒ ์ด์Šค ์„œ๋ฒ„๋“ค์˜ ๊ฒฝ์šฐ ์ฃผ๊ธฐ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์Šค๋ƒ…์ƒท์„ ์ƒ์„ฑํ•˜์—ฌ ์†์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ๋ฐฑ์—… ๊ด€๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์ง„ํ–‰ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

    nextdocdev uses
    Azure Storage

    Storage documents e historicals informations about the documents

    Yonas Tesh uses
    Azure Storage

    I used Azure's blob storage to store large unstructured data.