Amazon S3 vs OpenEBS: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon S3 as "Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web". 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. On the other hand, OpenEBS is detailed as "Cloud native storage for containerized workloads". OpenEBS allows you to treat your persistent workload containers, such as DBs on containers, just like other containers. OpenEBS itself is deployed as just another container on your host.
Amazon S3 and OpenEBS belong to "Cloud Storage" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Amazon S3 are:
- Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 terabytes of data each. The number of objects you can store is unlimited.
- Each object is stored in a bucket and retrieved via a unique, developer-assigned key.
- A bucket can be stored in one of several Regions. You can choose a Region to optimize for latency, minimize costs, or address regulatory requirements. Amazon S3 is currently available in the US Standard, US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), South America (Sao Paulo), and GovCloud (US) Regions. The US Standard Region automatically routes requests to facilities in Northern Virginia or the Pacific Northwest using network maps.
On the other hand, OpenEBS provides the following key features:
- Open source
- Block Storage
- dynamic and static PV/PVC provisioning
"Reliable" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon S3 over the competitors, whereas "Great support on Slack" was stated as the key factor in picking OpenEBS.
OpenEBS is an open source tool with 5.73K GitHub stars and 626 GitHub forks. Here's a link to OpenEBS's open source repository on GitHub.