Types of cloud storages

Amazon S3
Amazon S3 stores data as objects in a flat environment (without a hierarchy).It also allows to host static website content. You can get access to it either from your Amazon S3 bucket or through content delivery network AWS CloudFront.The process of requesting an object in Amazon S3 is slower, but Amazon S3 is a highly scalable storage service.
S3 supports something called expiration policy, which will enable you to move your old data(after a specified date) to Glacier(an even cheaper data storage) from which you can “expire” it after a certain date(specified by you).

Amazon EBS
Amazon EBS stores data as blocks of the same size and organizes them through the hierarchy similar to a traditional file system. EBS is not a standalone storage service like Amazon S3 so you can use it only in combination with Amazon EC2,similar to a local disk drive on your physical server.
Amazon EBS,can’t be easily scaled.Which means , If you need more storage space, you have to buy and configure a new volume of a bigger size.

There are three types of volumes in Amazon EBS.
General Purpose (SSD) Volumes- General Purpose Volumes are backed with Solid State Drive (SSD) and max 10,000 IOPS .
Provisioned IOPS (SSD) Volumes-This type of EBS volumes is backed with the same SSD but designed for heavy workloads from 30 IOPS/GB up to 20,000 IOPS.
Magnetic Volumes-It is a low cost volume that can be used with testing and development environments on Amazon EC2. It can also be used with applications that don’t require a lot of read/write operations.
Dynamo DB
DynamoDB on the other hand is a NoSQL database that can be used as a key value or a document(schema less record) store. DynamoDB record size is limited to 64KB.

Relation Data Store This is amazon’s managed database system. You can launch MySQL, SQL, PSQL(new), and many more types of SQL based databases. This Can be connected to using your preferred JDBC or ODBC connector.

This is amazon’s big data warehouse. It does bulck loads very well from S3, entire files at a time. RDS is cheaper for smaller data sets, Redshift is cheaper for larger data sets.

Amazon Glacier is marketed by AWS as “extremely low cost storage”. Amazon Glacier is pretty much designed as a write once and retrieve never (or rather rarely) service.
While Amazon Glacier is much cheaper than S3 on storage, charges are approximatey ten times higher for archive and restore requests and the restore of objects require lead times of up to 5 hours.

Google Storage
Google Storage (GS) stores objects (originally limited to 100 GiB, currently up to 5 TiB) that are organized into buckets (as S3 does) identified within each bucket by a unique, user-assigned key. All requests are authorized using an access control list associated with each bucket and object.

Azure Blob storage
It is like Amazon S3, offers a handy (and cheap) way to persist content and make it available across the web.


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