Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is a web-based cloud storage service that is scalable and fast. On March 14, 2006, AWS launched Amazon S3 in the United States, followed by Europe in November 2007.
The service is intended for online data and application backup and archiving on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon S3 was established with a small feature set in mind to make web-scale computing more accessible to developers.
Amazon S3 can store any item, making it ideal for Internet application storage, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, data archives, analytics data lakes, and hybrid cloud storage.
Amazon S3 may be utilized by businesses of various sizes, from tiny firms to giant corporations. S3's scalability, availability, security, and performance make it ideal for a wide range of data storage applications, including data storage, data archiving, application hosting for web app deployment, installation, and management, software delivery, data backup, disaster recovery, IoT devices, etc.
Customers can upload, save, and download virtually any file or object up to 5 TB, with the largest single upload being limited to 5 GB.
Backblaze is a company that provides cloud storage and data backup services. It was founded in 2007 by Gleb Budman, Billy Ng, Nilay Patel, Brian Wilson, Tim Nufire, Damon Uyeda, and Jones.
The firm's two primary products are B2 Cloud Storage and Computer Backup, which are aimed at the commercial and consumer sectors.
In addition, Backblaze launched a new project, Backblaze B2 cloud storage, in September 2015. It is focused on software integration for many types of enterprises.
Backblaze has four data centers, three situated in the United States and one in the European Union.
The files are encrypted on the user's PC, then transferred to Backblaze via an encrypted SSL connection, and stored in the encrypted format. Encryption had to be an option for B2. Some scenarios would require encryption, while others would not.
Backblaze B2 saves the information you access. For example, you can upload just encrypted data and use a third-party integration to encrypt data before sending it to Backblaze B2 or keeping data without encryption.
Data in Backblaze B2 can be protected from ransomware by employing object locks and third-party integrations, which make the data non-erasable and non-modifiable for a user-defined period.
Backblaze B2 provides users with 10 GB of free storage and unlimited storage for paid customers with no maximum file size.
The following table highlights the major differences between Amazon S3 and Backblaze B2.
|Amazon S3||Backblaze B2|
|No free storage is offered||Offers users 10 GB of free storage|
|Unlimited storage is available||Offers unlimited storage space available for paid users|
|Has a maximum file size limit of 5 GB||No maximum limit for file sizes|
|Supports file versioning||Supports file versioning|