Difference between Amazon S3 and BorgBase


BorgBase is a file hosting service that is used for hosting borg repositories.

  • It's a free and open-source deduplicating backup software made preferably for Unix-based and Mac operating systems backed up by a large and active open-source community.

  • BorgBase, also known as attic backup software, was developed in 2010 to support a "more open, faster-paced development."

  • It offers 10 GB of free storage and two repositories for all their clients and provides unlimited storage space for paid clients.

  • Mainly developed using Python, it supports compression and 256-bit AES client-side encryption to protect all their data.

Amazon S3

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.

Difference between Amazon S3 and BorgBase

The following table highlights the major differences between Amazon S3 and BorgBase −

Amazon S3BorgBase
Supported on all operating systemsSupported by Unix like and Mac Operating Systems
No free storage is availableProvides users with 10GB of free storage and two repositories
Unlimited storage space is availableProvides unlimited paid storage facility
Maximum file size that can be uploaded is 5GBNo maximum file sizes
Does not support remote uploadingIt also does not support remote uploading
Data is protected with 256-bit AES client-side encryptionData is protected with 256-bit AES client-side encryption
Has a bandwidth limitNo such traffic or bandwidth limits
It supports file versioningIt also supports file versioning
Additional storage is more expensiveComparatively lesser expense for more storage

Updated on: 19-Aug-2021


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