Difference between Amazon S3 and Mediafire

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.


MediaFire is an online backup service that provides users services such as file hosting, file synchronization, and cloud storage. The company is based in Texas, United states.

  • MediaFire was founded by Derek Labian and Tom Langridge in June 2006 and has around 43 million registered users.

  • It is compatible with almost all platforms such as Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and Web Browser.

  • MediaFire offers users 10 GB of free storage and up to 100 TB of paid storage with a maximum file size limit of 20 GB.

  • MediaFire supports single use links, file sharing both private and public, screen capture, selective syncing, notifications and also audio and video streaming.

Although MediaFire has been in the market for a long time, it has never been a common choice because of its poor privacy measures. The skeletal design and incompetence with other companies that offer much more security and features has affected the company and its reputation. They do not even have a desktop client that can sync your files to a computer and does not offer any type of encryption whatsoever. However, if one is looking for a basic storage space to dump their files that offers quite a good amount of free storage and a fairly good file size upload limit, then MediaFire is where one should go.

Differences between Amazon S3 and MediaFire

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

Amazon S3Mediafire
It is mainly used for commercial applications like data lakes, websites, mobile applications, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. It provides no limit to data.It can be used for small scale commercial applications and private usage. There is a limit to data storage.
It is not free to use.It provides free 10 GB storage and can be increased to 50 GB freely. It provides a maximum paid storage capacity of 100 TB. The maximum file size for uploading is 20 GB.
It uses object type storage, i.e., each object is stored with its key or mapped with its metadata, and each one is also assigned an ID so that we can use them easily for data retrieval.It has a simple file storage mechanism.
There is encryption of data in Amazon S3. It will easily decrypt the data whenever needed. Therefore, it offers an extra level of security.There is no encryption of data. Therefore, it is better to use Mediafire for low-security data storage purposes.
There are many features like S3 Object Lambda, S3 Storage Lens, S3 Intelligent Tiering, s3 Access Points, S3 Batch Operations and S3 Public Access.There are some features like automatic sync of files from our devices, easy recovery of deleted files, shared folder features, easy sharing, etc.
There are no social activities and promotional activities that we can do to increase the storage.There are many social and promotional activities that users can do to increase free storage from 10 GB to 50GB.
Amazon Athena can be used to do SQL queries on data. In addition, the Amazon redshift spectrum can be used to analyze S3 data.There are no ways to do SQL queries as it has a simple file management system.
It has services from APN(AWS Partner Network) in case of system failure or recovery.It does not have partners that help in the recovery of data.
It doesn't have ads in the cloud service.In the free version, it has many ads on the download page.
It offers different data storage classes like S3 Standard, S3 Standard-IA, S3 One Zone-IA, S3 Glacier, S3 Glacier Deep Archive and S3 Intelligent Tiering.There are no special data storage classes. All the data are retrieved at the same pace.

Updated on: 07-Sep-2021


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