What are the differences between Amazon S3 and pCloud?

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Let us understand the concepts of Amazon S3 and pCloud before learning the differences between them.

Amazon S3

It is a database service offered by the Amazon Company as a repository for the internet. It provides quick access to data objects along with their storage along with security, performance reliability and at economical prices. S3 is a Simple Storage Service.

Features

The features of Amazon S3 are as follows −

  • In order to access S3 Storage you need to have an AWS account.

  • It offers a pay per use model where you need to pay for only the storage space which you have actually used.

  • It can be used to store many kinds of data objects like text files, excel csv files along with images and snapshots (backup copies) of the data volumes.

  • You may use it for recovering data quickly and reliably in case of application failures.

Advantages

The advantages of Amazon S3 are as follows −

  • Extensive documentation

  • Offering SDKs for many programming languages

  • Stability and peace of mind

  • Reasonable prices

  • Different storage classes for each necessity

  • High durability

  • Amazon S3 can easily integrate with other AWS products

  • It is going to offer many regions to store your data

  • Allows simple server-side encryption

  • New users can receive 5 GB free storage every month during the first year

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Amazon S3 are as follows −

  • They require the AWS Support Plan that billed separately

  • Downloading data it’s a bit expensive

  • It requires configuring additional AWS services like IAM

  • It has a complex pricing schema

The different storage classes that Amazon S3 offers are as follows −

  • S3 Standard

  • S3 Standard-IA and S3 One Zone-IA

  • S3 Glacier

pCloud

It is a personal cloud space where we can store our files and folders. It has a userfriendly interface. The software is available for any devices and platforms like iOS and Android devices, MacOSX, Windows OS, and all Linux distributions.

By installing pCloud on our computer system the application creates a secure virtual drive that expands our local storage space.

Every change that we can make in our pCloud is seen immediately on our system, phone or tablet. All our devices are instantly synchronized and we have direct file access to any update that we do. The cloud storage solution offers web extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox.

Features

The features of pCloud are as follows −

  • Lifetime Subscription

  • pCloud Crypto

  • Access on all devices

  • Share and collaborate

  • Unbreakable security

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Access Controls or Permissions

  • Document Management

  • Search or Filter

  • File Sharing

  • API

  • Document Storage

  • Drag & Drop

  • Unlimited Upload and Download Speed

Advantages

The advantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • With PCloud’s rewind system we never lose a file ever again

  • Protects sensitive files

  • Convenient File Management

  • Easily stores the files from other online platforms.

  • User friendly mobile App

  • Easy access to the files

  • Easy to set up.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • Syncing can be a problem with pCloud

  • It takes a long time for Desktop synchronization.

  • It requires good internet connection.

Differences

The major differences between Amazon S3 and pCloud are as follows −

Amazon S3pCloud
Amazon S3 was launched by Amazon in the year 2006.pCloud was launched in the year 2013 by pCloud AG.
Amazon S3 offers free storage space.pCloud offers 10 GB free storage space.
Amazon S3 maximum storage size is unlimited.pCloud offers 2 TB storage size.
Amazon S3 provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.pCloud provides file sharing, cloud storage service and backup service
Amazon S3 is still in use.pCloud is still active.
The maximum file size of Amazon S3 is 5GB per file.pCloud maximum file size is unlimited.
Amazon S3 supports file versioning.pCloud supports file versioning
Amazon S3 has a band-width limit.pCloud does not have a band-width limit.
Amazon S3 does not provide client side encryption.pCloud provides client-side encryption.
Amazon S3 provides unlimited maximum storage space.pCloud provides limited maximum storage space.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 10:22:30

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