What are the differences between Amazon S3 and ShareFile?

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Let us understand the concepts of Amazon S3 and ShareFile 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

ShareFile

ShareFile was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 and was later owned by Citrix system in the year 2011. It can be integrated with any third party applications and current file storage systems to ensure flexible and synchronous file storage, modification, saving, sending and retrieval of files. It accommodates the secure sending of large files, with the ability to send and receive files of up to 100 GB in size.

It helps us to access the files from any device, mobile or desktop, allowing you to work anywhere. We can also add an e-signature feature to our documents, provide tracking tools and get notified when files are received.

Features

The features of ShareFile are as follows −

  • ShareFile Sync

  • Desktop Widget

  • Version Control

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Compliance

  • Tracking

  • Document Archiving

  • Document Assembly

  • Document Indexing

  • Document Retention

  • e-Signature

  • File Recovery

Advantages

The advantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • We can share documents

  • Unlimited storage

  • Send and receive files in a more safe and secure way.

  • Software includes a number of features.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • Difficult to non-tech people to handle

  • Outlook extension of ShareFile is not good

  • Sometimes documents are shown as corrupted and forced to reload.

  • Transferring takes a lot of time.

Differences

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

ShareFileAmazon S3
It was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 by later owned by Citrix System in 2011Amazon S3 was launched by Amazon in the year 2006.
It offers 10 GB for a 30 days free trial.Amazon S3 offers free storage space.
ShareFile maximum storage size is unlimited.Amazon S3 provides unlimited maximum storage space.
ShareFile provides File Synchronization and cloud storage service.Amazon S3 provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
It offers a maximum file size of 10 GB to 100 GB according to plans.The maximum file size of Amazon S3 is 5GB per file.
ShareFile has less number of users comparatively.Amazon S3 has more users.
ShareFile does not require credit card details for free service.Amazon S3 requires credit-card details for free service.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 06:54:52

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