What are the differences between Amazon S3 and Wuala?

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Let us understand the concepts of Amazon S3 and Wuala 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

Wuala

It is a secure online file storage, file synchronization, versioning and backup service provided by Caleido Inc and developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.

It was developed using Java, offered 5 GB free storage space and was launched in 2008. But in the year 2015, Wuala announced that they are discontinuing its service and all stored data would be deleted on 15 November 2015.

Wuala is a secure cloud storage service that enables users to store, encrypt, sync, backup, and access their files online.

Features

The features of Wuala are as follows −

  • Keep files private

  • Share files with other registered and unregistered users

  • Publish files

  • Backup

  • File synchronization

  • File versioning

Advantages

The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala

  • The uploads automatically encrypted

  • Bandwidth can adjust

  • Supports mobile devices

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • It will be slow at any time

  • It is an operating system dependent

  • It requires a separate program to work with files.

Differences

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

Wuala
Amazon S3
Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
Amazon S3 was launched by Amazon in the year 2006.
Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
Amazon S3 does not offer free storage space.
The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB
Amazon S3 provides unlimited maximum storage space.
Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Amazon S3 provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
Wuala does not require credit card details for free services.
Amazon S3 requires credit-card details for free service.
Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
Amazon S3 is still in use.
Wuala supports file versioning.
Amazon S3 also supports file versioning.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 05:57:22

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