What are the differences between Backblaze B2 and Wuala?

Let us understand the concepts of Backblaze B2 and Wuala before learning the differences between them.

Backblaze B2

It is one of the cloud storage services used for storing files in the cloud. It was launched in the year 2015 by Backblaze Incorporation. The files that are available in Backblaze can be downloaded at any time, by using APIs or a browser-compatible URL.

It is simple, reliable, affordable object storage. Every account gets 10 GB of free storage, unlimited free uploads, and 1 GB of free downloads every day. There are no hidden fees.


The features of Backblaze B2 are as follows −

  • Upload, download, and delete files
  • It creates and manage the buckets which hold files
  • Manage the configuration of your account
  • Safe and secure.
  • Plug and play.
  • Readily Accessible.
  • Cost effective


The advantages of Backblaze B2 are as follows −

  • Unbeatable price
  • High durability
  • Per day the first 1 GB of downloads is free.
  • It is providing a command-line tool called B2 for uploading/downloading.
  • Runs constantly in the background
  • Customer Service


The disadvantages of Backblaze B2 are as follows −

  • It doesn’t have extensive documentation.
  • File organization is a little confusing.
  • Technical Support is not there.
  • Notifications of issues are not good.


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.


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


The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala
  • The uploads automatically encrypted
  • Bandwidth can adjust
  • Supports mobile devices


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.


The major differences between Backblaze B2 and Wuala are as follow −

Backblaze B2Wuala
Backblaze B2 was launched in the year 2015 by Backblaze Incorporation.Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
Backblaze B2 offers free storage space of 10 GB.Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
Backblaze B2 offers unlimited maximum storage size.The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB
Backblaze B2 maximum file size is not restricted.Wuala Maximum file size is 10
Backblaze B2 supports file versioning.Wuala does not support file versioning.
Backblaze B2 is still in use.Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
Backblaze supports life cycle policy.Wuala does not support life cycle policy.
Backblaze does not have a referral system to gain additional free storage.Initially, it had a referral system but later on it became unavailable.

Updated on: 25-Mar-2022


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