Amazon S3

RATING:

4.7

(1088)

About Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a cloud storage platform that allows businesses to conduct data storage, backup, archiving and retrieval operations on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Developers and IT teams can utilize the service to create data buckets and attach metadata and object tags for storage and replication purposes. Administrators can utilize multipart upload functionality to pause and resume object upload and copy a single object in parts during network issues. It provides a variety of features including versioning, access control management, data transfer, multi-factor authentication, data replication and high-volume data analysis.

Amazon S3 Pricing

Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee.

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

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Amazon S3 Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Amazon S3

1 - 5 of 960 Reviews

Justin

Information Technology and Services, 201 - 500 employees

Used less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed May 2021

Your go-to resource for hosted object storage

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Hitesh

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2019

Amazon S3 very useful and most import cloud storage

Our product and client product are using daily S3 service. And this will increase our revenue. I really thanks for Amazon for this wonderful service.

PROS

- Very useful and Most import storage - Too much Fast. - You can select the region as per your need. - scalable storege

CONS

- Cost is hight. But the server is too good so we can't say what dislike of this service.

Reason for choosing Amazon S3

I am only using the Amazon s3 because I think this is best for me.

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Brandon R

Verified reviewer

Wireless, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed August 2022

Low-cost and reliable object storage

Since it can temporarily store all kinds of data as a data lake, it was adopted as a storage destination for data generated by IoT devices that are difficult to predict and voice data for cloud services. With limited resources, such as local ones, it is difficult to estimate the initial investment and scale up, but using S3, there are no upfront costs and you only pay for the amount used.

PROS

The ultimate in cloud storage with the highest levels of availability and durability. Attractively, you can use storage at a low cost per TB. Data sent from IoT devices, logs from all AWS services, backups of AWS services, and so on. They can be stored in any format without worrying about running out of capacity resources, which gives us a great sense of reliability and security.

CONS

The fee schedule is confusing, making it challenging to estimate total costs. I want a more accurate cost simulation function. I also want a safety warning function because incorrect configuration increases safety risks.

Reason for choosing Amazon S3

Amazon S3 charges only for the amount used with capacity billing. Being object storage, although the architecture is different from file systems such as Windows and Linux, it can be used as if it were an instance file system. S3 is less expensive per unit of capacity than EBS or EFS. Although it is cheap, the data is triple-protected by default, so it can be easily used without backups.

Reasons for switching to Amazon S3

Analysis processes, such as fluid analysis and structural analysis, generate a large amount of data near the TB. When the data is so large, it is not realistic to copy it to the company's server every time it is calculated. By moving it to Amazon S3, we were able to significantly reduce the costs we had with Microsoft Azure.

Gary

Information Technology and Services, 1 employee

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed April 2019

Amazon S3

Overall, S3 is a great provider for storage solutions. You just need to watch the bills and see how you can keep them in check.

PROS

It is true that AWS is a juggernaut in the industry. This is the reason I used them as my primary offsite backup repository. Many popular applications like Backup Exec integrate very nicely with S3. There is tons of documentation out there for most applications on how to use S3 with their products. The free trials for the first year are nice too.

CONS

I kept noticing that my data pool was getting larger and larger due to the types of devices I was backing up. Amazon "micro" charges for everything and my bill started to grow exponentially. You are charged for data coming in, out, at rest, long term storage, not stored long enough, lists, etc. This started to become unwieldy. Their charges are not high but in my case they just grew too much so I had to switch solutions.

Ridhi

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2019

A Simple Cloud Object Storage

Amazon S3 helps to setup the industry level infrastructure with no big investment and do not require the long term commitment as we can buy the storage space on hourly wages. The different storage classes help us to remain within the budget.

PROS

Amazon S3 is a simple cloud based object storage. The different storage classes are designed to manage the data as per the requirements of the objects. The Intelligent S3 Tiering upgrade or downgrade the storage class based on the access patterns of the object to enhance the availability and durability. The S3 cross region replication helps in replication of the S3 objects in other regions. The multi-factor authentication delete on S3 bucket is really a life saver feature to protect from accidental deletion of objects.

CONS

Amazon S3 is not as simple as its name, the objects locks and versioning features are amazing but not easy as the learning curves sharp. The Storage monitoring provides limited number of notifications under the free tier.

Reason for choosing Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is the industry leading solution by Amazon Web Services. It has solutions for all startup’s and large enterprise. The cost effectiveness is one of the reasons that I have selected the Amazon S3 over other.