Monday, September 2, 2013

Cloud Computing: Difference between Amazon EC2 and S3

Amazon has different cloud functionalists which work together: 
  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amason cloudWatch
Now we are going to see differences between EC2 and S3. 
  • Both the products are completely different, EC2 is webservice which mainly used for controlling computing capabilities/resources of Amason Cloud. S3 is mainly used for Storage. 
Amazon EC2: (Elastic Compute Cloud)

  • EC2 is designed to make web scaling easy in cloud. 
  • Complete control on computing resources 
  • User can pay based on the Resource usage
  • User has flexibility to change Resource infra based on requirement 
  • EC2 is jointly used with S3 for storing data
  • Billing is hourly and billing cycle won't run if instance is in stop state
Amazon S3: (Simple Storage Service)
  • S3 is mainly for Storage. 
  • You get free data during sign up, but you need to enter your credit card details(Amazon charges if you cross free data)
  • Works jointly with EC2
  • Similar use as other cloud storage (like google drive, drop box) with advanced integration with other amazon cloud projects
Thanks !!!

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