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Difference between Amazon S3 and RapidShare

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  • Last Updated : 02 Jul, 2020
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1. Amazon S3 :
Amazon S3 stands for Amazon Simple Storage Service. It is a cloud storage service which is provided by Amazon Web Services. It provides object storage through a web service interface. It allows to store any type of objects like data lakes for analytics, data archives, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, hybrid cloud storage and internet applications. It was launched by AWS in 2006.

2. RapidShare :
RapidShare was a file hosting service, cloud storage service and online backup service which was provided by RapidShare AG. It had the ability to handle a large number of users at the same time. It was available in various languages like English, French, German and Spanish. It was developed by Christian Schmid. It was initially named ezShare. It was one of the earliest cloud storage services. It was launched in 2002.

Difference between Amazon S3 and RapidShare :

It is owned by Amazon.It was owned by RapidShare AG.
It was launched in 2006.It was launched in 2002.
It was developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS).It was developed by Christian Schmid.
It does not offer free storage space.It offered free storage space.
It provides unlimited maximum storage space.It used to provide limited maximum storage space.
Files can be downloaded unlimited times.Files could be downloaded only 10 times in free account.
Maximum file size is 5 GB per file.Maximum file size was 500 MB per file.
It is a file hosting and cloud storage service.It was a file hosting and online backup service.
Links are not expired after inactivity of some days.RapidShare links expired after inactivity of 60 days.
It is still in use.This service was suspended in 2015.
It has Amazon S3 limit as traffic or band-width limit.It had variable traffic or band-width limit according to paid plans.
It requires credit-card details for free trial.It did not require credit-card detail for free accounts.

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