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. Wuala :
Wuala was a file synchronization service, file storage service, file versioning service and backup storage service which was originally provided by Caleido Incorporation but was later owned by Seagate Technology. It was developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin. It was majorly developed using Java. It offered 5 GB free storage space. It was launched in 2008.
Difference between Amazon S3 and Wuala :
|It is owned by Amazon.||Originally owned by Caleido Incorporation but was later owned by Seagate Technology.|
|It was launched in 2006.||It was launched in 2008.|
|It does not offer 5 GB free storage space.||It offered 5 GB free storage space but later on it was made only paid-service.|
|It was developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS).||It was developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.|
|It does not have referral system for gaining additional free storage space.||Initially it had referral system but later on referral service was suspended.|
|It has the unlimited maximum storage size.||Maximum storage size offered was 2 TB.|
|It supports file versioning.||It also supported file versioning.|
|It does not provide ability to trade local disk storage space.||It provided ability to trade local disk storage space against cloud storage.|
|It requires credit-card details for free trial.||It did not require credit-card details for free services.|
|It is still in use.||This service was suspended in 2015.|
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