1. iCloud :
iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service provided by Apple Incorporation. It allows users to store data such as documents, photos, and music on remote servers for download to iOS, macOS, or Windows devices. It also enables to share and send data to other users. It is also helpful to manage the Apple devices if it is lost or stolen. It was launched in October 2011.
2. Amazon Drive :
Amazon Drive is a file hosting service and cloud storage provided by Amazon. It allows cloud storage, file hosting, file sharing, and file backup. File and folders on this drive can be transferred from multiple devices like desktop, mobile, and tablets. Amazon Drive was initially known as Amazon Cloud Drive. It is not available across the world. It is available for some selected countries. It was launched in March 2011.
Difference between iCloud and Amazon Drive :
|It is owned by Apple Incorporation.||It is owned by Amazon.|
|It was launched in October 2011.||It was launched in March 2011.|
|It offers 5 GB free storage space in all countries.||It also offers 5 GB free storage space but in specific countries.|
|File versioning is possible but partly.||File versioning is not possible.|
|Maximum file size that can be uploaded is 50 GB.||Maximum file size that can be uploaded is 2 GB via Web and 50 GB Drive app.|
|The number of users using iCloud is more.||The number of users using Amazon Drive is less .|
|It provides full security of data.||It also provides full security of data but comparatively less.|
|It is usable across the world.||While it is usable in selected countries.|
|It gives access to control the permission to the invite link of file or folder.||There is no way to control permission to the invite link of file or folder.|
|It limits 200 or 400 or 600 per month bad-width limit.||It supports Amazon S3 limits.|
|It is used for storing all types of files including photos, videos, pdf etc.||While it is used mainly for storing photos.|