Amazon S3 compared to Filebase

Amazon S3


Storage Features of Amazon S3 compared to Filebase
Amazon S3FeaturesFilebase
Cloud based
GDPR Compliant
On premise
Open source
Versioned files
Cross Region Replication
S3 Compatible API
Portal, CLI, REST apiManagement interfacesPortal, CLI, REST api
Event hooks/pubsub
Best effort. Credits below 99.9%. That is 43 minutes of downtime allowed per month without having to issue creditsSLA
5 TBMaximum object filesize300GB, files should be uploaded in segments of 5 GB
A 0 byte file has 8 KB of chargeable overhead for metadata.Minimum object filesize0-byte files are not supported, it’s unknown how much overhead 1 file creates in terms of billable size
unlimitedRecommended max file count per bucketunlimited
unlimitedMax filesize for a bucketunlimited
500 - upgradable if you need it.Maximum amount of bucketsunlimited
Amazon has designed their very own PreSigned URL mechanism which is now used globally across providersAuthentication / ACL
S3 integrates seamlessly into Amazon’s CloudFront CDN, as well as other CDNsCDN integrationThere are documentation pages to set up Fastly and BunnyCDN, and Filebase has their own ‘Edge Caching Technology’
Peering & interconnectSince Filebase is utilizing decentralized storage, there should be a semi-global distributed network to support the network. Performance is, due to this reason, questionable at best
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown

Pricing information

Prices of Amazon S3 and Filebase
Prices Amazon S3Payment modelPrices Filebase
$ ~20Price per TB$ 5.99
1 GBMinimum Billable Size1 TB
FreeData in cost (ingress)$0.0059 / GB
Tiered, first 10TB could cost as much as $150 per TB out ($1500). S3 storage served through the integrated CloudFront CDN is free, but will incur a cost on the CloudFront billData out cost (egress)$0.0059 / GB


Amazon S3

World’s biggest Cloud Storage Provider. Amazon, traditionally an online book store, has put a target on the cloud compute space when it shifted its focus to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2006. E-Commerce competition was tough, but public cloud companies back then were scarce, and usability and user friendly products were a long way from being invented.

Amazon’s reign on cloud computing has left its mark in public cloud-land. Competitors have trouble keeping up, if they even get to a point of feature-parity at all. With Amazon’s S3 storage being one of the first, it has basically dictated a standard for the public cloud’s blob storage protocol.

Needless to say, Amazon invented the S3 (Simple Storage Service) standard.

Amazon S3 Pricing details

Amazon has a pay-per-use pricing scheme, however the rate of GB stored and transferred can vary depending on the different storage locations.

Basic pricing for the first 50TB is around $0.02 per GB, excluding transfer cost, and assuming you’re using ‘Standard’ S3 storage. The first 100GB of egress (with exceptions*) is aggregated across all of the accounts connected services and free.

On top of basic costs, there could be charges if you’re exceeding the corresponding API operations (like GET,LIST,PUT,COPY etc).

Transfer costs also differ per region, the egress price per GB can be over 10 cents per GB if your storage is in an ‘exotic’ location such as Tokyo or Sao Paulo *except China and GovCloud


Filebase is one of the next generation cloud storage providers. Offering a layer of storage management on decentralized solutions to make the transition from web2 to web3 feel like a breeze.

Filebase leverages the power of Blockchain to ensure global storage redundancy by utilising a couple of decentralized solutions like Storj. Unique to this approach is the aggregation model, which, even in regular storage land isn’t used as much as you’d like to see. Bundling services like this means you’ll move slower in terms of feature parity since you can only offer functionality offered by all underlying providers.

Filebase offers an afforable, flat-based price for egress as well as stored bytes.

With their S3 compatible API, Filebase’s solution looks like a great alternative to Openstack, if you’re not worried about performance or uptime SLA’s.

Filebase Pricing details

Filebase has a straightforward pricing model that includes 1TB of storage and 1TB of transfer (ingress/egress) in the $5.99/month subscription

There do not seem to be any other costs associated with the service