Azure Storage compared to Digital Ocean Spaces

Azure Storage
Digital Ocean Spaces


Storage Features of Azure Storage compared to Digital Ocean Spaces
Azure StorageFeaturesDigital Ocean Spaces
Cloud based
GDPR Compliant
On premise
Open source
Versioned files
Cross Region Replication
S3 Compatible API
Portal, CLI, REST apiManagement interfacesPortal, 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
~4.75 TBMaximum object filesize250 GB

A 0 byte file has at least 4 bytes of chargeable overhead for metadata.

Formula: 4 bytes + Len (PartitionKey + RowKey) * 2 bytes + For-Each Property(8 bytes + Len(Property Name) * 2 bytes + Sizeof(.Net Property Type))

Minimum object filesizeFiles smaller than 1MB are not optimally stored on DO’s Spaces.
Unlimited, as long as you stay under 5PB across your accountRecommended max file count per bucketunlimited
Max filesize for a bucket250 GB
unlimitedMaximum amount of bucketsunlimited. Note that a price is calculated per ‘Space’.
Shared access signature allows authenticated access to objectsAuthentication / ACL
Azure Storage integrates with Azure’s as well as any other CDN directlyCDN integrationSpaces leverages Digital Ocean’s built in CDN, which is a mix of two CDNs depending on the region your traffic is served
Azure Storage doesn’t have special interconnects publishedPeering & interconnectCenturylink is the backbone provider for large parts of the globe
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown


Azure Storage

Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage Microsoft’s answer to their cloud competitor Amazon is finally here. Microsoft has a wide range of storage solutions, providing SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service ) and IaaS (infrastructure as a service). Azure supports a great variety of programming languages, tools, and frameworks, ranging from Microsoft-specific to Linux, or other third-party software and systems.

In the table below we’ll look at the Hot Access Tier, as this is the most commonly used storage tier for online usage.

Digital Ocean Spaces

Digital Ocean is one of the few companies that grew over time and actually made it to the champions leage of Cloud Hosting Providers. It’s only logical DO should offer an object storage solution.

Digital Ocean has established itself over the years as being developer friendly, posting an abundance of useful Sysadmin/developer articles. The value and quality of their blog closely represents their product, which is clean, has good concise documentation, and works great.

Their clients include InfluxDB and Edge Compute company Section; (see our srvrlss profile on them).