Scaleway Object Storage compared to Amazon S3

Scaleway Object Storage
Amazon S3


Storage Features of Scaleway Object Storage compared to Amazon S3
Scaleway Object StorageFeaturesAmazon S3
Cloud based
GDPR Compliant
On premise
Open source
Versioned files
Cross Region Replication
S3 Compatible API
Portal, REST api and multiple command line utilitiesManagement interfacesPortal, CLI, REST api
Event hooks/pubsub
99.99%SLABest effort. Credits below 99.9%. That is 43 minutes of downtime allowed per month without having to issue credits
unlimitedMaximum object filesize5 TB
Minimum object filesizeA 0 byte file has 8 KB of chargeable overhead for metadata.
unlimitedRecommended max file count per bucketunlimited
unlimitedMax filesize for a bucketunlimited
unlimitedMaximum amount of buckets500 - upgradable if you need it.
Authentication / ACLAmazon has designed their very own PreSigned URL mechanism which is now used globally across providers
The standard Storage Class claims to be sufficient to serve as CDN for your (streaming)contentCDN integrationS3 integrates seamlessly into Amazon’s CloudFront CDN, as well as other CDNs
Scaleway has a large number of peering interfaces in Amsterdam, and is otherwise connected very well in Warsaw and ParisPeering & interconnect
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown


Scaleway Object Storage

Scaleway, mostly known for its performance cloud computing brand, launched their Object Storage product some time in 2020. Although quite late, in comparison to other Cloud Compute platforms, they used their to time to release a quality product. Another cool feature is that Scaleway has full GDPR compatibility with their DCs in Paris, Amsterdam and Warsaw.

Their list of customers includes Adobe, Dailymotion, and Malwarebytes.

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.