Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Create Pre Signed URL Using C# for Uploading Large Files In Amazon S3

For a change, this would be a technical post which will not be about Windows Azure :). For the service we are building at Cynapta, we had a requirement where we needed to upload large files using a pure browser based interface. For that we used Query String authentication mechanism available in … [Read more...]

Simple Calculator for Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3 Pricing

UPDATE - 06-DECEMBER-2012 I originally wrote this post in September 2012. Recently at their re:Invent event, Amazon announced reduction in their storage prices by 24-28% (http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/11/amazon-s3-price-reduction-december-1-2012.html). Yesterday Microsoft announced similar price … [Read more...]

How to Copy a Bucket from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using “Copy Blob”

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about how you can copy an object (file) from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using improved “Copy Blob” functionality. You can read that post here: … [Read more...]

How To Copy an Object from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using “Copy Blob”

Yesterday I wrote a blog post summarizing updates done to Windows Azure Storage. You can read that blog post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/06/13/updates-to-windows-azure-storagesummary-of-new-features/. One of the significant improvement done is with “Copy Blob” function. While preparing for … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Summary

I wrote two detailed blog posts comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). You can read those blog posts here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/05/09/comparing-windows-azure-blob-storage-and-amazon-simple-storage-service-s3part-i/ and … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Part II

In part I of this blog post, we started comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). We covered basic concepts and compared pricing and features of Blob Container and Buckets. You can read that blog post here: … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Part I

In this blog post, we’re going to compare Windows Azure Blob Storage Service and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) from core functionality point of view. In this blog post we’re going to focus on core concepts, pricing and feature comparison between blob containers and buckets (defined below). In … [Read more...]