MongoDB GridFS vs Amazon S3 Storage

Which is faster?

Speed and performance are going to depend on several factors. Every situation is unique so there is not a single answer. I have laid out some things to consider below.

Which is cheaper?

Will depend on the size of files you’re storing and the rate you’re storing them at.

Which is more scalable?

Both S3 and MongoDB are capable of incredible scaling.

In Summary

As I am sure you will agree, there is no clear winner. Which is better depends on your circumstances, requirements and budget. As I stated at the start of this article, the choice you make may require some compromises. Only you can decide which best suits your circumstances.

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