Your Store in The Cloud -Google Cloud Storage API

Ajay Ohri, August 1st, 2012

Your Store in The Cloud -Google Cloud Storage API In our previous post we provided an summary of Google’s cloud infrastructure and talked of the Google Prediction API . To apply the Google Prediction API we do ought to use the storage from within Google Storage API . Google Cloud Storage is a RESTful service for storing and accessing your data on Google’s infrastructure which have been open since May 2011 for public access.

The access of your data within Google Storage is remarkable easy . You are able to directly access it through your browser (see below) through the  Google Cloud Storage Manager at https://storage.cloud.google.com . There’s a command line utility called gsutil (version 3.0) and support for Python for access.

Your Store in The Cloud -Google Cloud Storage API

While the XML API for Google Storage is on version 2.0 , there’s a brand new JSON API in limited preview available now. 0 JSON 0 is obviously sooner or later of many APIs however it runs slightly behind 1 XML APIs 1 in case you see our directory!

Is Google Storage really less expensive than Amazon S3?

We use an example to check pricing from Google Storage and Amazon S3. Here’s an exact Google Storage 2 detailed  example 2 and we  calculated  3 Amazon pricing 3 for that comparison. We discover a monthly saving of only $605 in the cheap of $14000 for 75 TB data /month in Google Storage  over Amazon S3. Also given the truth that Google Compute Cloud isn’t open for the general public (or mature) as Amazon EC2- clearly Google Storage is supposed just for those that have uses for Google’s other APIs and never as a value effective storage option.

This is despite the hot 15% reduction in prices as mentioned 4 here 4 .

It seems the intention by Google Storage API  is thus not only to diminish the propensity of individuals to head out of its infrastructure but to behave as an infrastructure partner for the opposite Google Cloud APIs. We might applaud efforts to enable you to move data on to and fro from Google Cloud Storage to Amazon s3 though!

The recent 5 additions to this API 5 make it a promising one to look at seeing that it’s the infrastructural base for Google’s Cloud API efforts. Enhancements have included efforts to assist development of advanced JavaScript applications (together with browser-based games and serving web fonts from Google Cloud Storage.

Want to check out Google’s storage within the cloud ? There’s free trial offer till Dec 31, 2012 with 5GB and a few other 6 freebies 6 . Need to store tonnes of information in a global class infrastructure optimized for speed. Google Cloud Storage API- Just another API call away!

(In our next posts on this series, we’d cover the remainder components of Google Cloud APIs namely  Google Big Query and Google Cloud SQL )

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