How Google Cloud Storage processes cloud functions 4x faster than Amazon Web Services

Research Report July 30 2019

Managed storage is an important part of many application architectures, but especially for those that use serverless functions. Using distributed tracing, we investigated object retrieval times from regional buckets with Google Cloud Storage and AWS S3 and found that Google Cloud Functions’ reusable connection insertion makes requests more than four times faster both in-region and cross region.

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