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Tata Communications versus Tencent Cloud

Easily compare Tata Communications and Tencent Cloud for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Short profile Tata Communications is a full service, carrier grade, global CDN that has been in operation since their acquisition of BitGravity in 2012. The CDN rides on Tata’s global infrastructure which is the largest Tier 1 network in the world. Tata’s ownership of the network and peering relationships enable it to be very competitive when it comes to price. Tencent Cloud is a leading global CDN that has resources distributed in 50+ countries and the highest service volume of all CDNs in Asia. It has a massive network with 1,100+ nodes in mainland China, extending beyond major ISPs to more than a dozen local providers.

Products

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Unknown = Unknown
Product Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Dynamic Site Acceleration Yes ECDN (Enterprise CDN)
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Whole Site Acceleration Yes CDN
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Large Object Rapid Delivery Yes CDN
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Live Streaming Yes LVB (Live Video Broadcast )
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video On Demand Yes VOD
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Yes No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain No Yes DNSpod
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes CDN Security Yes WAF
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes CDN Security Yes Anti-DDoS Advanced
tooltip Anti-DDoS Pro also available
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs No No
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Unknown Sortof/partially Serverless Cloud Function

Network

Region Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
North America 8 11
Latin America 0 2
Europe 4 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 10 21
China 0 1100
Oceania 1 1
Middle-East 1 4
Africa 0 1

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Minimum contract term Unknown None
Minimum monthly costs Unknown None
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests Unknown None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Unknown None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.055 per GB
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.081 - $0.12 per GB (varies per region)
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown $0.12 per GB

Features

  • Yes = Yes
  • Sortof/partially = Sort of/partially
  • No = No
  • Extra costs = Extra costs
  • Unknown = Unknown
Web acceleration Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. No Yes Self-service, credit card required
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially <10 minutes Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Yes Global Anycasted network
tooltip Tata recommends against root domain though, as they may make changes in DNS at any time
Sortof/partially Use DNSPod for DNS
HTTP/2 No End of 2017 Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Unknown Unknown
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Sortof/partially Resend from origin
tooltip Always fetch compressed from origin
Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge
tooltip Fetch compressed or uncompressed from origin (configurable)
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS Yes HTTP, HTTPS, match protocol
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Sortof/partially Can't configure specific other Host header Yes Can be IP address or hostname
tooltip Can be same host as in client-to-CDN requests
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Extra costs Tiered architecture, not single POP shield
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Sortof/partially Custom implementation by Tencent DevOps team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin No Yes Cloud Object Storage with free tier. Upload in the portal or via API
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Yes Full and granular control Yes Full and granular control
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Sortof/partially
tooltip Tata support is needed to enable/configure this
Sortof/partially Serve stale if origin sends 5xx
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes No longer than 2 mins, often much faster Sortof/partially 5 minutes
Purge - capabilities Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory, not by tag or header Sortof/partially Purge all, purge by directory
Analytics Yes Many metrics in the UI
tooltip 2 seconds refresh ('instant') possible at extra charge
Yes Many metrics available in console and via API
Log files Sortof/partially Refreshed every 24h. Available via FTP
tooltip 15m refresh possible at extra charge
Yes W3C formatted. Available for download in console and via API. Log roll period and delay depends on traffic volume.
API Sortof/partially Purge, configuration. Not analytics Yes Purge, configuration, analytics, logs
HTTPS & Content Protection Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net No Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate No Yes SNI. First 20 DV certs are free. Wildcard allowed
tooltip TrustAsia is the Certificate Authority
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs SNI. Pricing is custom.
tooltip Update cert via UI or API
Yes SNI and free. Wildcard allowed.
Token authentication Extra costs Yes 4 types of token/URL signing available
Geo blocking Yes Sortof/partially Not self-service, support is needed
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes Their support team is needed Yes Based on Referrer or IP address
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content No No
IP white/blacklisting Yes White or black listing. IP addresses and CIDR blocks
tooltip Customer can configure self in UI
Yes Console and API. Block/allow individual IPs and IP ranges

Support

Customer support Tata Communications Tencent Cloud
Documentation Sortof/partially Some documentation, not public Yes Good, extensive and public documentation
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Yes 24/7 support via the console. Multiple VIP support packages are available