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Tencent Cloud versus Tata Communications

Easily compare Tencent Cloud and Tata Communications 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 Tencent Cloud Tata Communications
Short profile 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. 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.

Products

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

Network

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

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Tencent Cloud Tata Communications
Minimum contract term None Unknown
Minimum monthly costs None Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) $0.045 per GB Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) $0.067 - $0.09 per GB (varies per region) Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) $0.11 per GB Unknown

Features

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

Support

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