S3, the Simple Storage Service, is a reliable, fast and cheap way to store “stuff” on the Internet. S3 can be used to store just about anything: XML documents, binary data, images, videos, or whatever else our customers want to store.
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
- Object storage with a simple web service interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web.
- It is designed to deliver 99.999999999% durability, and scale past trillions of objects worldwide.
- Business use S3 as primary storage for cloud-native applications; as a bulk repository, or “data lake,” for analytics; as a target for backup & recovery and disaster recovery; and with server less computing.
- It’s simple to move large volumes of data into or out of S3
- Once data is stored in Amazon S3, it can be automatically tiered into lower cost, longer-term cloud storage classes like S3 Standard – Infrequent Access and Amazon Glacier for archiving
About Amazon S3
Amazon S3 stores data as objects within resources called “buckets”. You can store as many objects as you want within a bucket, and write, read, and delete objects in your bucket. Objects can be up to 5 terabytes.
You can control access to the bucket (who can create, delete, and retrieve objects in the bucket for example), view access logs for the bucket and its objects, and choose the AWS region where a bucket is stored to optimize for latency, minimize costs, or address regulatory requirements.
Amazon S3 is designed as a complete storage platform. Consider the ownership value included with every GB.
Simplicity. Amazon S3 is built for simplicity, with a web-based management console, mobile app, and full REST APIs and SDKs for easy integration with third party technologies.
Durability. Amazon S3 is available in regions around the world, and includes geographic redundancy within each region as well as the option to replicate across regions. In addition, multiple versions of an object may be preserved for point-in-time recovery.
Scalability. Customers around the world depend on Amazon S3 to safeguard trillions of objects every day. Costs grow and shrink on demand, and global deployments can be done in minutes. Industries like financial services, healthcare, media, and entertainment use it to build big data, analytics, transcoding, and archive applications.
Security. Amazon S3 supports data transfer over SSL and automatic encryption of your data once it is uploaded. You can also configure bucket policies to manage object permissions and control access to your data using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
Broad integration with other AWS services for security (IAM and KMS), alerting (CloudWatch, CloudTrail and Event Notifications), computing (Lambda), and database (EMR, Redshift), designed to integrate directly with Amazon S3.
Cloud Data Migration options. AWS storage includes multiple specialized methods to help you get data into and out of the cloud.
Enterprise-class Storage Management. S3 Storage Management features allow you to take a data-driven approach to storage optimization, data security, and management efficiency.