Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) in 2 Minutes

Amazon s3 can be described as storage for internet.

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Features:

  • Store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
  • highly scalable, reliable, secure, fast, inexpensive infrastructure of Amazon
  • Write, read, and delete objects containing from 1 byte to 5 terabytes
  • Unlimited Objects – unique, developer-assigned key to each
  • Objects are stored in bucket
  • choose a Region to optimize for latency, minimize costs, or address regulatory requirements
  • Objects stored in a Region never leave the Region
  • Authentication mechanisms
  • secure data upload/download and encryption of data at rest
  • standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces
  • Access control mechanisms: Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, Access Control Lists (ACLs), bucket policies, and query string authentication.
  • Versioning
  • Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS)
  • Amazon S3 enables you to utilize Amazon Glacier’s extremely low-cost storage service as a storage option
  • There is no Data Transfer charge for data transferred within an Amazon S3 Region via a COPY request.
  • AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport.
  • Common Use Cases
    • Content Storage and Distribution
    • Storage for Data Analysis
    • Backup, Archiving and Disaster Recovery
    • Static Website Hosting

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