AWS S3 Overview

✍ π”Έπ•Žπ•Š π•ŠπŸ› Overview

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides object storage through a web interface. Amazon S3 can store any type of object. It can be used for storage for Internet applications, backups, disaster recovery, data archives, data lakes for analytics, and hybrid cloud storage.

✍ S3 Characteristics and Features

β‘  Amazon S3 is designed for 99.999999999% (11 9s) of data durability.

β‘‘ AWS aims to provide scalability, high availability, and low latency with high durability and availability.

β‘’ AWS launched S3 in the United States in March 2006, and Europe in November 2007

β‘£ Amazon S3 operates the scalable storage infrastructure that uses to run its e-commerce network.

β‘€ AWS S3 allowed choosing from supported checksum algorithms SHA-1, SHA-256, CRC32, or CRC32C.

β‘₯ Amazon declared that AWS S3 stored more than 100 trillion objects as of March 2021.

⑦ In 2017 AWS added default encryption capabilities at the bucket level.

✍ S3 Types

  1. S3 Intelligent-Tiering

  2. S3 Standard, S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (S3 Standard-IA)

  3. S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access (S3 One Zone-IA)

  4. S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval

  5. S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval

  6. S3 Glacier Deep Archive

  7. S3 Outposts

Note : πŸ“‚ Amazon S3 Standard is the default one.

✍ Related Services

πŸ”” All major cloud platforms also (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure and Oracle Cloud ) provide these types of Object storage services.

They are,

  • AWS - S3

  • Azure Blob

  • Google Cloud Cloud Storage

  • Oracle Cloud Object Storage


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