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Whats is AWS S3?

Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service is a service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides object storage through a web service interface. Amazon S3 uses the same scalable storage infrastructure that uses to run its global e-commerce network. Amazon S3 can be employed to store any type of object, which allows for uses like storage for Internet applications, backup and recovery, disaster recovery, data archives, data lakes for analytics, and hybrid cloud storage.

Technical Details

Amazon S3 has various features you can use to organize and manage your data in ways that support specific use cases, enable cost efficiencies, enforce security, and meet compliance requirements.

  • ​Storage management and monitoring
  • Storage analytics and insights
  • Access management and security
  • Access management and security
  • S3 Object Lambda
  • Query in place


*Pricing varies according to region, all of the prices displayed here are for the US East (Virginia)


AWS Free Tier - 5GB of storage, , 20k GET requests, 20k PUT, COPY, LIST or POST requests, 15 GB of Data Transfer Out monthly.

S3 Standard - General purpose storage for any type of data, typically used for frequently accessed data

S3 Intelligent - Tiering - Automatic cost savings for data with unknown or changing access patterns

S3 Glacier - For long-term backups and archives with retrieval option from 1 minute to 12 hours

Example Price

Using the S3 Standard, 100GB storage ($2,3) 100k PUT requests ($0,50), 100k SELECT requests ($0,50) $3,2 USD



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