Amazon Simple Storage Service – S3

Amazon Simple Storage Service – S3

Internet storage is the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). It is intended to simplify web computing.

Amazon S3 features a simple web services interface to store and get unlimited quantity of data from anywhere on the web at any time. It provides every developer with the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, and cheap data storage infrastructure that Amazon employs to run its own worldwide website network. This service focuses at maximising the advantages of scale and passing them on to developers.

The workings of Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a storage of objects that varies from other types of storage cloud computing, such as blocks and files. The metadata of each item is kept as a file. An ID number is provided for the object as well. Use this ID number to access objects for applications. This is different than the cloud file and block storage where a developer can use a representative state transfer (REST) API to access an object.

A subscriber has access to the same technology that Amazon uses for running its own websites using S3 object storage. S3 allows clients to upload, store and download virtually any file or object of a size of up to 5 TB - the maximum single upload capable of 5GB (GB).

Benefits of Amazon S3

With a basic feature set focusing on simplicity and stability, Amazon S3 is purposely created. Some of the benefits of using Amazon S3 are as follows:

  1. Buckets creation –Create and name a data-saving bucket. Amazon S3's buckets are the most important data storage containers.
  2. Data storage - Store endless data in a bucket. Tap into the Amazon S3 bucket as many objects as you want. Up to 5 TB of data may be included in each object. With a unique developer assigned key, each object is kept and recovered.
  3. Download data -download or allow others to download your data. Download or enable others to do the same data whenever you like.
  4. Permissions — Give or deny access in your Amazon S3 bucket to those who wish to upload or download data. Allow three sorts of users to download and upload permissions. Mechanisms for authentication can help protect data from unwanted access.
  5. Standard interfaces — Use standard REST and SOAP interfaces to work with any tool set for internet development.