This introduction to Amazon Simple Storage Service is intended to give you a detailed summary of this web service. After reading this section, you should have a good idea of what it offers and how it can fit in with your business.
- Overview of Amazon S3 and This Guide
- Advantages to Amazon S3
- Amazon S3 Concepts
- Amazon S3 Application Programming Interfaces (API)
- Paying for Amazon S3
- Related Services
Overview of Amazon S3 and This Guide
Amazon S3 has a simple web services interface that you can use to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.
This guide describes how you send requests to create buckets, store and retrieve your objects, and manage permissions on your resources. The guide also describes access control and the authentication process. Access control defines who can access objects and buckets within Amazon S3, and the type of access (e.g., READ and WRITE). The authentication process verifies the identity of a user who is trying to access Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Advantages to Amazon S3
Amazon S3 is intentionally built with a minimal feature set that focuses on simplicity and robustness. Following are some of advantages of the Amazon S3 service:
- Create Buckets – Create and name a bucket that stores data. Buckets are the fundamental container in Amazon S3 for data storage.
- Store data in Buckets – Store an infinite amount of data in a bucket. Upload as many objects as you like into an Amazon S3 bucket. Each object can contain up to 5 TB of data. Each object is stored and retrieved using a unique developer-assigned key.
- Download data – Download your data or enable others to do so. Download your data any time you like or allow others to do the same.
- Permissions – Grant or deny access to others who want to upload or download data into your Amazon S3 bucket. Grant upload and download permissions to three types of users. Authentication mechanisms can help keep data secure from unauthorized access.
- Standard interfaces – Use standards-based REST and SOAP interfaces designed to work with any Internet-development toolkit.
Note: SOAP support over HTTP is deprecated, but it is still available over HTTPS. New Amazon S3 features will not be supported for SOAP. We recommend that you use either the REST API or the AWS SDKs.
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