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To store and retrieve any volume of data at anytime from anywhere on the web, Amazon S3 offers a straightforward web services interface. Any developer now has access to the same highly scalable, dependable, secure, quick, and affordable infrastructure that Amazon employs to power its extensive network of websites worldwide. The service seeks to maximize scale’s advantages and to distribute those advantages to developers.
Also see: What is Amazon S3? – Amazon Simple Storage Service
Overview of S3
Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3) offer object storage, a service that delivers market-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. It is designed for storing and recovering any quantity of data from anywhere via the internet.
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S3 Standard: – As a result, the cost of storing data that is rarely used and doesn’t need immediate access can be reduced. There are more than three replications in the S3 standard. It transfers the original data over at least three availability zones, is 99.999999999% highly durable, and is 99.9% highly available. Compared to other standards, the S3 standard is costly.
S3 Intelligent-Tiering: – Intelligent Tiering S3 automatically transfers data to the most economical access point without affecting that tire’s performance. In intelligent tiering, there are four different tier types: frequent access, infrequent access, archive quick access, and deep archive access. The Availability Zone is greater than 3, the Availability is 99.9%, and the Durability is 99.999999999%.
S3 Standard IA (Infrequent Access): – The S3 Infrequent Access is intended for data that, in the case of the S3 standard, requires less frequent access but requires longer storage. S3 Standard-IA is excellent for backups, long-term storage, and serving as a data repository for files needed for disaster recovery. High speed and low latency are two features of S3 Infrequent Access. Durability, availability, and availability zones are all more than three and 99.999999999%, respectively.
S3 One-Zone IA: – The S3 One-Zone IA is 20% less expensive than amazon S3 standard IA due to only one availability zone. It has low latency and high-performance Durability of 99.999% and Availability is 99.5%.
S3 Glacier: – The S3 Glacier storage classes are purpose-built for data archiving, providing you with the highest performance, most retrieval flexibility, and the lowest cost archive storage in the cloud. The Availability is 99.9%, Durability is 99.999999999% and Availability zone are more than three.
Step-by-Step Guide to Create a Bucket
Step 1: Log in to AWS Management Console and search S3 in the search bar. Then, Select S3.
Step 2: Now, click on Create Bucket.
Step 3: Enter the bucket name and AWS region. Keep the default settings for all the other options like Object Ownership, Block Public access, and Bucket versioning. Then, click on create bucket button available at the bottom.
Enable or Disable bucket versioning and add the optional tags, set default encryption then click on create a bucket.
Step 4: Once we create a bucket, we can upload an object to it. Select and Click on the newly created bucket.
Step 5: Click on Upload.
Step 6: You can add files or folders by using the ‘Add files’ option
Step 7: Select the file and click on open.
Step 8: Select the newly added file and click on upload.
Step 9: The file is uploaded in the bucket click on close to view all files and folders (if there are multiple files and folders).
Step 10: To download the file click on the file name.
Step 11: Click on download.
Step 12: To delete the file, select the file and click on delete.
Step 13: Write permanently delete in the box and click on the delete object.
Note: To delete a Bucket we need to empty the bucket first which means we need to delete all files and folders.
Step 14: Now, select the bucket and click on delete.
Step 15: Write the bucket name in the box and click on delete bucket.
Above we discussed Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3) and their storage classes with Durability & Availability, their explanations, and a step-by-step guide to creating a bucket and uploading and deleting files/folders and buckets.
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1. How much does S3 cost per GB?
ANS: – It depends on the AWS Region you select while creating the Bucket. For more info please visit: Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service Pricing – Amazon Web Services
2. Can we change the S3 region once we create it?
ANS: – No, we can’t change the bucket’s region once the bucket is created.
WRITTEN BY Samarth Kulkarni