Posted On: Nov 29, 2017

Amazon S3 Select is now available in Preview. S3 Select is a new Amazon S3 capability designed to pull out only the data you need from an object, dramatically improving the performance and reducing the cost of applications that need to access data in S3.

Most applications have to retrieve the entire object and then filter out only the required data for further analysis. S3 Select enables applications to offload the heavy lifting of filtering and accessing data inside objects to the Amazon S3 service. By reducing the volume of data that has to be loaded and processed by your applications, S3 Select can improve the performance of most applications that frequently access data from S3 by up to 400%.

During the Preview, you can use Amazon S3 Select through the available Presto connector, with AWS Lambda, or from any other application using the S3 Select SDK for Java or Python. This Preview is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) AWS Regions. 

To apply for the Preview, visit the S3 Select Limited Preview page