Posted On: Apr 4, 2018

Starting now, Amazon S3 Select is available for all customers. S3 Select is a new Amazon S3 capability designed to pull out only the data you need from an object, which can dramatically improve the performance and reduce 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%.

Now, you can use S3 Select from the AWS SDK for Java, AWS SDK for Python, and AWS CLI. To learn more and get started with S3 Select, visit the Amazon S3 product page and read the AWS blog entitled S3 Select and Glacier Select – Retrieving Subsets of Objects.