Posted On: Nov 30, 2022
We are announcing the preview of AWS Data Exchange for Amazon S3, a new feature that enables data subscribers to access third-party data files directly from data providers’ Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. This feature is intended for subscribers who want to easily use third-party data files for their data analysis with AWS services without needing to create or manage data copies, as well as data providers who want to offer in-place access to data hosted in their Amazon S3 buckets.
Once data subscribers are entitled to an AWS Data Exchange for Amazon S3 data set, they can start their data analysis without having to set up their own S3 buckets, copy data files into those S3 buckets, or pay associated storage fees. Data analysis can be done with AWS services such as Amazon Athena, Amazon SageMaker Feature Store, or Amazon EMR. Subscribers access the same S3 objects that the data provider maintains and are therefore always using the most up-to-date data available, without additional engineering or operational work. Data providers can easily set up AWS Data Exchange for Amazon S3 (Preview) on top of their existing S3 buckets to share direct access to an entire S3 bucket or specific prefixes and S3 objects. After setup, AWS Data Exchange automatically manages subscriptions, entitlements, billing, and payment.
AWS Data Exchange for Amazon S3 (Preview) is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Data Exchange is available today: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (London).
To get started, visit AWS Data Exchange to find AWS Data Exchange for Amazon S3 data products. Learn more about how customers can now find, subscribe to, and use third-party data files in a few clicks and without needing to create or manage copies here. If you’re a registered data provider, you can learn more about offering in-place access to your S3 buckets in our documentation. If you’re not a registered data provider, you can become an AWS Data Exchange provider following these steps.