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Amazon S3 – Bigger and Busier Than Ever

The number of objects stored in Amazon S3 continues to grow:

Here are the stats, measured at the end of the fourth quarter of each year:

  • 2006 – 2.9 billion objects
  • 2007 – 14 billion objects
  • 2008 – 40 billion objects
  • 2009 – 102 billion objects
  • 2010 – 262 billion objects

The peak request rate for S3 is now in excess of 200,000 requests per second.

If you want to work on game-changing, world-scale services like this, you should think about applying for one of the open positions on the S3 team:

— Jeff;


Note: The original graph included an extraneous (and somewhat confusing) data point for Q3 of 2010. I have updated the graph for clarity.