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Amazon S3 – Bigger and Busier Than Ever

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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.

Modified 08/17/2020 – In an effort to ensure a great experience, expired links in this post have been updated or removed from the original post.
Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.