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Amazon S3 Growth for 2011 – Now 762 Billion Objects

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon S3 | | Comments

As of the end of 2011, there are 762 billion (762,000,000,000) objects in Amazon S3. We process over 500,000 requests per second for these objects at peak times.

Here’s the annual growth chart:

This represents year-over-year growth of 192%; S3 grew faster last year than it did in any year since it launched in 2006.

Where are all of these objects coming from? Although we definitely made it easier for you to delete objects using Multi-Object Deletion and Object Expiration, we also gave you plenty of ways to upload new objects using Multipart upload, AWS Direct Connect, and AWS Import/Export.

As you can imagine, building, running, and adding new features to a system as large and as complex as S3 is no simple task. Here are some of the open positions on the S3 team:

— Jeff;