Amazon S3 – More Than 449 Billion Objects
As of the end of the second quarter of 2011, Amazon S3 holds more than 449 billion objects and processes up to 290,000 requests per second for them at peak times. Here’s a chart:
No matter how you look at it, that’s a lot of objects! Here are a few ways to put it into perspective:
- 1,440 objects for every resident of the United States (source: US Population Clock).
- 64 objects for each person on Planet Earth (source: World Population Clock).
- 4 objects for every neuron in your brain (source: Wikipedia / Neuron).
- About as many S3 objects as there are stars in the Milky Way (source: Wikipedia / Milky Way).