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Amazon S3 – Two Trillion Objects, 1.1 Million Requests / Second

Last June I blogged about the first trillion objects stored in Amazon S3. On the first day of re:Invent I updated that number to 1.3 trillion.

It is time for another update!

I’m pleased to announce that there are now more than 2 trillion (2 x 1012) objects stored in Amazon S3 and that the service is regularly peaking at over 1.1 million requests per second.

It took us six years to grow to one trillion stored objects, and less than a year to double that number. 

What Does That Mean?
It is always fun to try and put these numbers into real-world terms:

I spoke at a cloud computing conference in China last week. With a population of 1.35 billion, there are 1,481 Amazon S3 objects per Chinese citizen!

Our galaxy is estimated to contain about 400 billion stars. That works out to five objects for every star in the galaxy.

The field of Paleodemography estimates that 100 billion people have been born on planet Earth. Each of them can have 20 S3 objects.

And one more — our universe is about 13.6 billion years old. If you added one S3 object every 60 hours starting at the Big Bang, you’d have accumulated almost two trillion of them by now.

Getting Started With Amazon S3
If you aren’t using S3, now is the time to start!

You can read the S3 Getting Started Guide and the Console User Guide, use the AWS SDKs to access the S3 APIs, use some of these S3 tools, or S3 apps.

— Jeff;
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.