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Category: Best Practices

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How to implement a centralized immutable backup solution with AWS Backup

Many organizations around the world, such as government agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofits, are required to maintain and securely store their data long term to comply with regulatory and business requirements. One way to fulfill such requirements is via a centralized immutable backup solution that creates and stores secure and immutable backups of their data […]

Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points

Building an active-active, latency-based application across multiple Regions

Many enterprises are looking to optimize the performance of their applications in order to deliver the best possible experience to their end users. Applications with global user bases are keenly aware of latency, and how high latency and poor performance can negatively affect their users’ experience. With data in one location, like on premises, it […]

How SkyWatch built its satellite imagery solution using AWS Lambda and Amazon EFS

SkyWatch is on a mission to democratize remote sensing data through a simple user experience. Every day, trillions of pixels of Earth observation imagery are captured by satellites orbiting our planet. New applications for this data are developed every week, with demand increasing across many industries. Examples include commercial applications, such as construction, finance, and […]

Amazon S3 Glacier Storage Classes

Best practices for archiving large datasets with AWS

As companies grow, they often find themselves managing an ever-increasing amount of data. Customers often need to retain backups for business continuity or disaster recovery, as well as records for compliance and audits. In addition, some customers may need to retain backups to create a centralized repository of information that is heterogeneous in nature, with […]

Amazon S3 Replication

Ten tips for multi-tenant, multi-Region object replication in Amazon S3

UPDATE (2/10/2022): Amazon S3 Batch Replication launched on 2/8/2022, allowing you to replicate existing S3 objects and synchronize your S3 buckets. See the S3 User Guide for additional details. Independent software vendors (ISV) want to build multi-tenanted applications to benefit from more efficient usage of resources in addition to global reach. These apps require a […]

Amazon S3 Replication

Save 20% on storage costs for replicated data in multi-region applications

UPDATE (2/10/2022): Amazon S3 Batch Replication launched on 2/8/2022, allowing you to replicate existing S3 objects and synchronize your S3 buckets. See the S3 User Guide for additional details. Customers are increasingly building multi-region applications where they keep multiple copies of their data in geographically isolated locations for reduced latency, compliance, security, disaster recovery, and […]

Amazon S3

Manage and analyze your data at scale using Amazon S3 Inventory and Amazon Athena

Object storage gives you virtually unlimited scale, which helps you grow your business without being concerned with managing the infrastructure to support your data. Managing millions to billions of objects in Amazon S3 can be difficult, inefficient, and time consuming if you don’t take steps to automate the management of this data at scale. Data […]

S3 on Outposts

Run applications on premises and access Amazon S3 objects from AWS Outposts

Today we are excited to announce support for direct local access to S3 on Outposts buckets. You can now run applications in an on-premises network and access objects from S3 on Outposts buckets running on your AWS Outposts. Common use cases for S3 on Outposts involve localized data ingest, processing, and data residency. For example, […]

S3 Access Points

Tips for effective innovation collaboration from Pinterest and AWS: Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on how Pinterest and AWS worked together to solve a complex data access problem. Note: The launch for S3 Access Points aliases on 7/26/2021 makes it easy to use an access point for any application that requires an S3 bucket name. Researchers from the Kellogg School of […]

S3 cost optimization

Amazon S3 cost optimization for predictable and dynamic access patterns

Many customers of all sizes and industries tell us they are growing at an unprecedented scale – both their business and their data. Amazon S3 enables any developer to leverage Amazon’s own benefits at a massive scale with no up-front investment or performance compromises. Customers love the elasticity and agility they get with S3 because […]