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Tag: Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

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The inside story on Mountpoint for Amazon S3, a high-performance open source file client

UPDATE (6/30/2023): You can now use the alpha release of Mountpoint for Amazon S3 to create new files in Amazon S3. For details, please read the What’s New post. Amazon S3 is the best place to build data lakes because of its durability, availability, scalability, and security. Hundreds of thousands of data lakes are built […]

Simplify and scale access management to shared datasets with cross-account Amazon S3 Access Points

In today’s interconnected and data centric world, businesses must have access to the right data for data-driven decision-making, ultimately driving better business results. Collecting all the relevant data takes time and capital as it requires setting up data ingestion pipelines, hiring analysts to validate and interpret the data, and incorporating data insights that influence important […]

Data migration and cost saving at scale with Amazon S3 File Gateway

Migrating data to the cloud requires experience with different data types and the ability to preserve source data structure and metadata attributes. Customers often have on-premises file data stored on traditional file servers, retaining original timestamp of data creation for varying reasons including data lifecycle management. Customers find it challenging to identify a path to […]

Figure 1: Multi-region FSx for NetApp ONTAP with SnapMirror replication for SQL Server DR

On-demand archival and retrieval of documents from Amazon WorkDocs to Amazon S3

Cloud storage of documents has seen rapid growth over the years as more and more customers and businesses move away from traditional physical storage. As the size and number of documents continue to grow, customers want to manage their documents and retain them using long term, durable, cost-effective document archives. Businesses such as medical research […]

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Automatically compress and archive satellite imagery for Amazon S3

Satellite imagery often comes as large, high-resolution files, and organizations that work with this data typically have high storage costs. Additionally, large imagery files can take time and resources when downloaded for use with machine learning (ML), data analytics tools, or manual analyst review. Using standard compression techniques lets us achieve reductions in file size […]

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Large scale migration of encrypted objects in Amazon S3 using S3 Batch Operations

Many organizations have data governance strategies or compliance requirements that mandate their data be replicated and redundant across different management accounts and global regions. Moving encrypted data at scale can often take a few additional steps due to the need to decrypt and re-encrypt objects as part of the replication process. Amazon Simple Storage Service […]

S3 Security

Modern data protection architecture on Amazon S3: Part 2

Update (12/11/2023): As of November 20, 2023, Amazon S3 supports enabling S3 Object Lock on existing buckets. Keeping data secure and usable in unforeseen circumstances like accidental breaches, human error, and hacking is critical to business continuity and success. To effectively mitigate the impact of these events on business-critical assets, one of the recommended strategies […]

S3 Security

Modern data protection architecture on Amazon S3: Part 1

Update (12/11/2023): As of November 20, 2023, Amazon S3 supports enabling S3 Object Lock on existing buckets. Keeping data secure and usable in unforeseen circumstances like accidental breaches, human error, and hacking is critical to business continuity and success. To effectively mitigate the impact of these events on business-critical assets, one of the recommended strategies […]

Using AWS Storage Gateway to modernize next-generation sequencing workflows

Exact Sciences operates the laboratories across the world that produce data that is critical to performing analysis and diagnostics to classify cancer modalities, treatments, and therapeutics. The laboratories generate large data sets from on-premises genomic sequencing devices that must be sent to the cloud for processing. Once in the cloud, we process the data to […]

S3 Security

How to audit an Amazon S3 bucket’s default encryption configuration at scale

Encrypting data at rest fulfills compliance and security standards while providing an extra layer of defense to protect against unauthorized access. As organizations scale, it is critical to develop standardize encryption to minimize the administrative burden of managing encryption keys. Organizations that lack encryption standardization may find themselves unable to access critical data when required. […]