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Consolidate and query Amazon S3 Inventory reports for Region-wide object-level visibility

Organizations around the world store billions of objects and files representing terabytes to petabytes of data. Data is often owned by different teams, departments, or business units, spanning multiple locations. As the amount of datastores, locations, and owners grow, you need a way to cost-effectively maintain visibility on important characteristics of your data, including based […]

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Cross-region disaster recovery with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

Data protection is a top priority for our customers. Your disaster recovery (DR) strategy might require you to continuously replicate your data across multiple geographic regions to mitigate against natural disasters such as earthquakes or technical disasters that may affect a particular geographic region. Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, which provides fully managed shared storage […]

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Identify cold objects for archiving to Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes

Update (02/13/2024): Consider Amazon S3 Lifecycle transition fees that are charged based on the total number of objects being transitioned, the destination storage class (listed on the Amazon S3 pricing page), as well as the additional metadata charges applied. You can use the S3 pricing calculator to estimate the total upfront and monthly costs by […]

How Orca Security efficiently shares encrypted Amazon EBS Snapshots

Orca Security, an AWS Partner, is an independent cybersecurity software provider whose agent-less cloud security environment is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. Orca makes cloud security simple for enterprises moving to and scaling with AWS with its patented SideScanning™ technology and Unified Data Model. Orca’s customers use Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes […]

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Derive insights from AWS DataSync task reports using AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight

Update (9/22/2023): Step 6b updated to automatically detect and update the Amazon Athena table schema when crawler detects large data transfer values reported in bytes that would consume the table’s maximum integer value while storing data. As customers scale their migration of large datasets with millions of files across multiple data transfers, they are faced […]

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How Continental uses Mountpoint for Amazon S3 in autonomous driving development – accelerating simulation performance by 20%

Continental and AWS have been collaborating to create the Continental Automotive Edge (CAEdge) framework – a modular hardware and software environment that connects the vehicle to the cloud and features virtual workbenches. The platform includes a virtual workbench offering numerous options to develop, supply, and maintain software-intensive system functions. It supports a wide range of automotive […]

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Amazon Elastic Block Store at 15 Years

Just after joining Amazon Web Services in 2009, I met with Andrew Certain, at that time a senior engineer on the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) team, to get into the details on how EBS was implemented and what plans were looking forward. Andrew took me through the details of this remote block storage […]

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Optimizing performance of Apache Spark workloads on Amazon S3

This blog covers performance metrics, optimizations, and configuration tuning specific to OSS Spark running on Amazon EKS. For customers using or considering Amazon EMR on EKS, refer to the service documentation to get started and this blog post for the latest performance benchmark. Performance is top of mind for customers running streaming, extract transform load […]

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Sharing data on Amazon FSx for OpenZFS across Linux and Windows clients

Many organizations need a high-performance shared file system that they can access simultaneously from Linux and Windows, despite different permission models across the platforms. For example, a media and entertainment enterprise may render workloads mutually on Linux and Windows clients. These customers may use mechanisms like “User Mapping” to make sure that their Windows clients can […]

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Disabling Amazon S3 access control lists with S3 Inventory

Access control lists (ACLs) define user access and the operations users can take on specific resources. Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) was launched in 2006 with ACLs as its first authorization mechanism. Since 2011, Amazon S3 has also supported AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies for managing access to S3 buckets, and it recommends […]