AWS Elemental MediaStore Documentation

AWS Elemental MediaStore is a video origination and storage service. The service can be accessed through the AWS Management Console, or via APIs or AWS SDKs and configured to your workflow.

Performance when you need it

When you create or update a video file in AWS Elemental MediaStore, it is held in a replicated cache for the first few minutes. This is designed to provide predictable latency and consistent performance, regardless of how many viewers watch your stream.

Consistent, low latency reads, writes, and updates

Consistent read-after-write, and read-after-update performance is required for HTTP-based streaming video protocols that use manifests to tell a player what objects to download. If the content is not available immediately when requested, buffering or playback failures will occur, and if content manifests aren’t current, devices will simply stop playback. AWS Elemental MediaStore is built for low-latency reads and writes, and high volumes of requests, which is designed to allow you to deliver consistent quality-of-service to viewers.

Access Control Management

Integrated security management tools let you create Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles, allowing you to restrict access to content to specific roles. As an example, you can restrict access to entire storage containers, or just particular content paths, allowing only the content required to CDNs and end viewers. Regardless of your workload, AWS security management tools help give you control, whether it’s managing content read access, or delegating write access to a particular set of users.

Use Independently or with AWS Media Services

AWS Elemental MediaStore can be used as a standalone service or integrated with AWS services for live video encoding, VOD processing, ad personalization and monetization, or media-optimized storage. 

Additional Information

For additional information about service controls, security features and functionalities, including, as applicable, information about storing, retrieving, modifying, restricting, and deleting data, please see This additional information does not form part of the Documentation for purposes of the AWS Customer Agreement available at, or other agreement between you and AWS governing your use of AWS’s services.