AWS Elemental MediaStore is a video origination and storage service. It offers the performance and consistency required for live and on-demand streaming media combined with the security and durability of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). The service can be accessed through the AWS Management Console, or via APIs or AWS SDKs and configured to your workflow.

Key features

Performance when you need it

Low, predictable latencies for any sized audience
When you create or update a video file in AWS Elemental MediaStore, it is automatically held in a replicated cache for the first few minutes. This gives predictable latency and great performance, regardless of how many viewers watch your stream.

Consistent, low latency reads, writes, and updates

Reduce buffering and end-to-end latency
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 allows you to deliver consistent quality-of-service to viewers.

Access Control Management

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

Use Independently or with AWS Media Services

Use with other AWS Media Services, or deploy on its own
As one of the AWS Media Services, you can choose to use AWS Elemental MediaStore as a standalone service or integrate it with AWS services for live video encoding, VOD processing, ad personalization and monetization, or media-optimized storage. Additionally, other AWS services, such as the Amazon CloudFront CDN, offer seamless interoperability with AWS Elemental MediaPackage.


  • Why should I use AWS Elemental MediaStore instead of managing storage infrastructure myself?

    AWS Elemental MediaStore provides media-specific best practices for object storage without the challenges of complex implementation and management, so customers can focus on their workflow rather than worrying about their storage infrastructure. AWS Elemental MediaStore customers can see a unified view of available object storage tiers and realize the benefits of better security management and performance without the time and cost of building and maintaining a solution.

  • Who can use AWS Elemental MediaStore?

    AWS Elemental MediaStore is designed to meet the needs of all types of video providers. Video is increasingly important to companies from small businesses to global enterprises, as well as government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and schools, all of which can use AWS Elemental MediaStore to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their video operations. Companies in the media and entertainment industry, including film and TV studios, broadcast networks, pay TV channels and system operators, programming distributors, internet service providers, online video platforms, and professional sports leagues and teams, can all benefit from AWS Elemental MediaStore as part of their broadcast, streaming, and over-the-top video offerings.

  • How does AWS Elemental MediaStore improve performance?

    When you write a video file to AWS Elemental MediaStore, it is automatically held in a replicated cache for the first few minutes after creation, and again after each update. This replicated cache gives great performance, even with the high request loads and with the frequent updates common with video files.

  • Is AWS Elemental MediaStore a standalone service or is it dependent on other services?

    AWS Elemental MediaStore can function as a standalone service or within a larger video workflow that includes other AWS Media Services. AWS Media Services are a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based video workflows, which offer customers the capabilities they need to create, package, and deliver video, all accessible through the AWS Management Console and APIs. Working together with other AWS services, AWS Media Services offer a complete solution for processing and delivery of live or on-demand video content to consumers around the world, cost efficiently and with high quality.

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