Open Data on AWS

Share any volume of data with as many people as you want

When data is shared on AWS, anyone can analyze it and build services on top of it using a broad range of compute and data analytics products, including Amazon EC2, Amazon Athena, AWS Lambda, and Amazon EMR. Sharing data in the cloud lets data users spend more time on data analysis rather than data acquisition.

AWS Data Exchange makes it easy to find datasets made publicly available through AWS services. Browse available data and learn how to register your own datasets.

AWS Public Datasets: Unlocking the Potential of Open Data in the Cloud

Putting data to work on AWS

Examples of how data shared on AWS is accelerating research and creation of new applications.

Allen Institute for Brain Science Shares Research Data on AWS


Element 84 Uses AWS to Process Large Datasets at Scale


SpaceNet Accelerates Geospatial Machine Learning using AWS


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Key initiatives

    Benefits of sharing data on AWS

    Global community of users

    Global community of users

    When you share data on AWS, you make it available to a large and growing community of developers, startups, and enterprises around the world.

    Reduced time to insight

    Reduced time to insight

    In AWS, tools to analyze data are only ever a click away, which means you reduce the time it takes for people to start working with your data.

    New services and tools

    New services and tools

    The AWS Cloud expands daily, and data shared on AWS becomes more useful as new features and services are released.

    Lower cost of research

    Lower cost of research

    Researchers can analyze data shared on AWS without needing to pay to store their own copy. They only pay for the compute they use, and do not need to purchase storage to start a project.

    Open Data Sponsorship Program

    The AWS Open Data Sponsorship Program covers the cost of storage for publicly available high-value cloud-optimized datasets. We work with data providers who seek to:

    • Democratize access to data by making it available for analysis on AWS
    • Develop new cloud-native techniques, formats, and tools that lower the cost of working with data
    • Encourage the development of communities that benefit from access to shared datasets
    Learn how to propose your dataset to the Open Data Sponsorship Program