Open Data Sponsorship Program

The Amazon Web Services (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
See examples of datasets supported by the Open Data Sponsorship Program

Requirements

To share your dataset through the Open Data Sponsorship Program, you must agree to the Open Data Sponsorship Program Terms and Conditions.

Application process

AWS evaluates applications to the Open Data Sponsorship Program every three months. The quarterly deadlines for submitting Open Data Sponsorship Program applications are: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31 (or the first business day after those dates). Application decisions are typically communicated within one month following the applicable quarterly deadline.

If we bring your dataset into the Open Data Sponsorship Program, we will cover the costs of storage and data transfer for a period of two years, in accordance with the Open Data Sponsorship Program Terms and Conditions.