Amazon S3

Object storage built to retrieve any amount of data from anywhere

5 GB of S3 standard storage

for 12 months with the AWS Free Tier

How it works

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service offering industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. Customers of all sizes and industries can store and protect any amount of data for virtually any use case, such as data lakes, cloud-native applications, and mobile apps. With cost-effective storage classes and easy-to-use management features, you can optimize costs, organize data, and configure fine-tuned access controls to meet specific business, organizational, and compliance requirements.
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Use cases

Build a data lake

Run big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high performance computing (HPC) applications to unlock data insights.

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Back up and restore critical data

Meet Recovery Time Objectives (RTO), Recovery Point Objectives (RPO), and compliance requirements with S3’s robust replication features.

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Archive data at the lowest cost

Move data archives to the Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes to lower costs, eliminate operational complexities, and gain new insights.

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Run cloud-native applications

Build fast, powerful mobile and web-based cloud-native apps that scale automatically in a highly available configuration.

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How to get started

Find out how Amazon S3 works

Learn more about analytics, data management, query in place, storage classes, security, and more.

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Sign up for a free account

Pay nothing or try for free while learning the fundamentals and building on AWS.

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Connect with an expert

From development to enterprise-level programs, get the right support at the right time.

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