General Purpose

Amazon S3 Standard

Amazon S3 Standard offers high durability, availability, and performance object storage for frequently accessed data. Because it delivers low latency and high throughput, S3 Standard is perfect for a wide variety of use cases including cloud applications, dynamic websites, content distribution, mobile and gaming applications, and Big Data analytics. S3 Lifecycle management offers configurable policies to automatically migrate objects to the most appropriate storage class.

Key Features:

  • Low latency and high throughput performance
  • Designed for durability of 99.999999999% of objects across multiple Availability Zones
  • Data is resilient in the event of one entire Availability Zone destruction
  • Designed for 99.99% availability over a given year
  • Backed with the Amazon S3 Service Level Agreement for availability
  • Supports SSL for data in transit and encryption of data at rest
  • Lifecycle management for automatic migration of objects

Infrequent Access

Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access

Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (S3 Standard-IA) is an Amazon S3 storage class for data that is accessed less frequently, but requires rapid access when needed. S3 Standard-IA offers the high durability, high throughput, and low latency of S3 Standard, with a low per GB storage price and per GB retrieval fee. This combination of low cost and high performance make S3 Standard-IA ideal for long-term storage, backups, and as a data store for disaster recovery. The S3 Standard-IA storage class is set at the object level and can exist in the same bucket as S3 Standard, allowing you to use S3 Lifecycle Policies to automatically transition objects between storage classes without any application changes.

Key Features:

  • Same low latency and high throughput performance of S3 Standard
  • Designed for durability of 99.999999999% of objects across multiple Availability Zones
  • Data is resilient in the event of one entire Availability Zone destruction
  • Designed for 99.9% availability over a given year
  • Backed with the Amazon S3 Service Level Agreement for availability
  • Supports SSL for data in transit and encryption of data at rest
  • Lifecycle management for automatic migration of objects

Amazon S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access

Amazon S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access (S3 One Zone-IA) is an Amazon S3 storage class for data that is accessed less frequently, but requires rapid access when needed. Unlike other Amazon object storage classes, which store data in a minimum of three Availability Zones (AZs), S3 One Zone-IA stores data in a single AZ. Because of this, storing data in S3 One Zone-IA costs 20% less than storing it in S3 Standard-IA. S3 One Zone-IA is ideal for customers who want a lower cost option for infrequently accessed data but do not require the availability and resilience of S3 Standard or S3 Standard-IA storage. It’s a good choice, for example, for storing secondary backup copies of on-premises data or easily re-creatable data, or for storage used as an S3 Cross-Region Replication target from another AWS Region.

S3 One Zone-IA offers the same high durability†, high throughput, and low latency of Amazon S3 Standard and S3 Standard-IA, with a low per GB storage price and per GB retrieval fee. The S3 One Zone-IA storage class is set at the object level and can exist in the same bucket as S3 Standard and S3 Standard-IA, allowing you to use S3 Lifecycle Policies to automatically transition objects between storage classes without any application changes.

Key Features:

  • Same low latency and high throughput performance of S3 Standard and S3 Standard-IA
  • Designed for durability of 99.999999999% of objects in a single Availability Zone, but data will be lost in the event of Availability Zone destruction
  • Designed for 99.5% availability over a given year
  • Backed with the Amazon S3 Service Level Agreement for availability
  • Supports SSL for data in transit and encryption of data at rest
  • Lifecycle management for automatic migration of objects
† Because S3 One Zone-IA stores data in a single AWS Availability Zone, data stored in this storage class will be lost in the event of Availability Zone destruction.

Archive

Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost storage service for data archiving. You can reliably store any amount of data at costs that are competitive with or cheaper than on-premises solutions. To keep costs low yet suitable for varying retrieval needs, Amazon Glacier provides three options for access to archives, from a few minutes to several hours. Amazon Glacier supports S3 Lifecycle Policies for automatic migration between S3 & Amazon Glacier storage classes. Please see the Amazon Glacier page for more details.

Key Features:

  • Designed for durability of 99.999999999% of objects across multiple Availability Zones
  • Data is resilient in the event of one entire Availability Zone destruction
  • Supports SSL for data in transit and encryption of data at rest
  • Extremely low cost design is ideal for long-term archive
  • Lifecycle management for automatic migration of objects
  S3 Standard S3 Standard-IA S3 One Zone-IA Amazon Glacier
Designed for Durability 99.999999999% 99.999999999% 99.999999999%† 99.999999999%
Designed for Availability 99.99% 99.9% 99.5% N/A
Availability SLA 99.9% 99% 99% N/A
Availability Zones >3
>3 1 >3
Minimum Capacity Charge per Object N/A 128KB* 128KB* N/A
Minimum Storage Duration Charge N/A 30 days 30 days 90 days
Retrieval Fee N/A per GB retrieved per GB retrieved per GB retrieved**
First Byte Latency milliseconds milliseconds milliseconds select minutes or hours***
Storage Type Object Object Object Object
Lifecycle Transitions Yes Yes Yes Yes
† Because S3 One Zone-IA stores data in a single AWS Availability Zone, data stored in this storage class will be lost in the event of Availability Zone destruction.

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