AWS Classroom Series – 17/Dec/2020

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

  • AWS S3 provides unlimited storage.
  • In AWS S3 we can store any file type. Only restriction is individual file size cannot be greater than 5 TB.
  • AWS S3 was one of the first services offered by Amazon (2006)
  • Lets look at one product line introduced during this time frame which used AWS S3 Preview
  • AWS S3 is an excellent platform for the following
    • Maintaining backup archives, log files and disaster recovery images
    • Running analytics on big data at rest
    • Hosting Static Websites
    • Hosting Video and audio files for OTT Platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime when used with other service called as AWS Cloudfront.
  • S3 provides effectively unlimited object storage
  • In S3 when we store objects, they are stored with additional metadata upto 2KB which consists of
    • data permissions
    • appearance of a filesystem within nested buckets
  • AWS S3 primary component is Bucket, The name of the bucket has to be unique across entire S3 System.
  • Bucket can have
    • Object
    • Folder
  • Objects can be accessed over url
  • Now lets try to create a bucket with the following structure Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview
  • Now apply this approach to create the folder structure

Exercise:

  • Create the following folder structure for the s3 bucket (any name) Preview

Block Storage vs Object Storage

  • In Block-level storage, data on the raw physical is divided into individual blocks whose use is managed by file system. (NTFS in Windows, xfs, Btrfs or ext4 in Linux)
  • An object storage provides a flat surface on which you can store your data.

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