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AWS S3

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a cloud-based object storage web service. S3 provides availability and durability guarantees along with extreme scalability.

architecture

Architecture

Object-based storage architecture manage data as objects and are used mostly to store application-specific data. Read more.

Object
AWS S3 logo File, Object & Block
interface

Interface

File systems are better suited for accessing storage infrastructure with large amounts of data since, unlike file synchronization, the files do not need to be downloaded locally first but can be accessed on-demand. Read more.

API
AWS S3 logo File System
model

Model

Decentralized systems distribute both the data and metadata so as to remove any potential single point of failure or bottleneck. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
AWS S3 logo Decentralized
environment

Environment

A controlled environment is a set of servers and clients that are under the control of a single entity e.g a company. Read more.

Not Applicable
AWS S3 logo Controlled & Worldwide
redundancy

Redundancy

Redundancy mechanisms ensure the availability and durability of the files stored in the storage infrastructure. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
AWS S3 logo Replication
fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Unknown (proprietary)
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security

Security

Every communication is encrypted (in transit) but data, once stored, is not (at rest). Read more.

In-Transit
AWS S3 logo In-Transit & At-Rest
scalability

Scalability

Some systems do not allow for the overall storage capacity to evolve over time. Read more.

Not Applicable
AWS S3 logo Heterogeneous
interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Protocols
AWS S3 logo Applications (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, iOS, Android)