Welcome to Day 4 of our exciting "30 Days of AWS" journey! If you've been following along from the beginning, kudos to you for getting into the world of Amazon Web Services. Your dedication and curiosity are truly commendable.
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In today's installment, we're going to explore "S3" using the concept "Explore the Wonders of Amazon S3: A Hotel Adventure".
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Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is like a magical hotel for your data in the cloud. Just imagine it as a grand hotel where you can store and retrieve your stuff – from clothes to important documents on lockers – whenever you need it, with ease of access of course using elite tech like smart keys.
Let's continue to learn about S3 using our Hotel Example as mentioned in the title 😅
1: A Suite for All Seasons 🏨
Amazon S3 is like a hotel with unlimited rooms, accommodating data from all walks of life. Whether it's photos, videos, documents, or even data from your pet's social media account (yes, that's a thing!), S3 offers a spacious suite for your digital belongings to call home.
S3 has no limit on Storage. Yes, you heard it right but there is a limitation that every single object can't be more than 5 huge TB.
2: Your Data Gets Room Numbers 🛎️
Every item you put in your S3 bucket gets a unique address, like a room number in a hotel. This address, called a URL, lets you access your data from anywhere in the world. So, if your vacation photo album is in "Bucket A" and your favorite cat meme is in "Bucket B," you can easily show them off to your friends.
S3 lets you command where your data should reside within its vast premises. Choose from a range of "buckets" (our hotel rooms) to house your treasures.
You will have all the rights whether you want to share your data publicly accessible or block all public access and allow only specific people.
3: Durability Beyond Astrologers
S3 boasts durability like no other – a whopping 99.999999999% (eleven nines!) to be exact. This is more reliable than a fortune teller's(Astrologers) prediction accuracy. So rest assured, your data is safe and sound, even if black cats and broken mirrors are involved😅.
If you're not sure what is 11 9's i.e: Cloud Storage has been designed for at least 99.999999999% annual durability or 11 nines. That means that even with one billion objects, you would likely go a hundred years without losing a single one! We take achieving our durability targets very seriously. 😲
4: Secure Vaults, No Thieves Allowed🔐
Our hotel is very very secure against digital thieves. S3 safeguards your data with encryption and access controls, just like how the hotel's vault secures prized jewelry. Only those with the magic key (read: permissions) can access your data.
There are multiple ways that you can restrict access and the most common one is using IAM Roles.
5: Data Concierge Service 🪥
Ever wished your hotel could fetch your forgotten toothbrush? (I forget my toothbrush every time I stay at a hotel 😂) S3 offers a similar perk to "data retrieval." Retrieve your precious files faster than you can say "room service," thanks to S3's swift and seamless access.
There are multiple rates involved for various kinds of data retrieval but it's cheap as a whole.
6: Don't Forget the Luggage Tags! 🏷️
If you forget your toothbrush that's fine but when you're traveling don't forget your luggage tags.
Every item you store in S3 gets a luggage tag called "metadata." It's like adding notes to your belongings, reminding you (and others) what's inside each suitcase. You can even set tags for a fun scavenger hunt!
These tags will be very much crucial and necessary when you have buckets of data.
7: The Multilingual Cloud
S3 speaks the language you prefer. It accommodates data in various formats, just as our hotel hosts guests from around the world. Whether it's plain text, images, audio, or videos, S3 has you covered.
You can add whatever language you want here is the link to find your language.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/transcribe/latest/dg/supported-languages.html. Post in the comments that you can find your language.
8: Automatic Backup, Just in Case ☂️
S3 can automatically create copies of your stuff, just like the hotel's backup power generator. So, if you accidentally delete a file, don't worry – S3 has a hidden stash ready to save the day.
It's a savior feature for not losing data by deleting accidentally or due to any unwanted actions.
9: Data Can Get Chilly 🥶
Not every piece of data is needed all the time. Some can hibernate for a while. S3 lets you move less-used items to a cooler storage area. It's like storing your winter clothes in the hotel's basement until the snow comes.
There are various storage types like S3 Glacier where you can store data which rarely needed or occasionally needed and pay very less for them but you need to remember when you store the data in those archives, glacier storage type retrieval time and cost will be little high and more about these can be read from Here.
10: Lightning-Fast Delivery ⚡
S3 uses "content delivery" to speed up the delivery of your items. It's like sending your room service order directly to your door instead of waiting in the lobby.
S3 serves your data globally faster than you can say "wanderlust." With edge locations spread across many countries, your data takes a magic carpet ride to reach users around the world literally with lightning speed. If you want to know more about the locations, regions and all Click Here.
11: Pocket-Friendly Bills, You Only Pay for What You Use 💰
Unlike a luxurious hotel stay, S3 won't break the bank. You pay only for what you use, just like checking out of a hotel without extra charges for the pillow mint.
S3 charges you based on how much storage you use. It's budget-friendly and keeps your cloud vacation stress-free.
Lifelong Memories, Zero Emotional Baggage
Lastly, S3 is a keeper of memories without emotional baggage. Store your data indefinitely, reliving the past without worrying much just like a hotel's lost-and-found room.
So there you have it, you're now equipped with a bag of experience of s3 on the cloud world like a seasoned professional.
Just remember, Amazon S3 is your cloud hotel suite, where data checks in and never checks out until and unless you want to.
If you want to see this blog in action my brother Abhishek Veeramalla made a wonderful video on his channel please have a look and learn it by doing it as well.
Click here for the hands-on video.
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