Amazon S3 Tutorial

About the author

Martin is a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in software development. He has been involved in different positions in application development in a variety of software projects ranging from reusable software components, mobile applications over fat-client GUI projects up to larg-scale, clustered enterprise applications with real-time requirements.

Martin is a Java EE enthusiast and works for an international operating company. He is interested in clean code and the software craftsmanship approach. He also strongly believes in automated testing and continuous integration. His current interests include Java EE, web applications with focus on HTML5 and performance optimizations. When time permits, he works on open source projects.

Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a web service offered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon S3 provides storage through web services interfaces (REST, SOAP, and BitTorrent).

Amazon does not make details of S3’s design public, though it clearly manages data with an object storage architecture. According to Amazon, S3’s design aims to provide scalability, high availability, and low latency at commodity costs.

S3 is designed to provide 99.999999999% durability and 99.99% availability of objects over a given year, though there is no service-level agreement for durability. (Source)

In this ebook, we provide a comprehensive guide so that you can develop your own Amazon S3 based applications. We cover a wide range of topics, from setup and configuration, to API usage and pricing. With this guide, you will be able to get your own projects up and running in minimum time.


Amazon S3 Tutorial includes:

  1. Introduction
  2. Data Model
  3. Usage
  4. Storage Classes
  5. Encryption
  6. Versioning
  7. Command Line
  8. Pricing
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