Chapter 8. Storing your objects: S3 and Glacier

This chapter covers

  • Transferring files to S3 using the terminal
  • Integrating S3 into your applications with SDKs
  • Hosting a static website with S3
  • Diving into the internals of the S3 object store

Storing data comes with two challenges: ever-increasing volumes of data and ensuring durability. Solving the challenges is hard or even impossible if using disks connected to a single machine. For this reason, this chapter covers a revolutionary approach: a distributed data store consisting of a large number of machines connected over a network. This way, you can store near-unlimited amounts of data by adding additional machines to the distributed data store. And since your data is always stored on more ...

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