Amazon S3 Is Now Storing 2 Trillion Objects

Posted Apr 19, 2013

Amazon Web Services is now storing 2 trillion objects in the S3 storage cloud. This is up from one trillion in June 2012. Each object ranges at between zero to 5TB in size. The service peaks at about 1.1 million requests per second.

“It took us six years to grow to one trillion stored objects, and less than a year to double that number,” said in a blog post.  “Our universe is about 13.6 billion years old. If you added one S3 object every 60 hours starting at the Big Bang, you’d have accumulated almost two trillion of them by now.”

As a comparison, Microsoft’s Azure cloud is now storing 4.03 trillion objects with a peak request rate at 880,000 per second.