Category: AWS

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

If you want to make the most of the AWS cloud, then, Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 are both important services to understand. This article explains what each service does, how you can use them together and which additional AWS services (such as EFS and EBS) you might wish to use in conjunction with EC2 and S3.
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Amazon S3 Security Part 3: IAM Identities

Amazon S3 Security Part 3: IAM Identities

This is the third article in a three-part series on Amazon S3 Security In-Depth. In Part I of this series, we discussed the different mechanisms you can use to allow access to your Amazon S3 buckets and objects. In Part II, we looked at writing identity-based policies to manage access to your S3 resources. In this Part III, we will cover authentication and identity within the context of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Continue reading

Amazon S3 Security Part 2: Basics of IAM Policies

Amazon S3 Security Part 2: Basics of IAM Policies

This is the second in a three-part series on Amazon S3 Security In-Depth. In Part I of this series, we discussed the different mechanisms you can use to allow access to your Amazon S3 buckets and objects. In this Part II, we will take a deeper look at managing access to your S3 resources using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). Continue reading

Amazon S3 Security Part 1: ACLs vs Bucket Policies vs IAM

Amazon S3 Security Part 1: ACLs vs Bucket Policies vs IAM

To use Amazon S3 effectively, you need to be aware of the security mechanisms provided by AWS to control your S3 resources. This is the first part in a three-part series on S3 security. In this part, we will discuss the three different access control tools provided by AWS to manage your S3 resources. Continue reading

How to Use S3 Select to Save Time on Amazon S3

How to Use S3 Select to Save Time on Amazon S3

In this post, you will learn about S3 Select, a feature announced by AWS in 2017 to allow you to retrieve subsets of data from an object on S3. We will discuss why you would want to use S3 Select, then walk through a simple use case of how to use S3 Select with Boto 3, the AWS SDK for Python.

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Managing IAM Permissions in the Cloud

Managing IAM Permissions in the Cloud

All of the major public clouds offer identity and access management (IAM) tools. The exact nature of the various cloud IAM tools varies, however. So do their names. This article clarifies that issue by comparing the identity and access management tools and frameworks associated with each of the three major public clouds -- AWS, Azure, and Google. Continue reading

Geo-Redundancy Clash: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob and Google Cloud Storage

Geo-Redundancy Clash: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure Blob and Google Cloud Storage

Want to take advantage of geo-redundant storage but are unsure where to start? This article is for you. Below, we compare AWS replication across regions, Azure storage geo-replication and the data replication features available on Google Cloud Storage. Continue reading