Step 3: Create an Amazon S3 Bucket for the Data Lake - AWS Lake Formation

Step 3: Create an Amazon S3 Bucket for the Data Lake

In this step, you create the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket that is to be the root location of your data lake.

  1. Open the Amazon S3 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/ and sign in as the IAM administrator user that you created in Create an Administrator IAM User.

  2. Choose Create bucket, and go through the wizard to create a bucket named <yourName>-datalake-tutorial, where <yourName> is your first initial and last name. For example: jdoe-datalake-tutorial.

    For detailed instructions on creating an Amazon S3 bucket, see How Do I Create an S3 Bucket? in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Console User Guide.