Performance - AWS Storage Services Overview


Amazon S3 Glacier is a low-cost storage service designed to store data that is infrequently accessed and long-lived. Amazon S3 Glacier retrieval jobs typically complete in 3 to 5 hours.

You can improve the upload experience for larger archives by using multipart upload for archives up to about 40 TB (the single archive limit). You can upload separate parts of a large archive independently, in any order and in parallel, to improve the upload experience for larger archives. You can even perform range retrievals on archives stored in Amazon S3 Glacier by specifying a range or portion of the archive. Specifying a range of bytes for a retrieval can help control bandwidth costs, manage your data downloads, and retrieve a targeted part of a large archive.