Amazon S3 Glacier - How AWS Pricing Works

Amazon S3 Glacier

Amazon S3 Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. It is designed to deliver 99.999999999 percent durability, with comprehensive security and compliance capabilities that can help meet even the most stringent regulatory requirements. Amazon S3 Glacier provides query-in-place functionality, allowing you to run powerful analytics directly on your archived data at rest.

Amazon S3 Glacier provides low-cost, long-term storage

Starting at $0.004 per GB per month, Amazon S3 Glacier allows you to archive large amounts of data at a very low cost. You pay only for what you need, with no minimum commitments or upfront fees. Other factors determining pricing include requests and data transfers out of Amazon S3 Glacier (incoming transfers are free).

Data access options

To keep costs low yet suitable for varying retrieval needs, Amazon S3 Glacier provides three options for access to archives that span a few minutes to several hours. For details, see the Amazon S3 Glacier FAQs.

Storage and bandwidth include all file overhead

Rate tiers take into account your aggregate usage for Data Transfer Out to the internet across Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon DynamoDB, and AWS Storage Gateway.

Amazon S3 Glacier Select pricing

Amazon S3 Glacier Select allows queries to run directly on data stored in Amazon S3 Glacier without having to retrieve the entire archive. Pricing for this feature is based on the total amount of data scanned, the amount of data returned by Amazon S3 Glacier Select, and the number of Amazon S3 Glacier Select requests initiated.

For more information, see the Amazon S3 Glacier pricing page.

Data transfer

Data transfer in to Amazon S3 is free. Data transfer out of Amazon S3 is priced by Region. For more information on AWS Snowball pricing, see the AWS Snowball pricing page.