Posted On: Aug 9, 2023

Amazon S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval­ improves data restore time by up to 85%, at no additional cost. Faster data restores automatically apply to the Standard retrieval tier when using Amazon S3 Batch Operations. These restores begin to return objects within minutes, so you can process restored data faster. Now, whether you are transcoding media, restoring operational backups, training machine learning models, or analyzing historical data, you can cost-effectively speed up your data restores from archive.

Using S3 Batch Operations, you can easily restore archived data at scale by providing a manifest of objects to be retrieved, and specifying a retrieval tier. Previously, using the Standard retrieval tier, those objects would be restored starting in 3-5 hours from the beginning of job activation. Now, when you use S3 Batch Operations to initiate Standard restores, they start to complete within minutes, returning objects incrementally as they are retrieved from your archive. Additionally, S3 Batch Operations improves overall restore throughput by applying new performance optimizations on your jobs. As a result, you are able to restore your data faster, while also beginning to process restored objects in minutes, as soon as they are retrieved. Processing restored data in parallel with ongoing restores helps you put your archive data to work, faster.

Faster Standard retrievals for S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval via S3 Batch Operations are now available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more about this performance improvement and the Amazon S3 Glacier retrieval options visit the S3 features page and view the user guide.