Amazon Web Service's Simple Storage Service (S3) holds 905 billion objects and is growing by a billion per day, according to the company.
In the fourth quarter of 2006, S3 held 2.9 billion objects. By 2008 it was up to 340 billion, and by 2010 it had 262 billion. Last year, it grew to 762 billion objects, and last week's announcement pegs it at 905 billion. Even that number is set to increase rapidly into the future, if objects continue to be stored at the 1 billion per day rate.
AWS says it handled 650,000 requests per second for the objects, a figure that increases "substantially" during peak times.
Find your next job with techworld jobs