As of the end of the second quarter of 2011, Amazon S3 holds more than 449 billion objects and processes up to 290,000 requests per second for them at peak times. Here's a chart:
No matter how you look at it, that's a lot of objects! Here are a few ways to put it into perspective:
- 1,440 objects for every resident of the United States (source: US Population Clock).
- 64 objects for each person on Planet Earth (source: World Population Clock).
- 4 objects for every neuron in your brain (source: Wikipedia / Neuron).
- About as many S3 objects as there are stars in the Milky Way (source: Wikipedia / Milky Way).