At Amazon’s first re: Invent developer conference in Las Vegas today, the company’s vice president for Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy announced that its S3 storage service now stores a total of 1.3 trillion objects and handles over 830,000 requests per second. Jassy also announced that the company’s users spun up 3.7 million Elastic Map Reduce clusters since the service launched in May 2010.
While Jassy didn’t announce any numbers for how many startups and enterprises are currently using Amazon’s Web Services, he did say that over 1,500 academic institutions and 300 government agencies now run applications on the service, including NASA, which gave a very dramatic presentation about how it used AWS to get the Curiosity to Mars and share the event with the world.
Jassy also noted that the company now adds enough server capacity every day to run Amazon when it was still a $5 billion business in 2003.
In addition to this momentum data, Jassy also announced a 25 percent price reduction for Amazon’s S3 storage service.