If you want to speed up development time, leverage existing developer expertise, get to market fast, or simply want a quick and easy way to migrate and take advantage of the cost, performance and security benefits of a decentralized network, you need S3 compatibility.
The Simple Storage Service (S3) application programming interfaces (APIs) were developed by Amazon over 15 years ago to make it easier for developers to create applications that interact with its cloud object storage service. Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, other cloud storage providers, and developer communities at large soon adopted the S3 APIs as a standard way to interact with cloud storage services. S3 APIs provide a simple and efficient pathway to Web3 and the decentralized cloud with the S3 compatibility in Storj Decentralized Cloud Services (DCS).
The S3 compatibility that Storj provides makes it quick and easy for developers to switch from a centralized storage service to the low costs, high resiliency, zero-trust security, and high-speed massive parallelism of Storj. Core S3 features map easily to Storj, allowing you to use the same APIs that you would use to access, read, write, update, and delete your data on your existing S3 storage buckets. It supports all S3 HTTP verbs, organization of objects by bucket and key, and the ability to upload files in multiple parts. All you have to do is point your files to your new Storj bucket and migrate any static data you want to keep.
“Storj took a huge load off our shoulders, giving us more time to focus on the development of our game.”
CEO at Ultimate Division
Developers that already have experience working in cloud storage environments can use the same S3 APIs that they’re familiar with. There’s no learning curve. No new development language to master. It’s compatible with existing S3 developer tooling. To get started, you don't even have to know how Storj actually works.
Swapping Storj into your technology stack as your new decentralized storage service layer is as intuitive and easy to use for your developers as it was to use your previous centralized storage service. Actually, it’s likely to be dramatically easier to use since Storj removes much of the complexity associated with centralized storage systems.
Sometimes the hardest part of switching a new service into a technology stack is figuring out how to integrate it and learning enough about the service in order to initiate due diligence testing or proof of concept. The S3 compatibility in Storj smooths away those obstacles. Developers don’t need to learn anything new. In many cases, it takes as little as a few minutes to simply change your endpoint and credentials to start test driving the benefits of decentralized cloud storage.
“Storj is great from a user and developer perspective. Developers don’t need to learn anything new with its S3 compatibility and they can set up and manage their account through a very easy to use dashboard. All of that combined to help us get to market faster.”
Founder at Boosty Labs