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AWS S3 at Speed

Why a “503: Slow Down” response from Amazon S3 can actually be good for you!

The official AWS S3 docs on Request Rate and Performance Considerations for S3 clearly state, Amazon S3 scales to support very high request rates.
Sometimes this doesn’t appear to be the case in practise given you start pushing your request rates to the bucket and around the 700 requests per second mark you suddenly get hit with these slow down responses.

This is actually a good thing!

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