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Yeah... that is one of the really unfortunate lock-ins with AWS. Hopefully they will add data export to their "Snowball" product, but they don't really have a lot of incentive to.



I haven't used it, but I do see that they have both data in and data out on their Snowball pricing[1] page. Data in is free, but data out is $0.03/GB(plus $200 per job). So it would cost a minimum of $500 to use Snowball to transmit 10TB.

Still, it does appear to reduce the price of getting data out of Amazon compared to using the internet.

[1] https://aws.amazon.com/importexport/pricing




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