S3 Select allows developers to query subsets of data from S3 objects. In non-technical language, this simply means that developers can get access to data stored in Amazon S3; a simple and scalable storage service.
Universalising its Technology Amongst Developers
With this in mind, support for S3 Select demonstrates Amazon’s commitment to universalising its technology within the developer community, which one may argue safeguard’s their platforms long-term usage for firms who are able to easily hire developers, based on skills that are widely available in the market.
Safeguarding the Platform’s Future
Interestingly, the tech giant also announced support last month for Go, an upcoming programming language created by Google, which was also mentioned in the Stack overflow developer survey as the fifth most loved language.
Clearly, Amazon, much like Microsoft and Google, is focusing on providing developers with platforms that are easy to use and require context switching as opposed to learning an entirely new language. In doing this, the firm should help itself to retain prestige amongst the developer community and allow businesses to use its platform.