AWS S3 has a great, but little known functionality: You can request metadata about the content of the bucket in XML. This makes it a great storage space for all kinds of batch oriented applications. No need for a self-written API.
Requesting the metadata is easy, it’s just a
GET request to the root of the buckets’ URL:
The response will look like this:
<ListBucketResult> <Name>your-bucket-name</Name> <Prefix/> <Marker/> <MaxKeys>1000</MaxKeys>