Figaf has teamed up with Amazon WebServices (AWS) to be able to archive messages for a longer time period. AWS provides affordable long term storage of files.
For the PIArchiving solution it is of key importance to have a cheap easy way to store messages for a long time. AWS S3 provides this making it easy for users to store their data in the systems. Data is stored securely in S3, by being encrypted when it is uploaded.
PIArchiving also uses SimpleDB to store metadata about messages. It makes it possible to find the invoice with the number 123 or the message sent from partner ABC. There is parsers for EDIFACT, X12 and XML.
See the website http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/solution-providers/piarchiving/ for more information on the SAP PI Archiving solution.