How to extract a HUGE zip file in an Amazon S3 bucket by using AWS Lambda and Python

The Problem

AWS Lambda has a limitation of providing only 500MB of disk space per instance. This limitation rules it out for those pipelines that requires you to process single large files

If you’re pipeline includes processing lots of data and you need a way of processing large (>500MB) files (in this example case, large zip files) from AWS S3, then you’ve probably not used AWS Lambda in your solution.

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