What is Amazon Web Services?


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

Explore how millions of customers are currently leveraging AWS cloud products and solutions to build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability and reliability.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis witha free-tier option available for 12 months.

Amazon Web Services was officially launched on March14, 2006, combining the three initial service offerings of Amazon S3 cloud storage, sQs, and EC2.

AWS has more than 70 services including computing, storage, networking, database, analytics,application services, deployment, management, mobile, developer tools, and tools for the Internetof Things.

The most popular include Amazon Elastic compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).


AWS ProductsThe following categories represent the  products of AWS.

Compute and Networking Services [Details]

  1.     Amazon EC2 (Provides virtual servers in the AWS cloud)
  2.     Amazon VPC (Provides an isolated virtual network for your virtual servers)
  3.     Elastic Load Balancing (Distributes network traffic across your set of virtual servers)
  4.     Auto Scaling (Automatically scales your set of virtual servers based on changes in demand)
  5.     Amazon Route 53 (Routes traffic to your domain name to a resource, such as a virtual server or a load balancer)
  6.     AWS Lambda (Runs your code on virtual servers from Amazon EC2 in response to events)
  7.     Amazon ECS (Provides Docker containers on virtual servers from Amazon EC2)

Storage and Content Delivery Services [Details]

  1.     Amazon S3 (Scalable storage in the AWS cloud)
  2.     CloudFront (A global content delivery network (CDN))
  3.     Amazon EBS (Network attached storage volumes for your virtual servers)
  4.     Amazon Glacier (Low-cost archival storage)

Security and Identity Services [Details]

  1.     AWS Identity and Access Management (Manage user access to AWS resources through policies)
  2.     AWS Directory Service (Manage user access to AWS through your existing Microsoft Active Directory, or a directory you create in the AWS cloud)

Database Services [Details]

  1.     Amazon RDS (Provides managed relational databases)
  2.     Amazon Redshift (A fast, fully-managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse)
  3.     Amazon DynamoDB (Provides managed NoSQL databases)
  4.     Amazon ElastiCache (An in-memory caching service)

Analytics Services [Details]

  1. Amazon EMR (Amazon EMR) uses Hadoop, an open source framework, to manage and process data. Hadoop uses the MapReduce engine to distribute processing using a cluster.
  2.     Amazon EMR (You identify the data source, specify the number and type of EC2 instances for the cluster and what software should be on them, and provide a MapReduce program or run interactive queries)
  3.     AWS Data Pipeline (to regularly move and process data)
  4.     Amazon Kinesis (real-time processing of streaming data at a massive scale)
  5.     Amazon ML (use machine learning technology to obtain predictions for their applications using simple APIs. Amazon ML finds patterns in your existing data, creates machine learning models, and then uses those models to process new data and generate predictions)

Application Services [Details]

  1.     Amazon AppStream (Host your streaming application in the AWS cloud and stream the input and output to your users’ devices)
  2.     Amazon CloudSearch (Add search to your website)
  3.     Amazon Elastic Transcoder (Convert digital media into the formats required by your users’ devices)
  4.     Amazon SES (Send email from the cloud)
  5.     Amazon SNS (Send or receive notifications from the cloud)
  6.     Amazon SQS (Enable components in your application to store data in a queue to be retrieved other components)
  7.     Amazon SWF (Coordinate tasks across the components of your application)

Management Tools [Details]

  1.     Amazon CloudWatch (Monitor resources and applications)
  2.     AWS CloudFormation (Provision your AWS resources using templates)
  3.     AWS CloudTrail (Track the usage history for your AWS resources by logging AWS API calls)
  4.     AWS Config (View the current and previous configuration of your AWS resources, and monitor changes to your AWS resources)
  5.     AWS OpsWorks (Configure and manage the environment for your application, whether in the AWS cloud or your own data center)
  6.     AWS Service Catalog (Distribute servers, databases, websites, and applications to users using AWS resources) 

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