Monday, March 26, 2018

Amazon Web Services: A short description of some of the AWS services

As I am planning to sit in my next AWS Certification exam which is Architect Professional in next few months so, thought of starting from scratch and make a note of all common AWS services with their short description (Actually at times I find it hard to recall what service is there for a particular use case so...from next time, I can have a look here).

Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale.


Compute Services :-

Amazon EC2 : Virtual Servers in the Cloud

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling : Scale Compute Capacity to Meet Demand

Amazon Container Service : Run and Manage Docker Containers

Amazon Lightsail : Launch and Manage Virtual Private Servers

AWS Batch : Run Batch Jobs at any Scale

AWS Elastic Beanstalk : Run and Manage Web Apps

AWS Lambda : Run your code in Response to events

VMware Cloud on AWS : Build a Hybrid Cloud without Custom Hardware

Storage Services :-

Amazon S3 : Scalable Storage in the Cloud

Amazon EBS : Block Storage for EC2

Amazon EFS : Managed File Storage for EC2

Amazon Glacier : Low cost Archive Storage in Cloud

AWS Storage Gateway : Hybrid Storage Integration

Database Services :-

Amazon RDS :  Managed Relational Database Service For MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server and MariaDB

Amazon Aurora : High Performance Relational Database

Amazon DynamoDB : Managed NoSQL Database

Amazon Redshift : Fast, Simple, Cost-effective Data Warehousing

Amazon ElastiCache : In-memory Data Store and Cache

Amazon Neptune :  Fully Managed Graph Database Service

Migration Services :-

AWS Database Migration Service : Migrate Database with Minimal Downtime

AWS Application Discovery Service : Discover On-Premises Application to Streamline Migration

AWS Server Migration Service : Migrate On-Premises Servers to AWS

AWS Snowball : Petabyte-scale Data Transport

AWS Snowball Edge : Petabyte-scale Data Transport with On-board Compute

AWS Snowmobile : Exabyte-scale Data Transport

AWS Migration Hub : Track Migrations from a single place

Networking and Content Delivery Services :-

Amazon VPC : Isolated Cloud Resources

Amazon Route 53 : Scalable Domain Name System

AWS Direct Connect : Dedicated Network Connection to AWS

AWS CloudFront : Global Content Delivery Network

Elastic Load Balancing : High Scale Load Balancing

Amazon API Gateway : Build, Deploy and Manage APIs

Management Tools :-

AWS CloudWatch : Monitor Resources and Application

AWS Auto Scaling : Scale Multiple Resources to Meet Demand

AWS CloudFormation : Create and Manage Resources from Templates

AWS CloudTrail : Track User Activity and API Usage

AWS Config : Track Resources and Inventory

AWS OpsWorks : Automate Operations With Chef and Puppet

AWS Service Catalog : Create and Manage Standardized Products

AWS System Manager : Gain Operational Insight and Track Action

AWS Trusted Advisor : Optimize Performance and Security

AWS Personal Health Dashboard : Personalized View of AWS Service Health

Analytics :-

Amazon EMR : Hosted Hadoop Framework

Amazon Kinesis : Work With Realtime Streaming Data

Amazon Redshift : Simple, Fast, Cost-effective Data Warehousing

Amazon CloudSearch :  Managed Search Service

Amazon Elasticsearch Service :  Run and Scale Elasticsearch Cluster

Amazon Quicksight : Fast Business Analytics Services

AWS Data Pipeline : Orchestration Service for Periodic, Data-driven Workflow

AWS Glue : Prepare and Load Data

Amazon Athena : Query Data in S3 using SQL

Security, Identity & Compliance :-

AWS Identity & Access Management : Manage User Access and Access Keys

AWS Single Sign-On : Aloud SSO Service

AWS Organizations : Policy-based Management for multiple AWS accounts

AWS Key Management Service : Managed Creation and Control Of Encryption Keys

Amazon Inspector : Analyzed Application Security

AWS Shield : DDoS Protection

AWS Guard Duty : Managed Threat Detection Service

AWS WAF : Filter Malicious Web Traffic
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My previous AWS exam related posts can be fond here,



Hope this would be useful for others as well...That's it for now :)


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