AWS Services

What are the most popular AWS Services?

By Brandon Netto

AWS cloud service provider offers various services that help you carry out the required functions from a single dashboard. There are services that help you code, run the code, storage services, database services and many more. We will understand these services in detail and then you can decide which one is the best for you.

1. Amazon EC2
EC2 stands for Elastic Compute Cloud in Amazon EC2, which is a highly-scalable data hosting service. It has a simple user interface, and still, it needs an IT manager to control the usage of resources. Also, it supports automatic scaling that assists the company in contracting or expanding the resource according to the use.

2. DynamoDB
DynamoDB is the adoption of databases that requires low latency and high-performances. Scalable, low cost, and easy to configure, it provides complex resources to the user to optimize the performance of NoSQL databases.

3. Amazon S3
Data management is slowly becoming a task for many companies that use this data to drive the workforce of the company through IT tools. In such companies, Amazon S3 is your best bet. Amazon S3 can be used to manage data storage services based on the nature of the information stored and optimize resources.

4. AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda can run your code easily without any requirement of a server. It is a service that allows the users to run the code only when they need it and also scales automatically. Also, it charges you as per the compute time required to run the piece of code. Compute time means the execution time of the code. It supports Node.js, Java, Python, and other languages supported by Amazon Linux.

5. Amazon Glacier
Glacier is a data storage service provided by Amazon Web Services. It is a web storage service that provides low-cost web storage solutions with security features for archival and data backup. You can store information for months, years, or even decades, effectively.

6. Amazon SNS
The SNS in Amazon SNS stands for Simple Notification Service. This service is responsible for sending notifications or messages to clients and users from any cloud platform. Amazon SNS has two types of clients, namely, publishers and subscribers. Publishers are the ones who produce and send notifications to the subscriber instance. Subscribers receive notifications from the publisher using one of the protocols such as Amazon SQS, HTTP, Lambda, and so on. It also sends an email with a message saying, “your EC2 instance is growing” when it is auto-scaling.

7. Amazon CloudFront
The CloudFront service helps you to determine the speed of your website. Moreover, it can also be termed as a content delivery network service that speeds up the sharing of dynamic and static pages to the users, including .css, .html. and image files. It also takes care of the security of all the data sent over to the clients or users with high transfer speed and low latency, all within a developer-friendly environment.

8. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Amazon EBS is a storage type in Amazon Storage. There are two more but businesses use this more often as compared to other storage options. The EBS is a block-level storage for using EC2 instances. You can use the EBS service or the data stored in EBS with EC2 instance or some other instance and you get the option during creation itself. The best part is you do not tend to lose the data in the volume when you move the storage from one instance to another. Multiple volumes can be created for multiple instances, but only one instance can use the volume at any given point.

9. Amazon Kinesis
Data is a tricky thing when it comes to managing or processing them. We are not talking about small volumes but the big ones. Considering a business that is running digitally these days, there is a chance that your social media pages and website is generating a huge amount of content due to increasing traffic. Amazon Kinesis helps you deal with such large volumes of data. It is a service that can handle big data in real time. It can store, capture, and process the data from large sources like social media feeds and log events. After this data is processed, it ensures that the data is distributed to the consumers simultaneously.

10. Amazon VPC
When you start using AWS, you will realize that it can do most of your jobs that physical hardware could do, probably with much more efficiency. But, when it is connected to the internet, one question that is bound to trouble most of you is whether your data is safe? Be rest assured your data is 100% safe. Thanks to the Amazon VPC service that manages to ensure complete security of your data. By using the Virtual Private Network, the data is secured and only authorized people can \view access the data. Moreover, the information is not exposed to outside networks or people.

11. Amazon SQS
Amazon SQS stands for Simple Queuing Service, that manages message queue service. This service allows the data or messages to move from one instance to another, even when those instances are not active or running. It can send messages between multiple instances, EC2 instance, DynamoDB and so on. The maximum visibility timeout of a message is 12 hours in the SQS queue.

12. Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
A website always requires a basic infrastructure for its full-fledged working. By using this service from Amazon you can easily deploy the services and web applications developed with .NET, Java, PHP, Python, and many more without providing any infrastructure. They offer you various development tools to make the process easy and simple.

13.Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS is a relational database service that allows users to create and operate relational databases. It can be managed from any AWS Management Console. You can use RDS to access files, databases from any location in a highly scalable and cost-effective or economic way.

14. Amazon ElastiCache
A memory cache helps in fetching the ongoing operations or websites quickly so it does not spend more time on repetitive operations to be performed. Therefore, a cache system should always be in place, and Amazon knows it. Therefore, after all the important operation one service that manages to speeds up things is the ElastiCache. It is a service that improves memory performance by caching I/O queries in memory for quick results. You can integrate ElastiCache with other services too and manage it from the management console.

15. Amazon RedShift
This one is a fully managed data warehouse service offered by AWS. It gives access to structured data from existing ODBC, JDBC, and SQL. Whenever you are executing a large query, it divides the query into smaller parts and assigns it to nodes for performing parallel operations on them.

Conclusion:
AWS is one of the most popular cloud services right now in the industry. Most businesses are using AWS to handle their daily operations which not only saves time, but also a chunk of money that can be used for constructive purposes. If you are a business and looking to save some extra chunk of revenue