What are the top AWS services?

April 12, 2023

Hello again, fellow AWSers! (this sentence sounds weird if you have not checked out our recent post-> https://www.workitnow.pl/post/why-do-we-use-aws)

Last time we introducedAmazon Web Services (AWS) and discussed some of the benefits of using it. We also mentioned that we are crazy about it and offer full-on digital transformation when it comes to the cloud. This week we will dive into the most popular services and why everybody at the party knows them.No worries though – we will make sure that everything is clear and concise so that any person can understand what these services account for. So, get some tea, sit back, and enjoy this writing!

1. Amazon EC2(Elastic Compute Cloud)

What does EC2 do? Basically, it enables you to start up virtual machines in the cloud to execute your workloads or applications. They call it “scalable computing power.” In order to operate a variety of applications and workloads, from basic websites to complex databases or high-performance computing workloads, EC2 gives access to computing resources like virtual CPUs, memory, and storage. Because of its high scalability and affordability, it is the ideal tool for developing and managing applications. Where can you use this? For example, when it comes to websites and web applications of different sizes and complexity or when you want to run big data workloads.

2. Amazon S3(Simple Storage Service)

The Amazon services are pretty much all scalable and versatile. S3 is of use when you need to store and retrieve data. You can use it to keep and access any volume of data from any location on the Internet. No need to feel constrained by the capacity of the underlying infrastructure. Pressure to store massive amounts of data? Does your data expand every day? Or maybe you don’t need as much space as you initially needed? No worries, you can always go up or down!  

3. Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)

Need to build and manage a database for your application? Amazon RDS to your service! You can quieten the little voices in your head going like “I have to set up and manage the infrastructure…” and just. Use. RDS. Think about the development of your program and let it handle all the labor-intensive tasks. It has support forMySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.

4. AWS Lambda

Let’s start with how it works: imagine you have a program that must handle images. You could create some code that resizes images, but you do not want to be concerned with creating and maintaining the infrastructure needed to execute that code.

In this situation, AWS Lambda is very useful. Once you have written your code and uploaded it to AWS Lambda, it will take care of executing it whenever it’s required. As a result, you will not need to stress about setting up and maintaining servers or paying for resources that are not being used.

Numerous computer languages, including Node.js, Python, Java, and C#, are supported.

5. Amazon DynamoDB

DynamoDB is also likeS3 used for storing and managing data, but they have some significant differences. DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service. Because of that, it does not employ the conventional relational database structure built on tables. Instead, it makes use of a flexible key-value and document data format that makes it possible to store and retrieve data in an efficient manner. From gaming and IoT to web and mobile applications, DynamoDB has a broad variety of applications.

6. Amazon CloudFront

AWS CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service that enables you to quickly and efficiently send your website’s content, including images, videos, and other files, to users all over the world.

A user accesses your website. AWS CloudFront sends the content from the server that is most convenient for the user, speeding up the loading time of the content. When is it helpful? If your website has users from various locations around the world because it enables them to access the content of your website with the least amount of delay.

7. Amazon API Gateway

Create! Publish! Manage! All of the APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for your web applications.

To take it nice and slow: an API is a method for various software applications to interact with one another. So, for instance, you could use an API to facilitate contact between a web application and another web application or service.

You can build APIs with the aid of AWS API Gateway without having to worry about the supporting infrastructure. You can design APIs that link to internal or external services, and you can specify restrictions on who can use your APIs and how.

Do you use AWS Services daily? Which one in your opinion is the most important one? Let us know!

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