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List of Aws Services

A quick overview of some of the AWS Services and what they do, found this very useful when studying for the AWS certifications.

I will be covering a lot more on AWS as i delve deeper into the course and start looking at other courses as well.

Name of ServiceEasy naming conventionUse This to?
EC2Amazon Virtual MachinesHosting your virtual machines
IAMUsers, Keys and Certs managerSimilar to Active Directory, it's used to manage users, policies and keys
S3Amazon Unlimited FTP ServerHosts files such as, Images, assets for websites, backups and can share these files between services.
VPCA Virtual Private NetworkCreate and configure your own network
LambdaAWS App ScriptsRun snippets of code such as JD, Java or Python.
API GatewayAPI ProxyAllows you to monitor and block specific types of traffic that is targeting your apps
RDSAmazon SQLThis will be where you host your databases. MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle are supported
Route53Amazon DNS / DomainsBuy new domain names and configure the DNS records for it
SESAmazon Transactional EmailAllows you to send one-off emails such as password resets and notifications
CloudFrontAmazon CDNAllows a website to load faster by distributing content to a server local to the user
CloudSearchAmazon Full Text SearchPulls in data from other services and allows you to search for something across every instance
DynamoDBAmazon NoSQLautomatically scale-able database
ElastiCacheAmazon MemcachedCaches specific data so that it can be called for more quickly
Elastic TranscoderAmazon Cut ProAllows you to transcode Audio and Video
SQSAmazon QueueStore data that can be processed in the future. Allows data to be called upon more quickly
WAFAWS FirewallBlocks bad requests to CloudFront protected sites.
CognitoAmazon Oauth as a serviceAllows users to login with Social media accounts, i.e google, facebook
Device FarmAWS AndroidAllows you to test your apps against various smart phone Operating Systems
Mobile AnalyticsMobile Analytics.. One that makes sense!Track what users are doing within your app
SNSAmazon MessengerSend mobile notifications, E-mails and/ or SMS Messages
CodeCommitAmazon GitHubVersion control for your code
CodeDeploySend code from CodeCommit to your EC2 Instances
CodePipelineAmazon Continuous IntegrationRun automated tests with your code and make amendments if it passes your tests
EC2 Container ServiceAmazon Docker as a ServicePut a Docker file into an EC2 instance so you can run a webiste
Elastic BeanStalkAmazon Platform as a ServiceMove your app from 3rd party services to Amazon when it gets too expensive
AppStreamAmazon CitrixPuts a copy of a Windows application on a Windows Machine and allows people to connect to that machine
Direct ConnectAmazon Direct ConnectPay an ISP and AWS to get directly connected to the cloud.. Faster Solution
Directory ServiceAmazon Directory ServiceLink applications to Microsoft Active Directory
WorkDocsAmazon File ShareShare Word Documents with colleagues
WorkMailAmazon EmailEmail solution for your business
WorkSpacesAmazon Remote ComputerProvides a Windows box that you can remotely connect too
Service CatalogAmazon Setup AlreadyGive users access to apps that you have already configured
Storage GatewayCloud DriveFor external storage without paying for excess hardware
Data PipelineAmazon ETLManage data from other locations in AWS. Can be scheduled and you can setup alerts for when it fails
Elastic Map ReduceAmazon HadooperAnalyse massive files of raw data that is being kept in S3
GlacierReally slow S3Used for archiving old data - to be used for long term archiving.
You will not be able to get data back quickly unless you pay a fee
KinesisAmazon High ThroughputIngests a lot of data very quickly so it can be referred back to later
RedShiftAmazon Data WarehouseStore analytic data, process it and dump it back out
Machine LearningSkyNet..Predict future behavior from existing data for problems like fraud detection or market research
SWFAmazon EC2 QueueA web service that keeps that current state of your workflow
SnowballAWS NAS DriveAn Amazon Harddrive that you would connect to your network and transfer data between your network and AWS
Cloud FormationAmazon Services SetupConfigure multiple AWS services at once
CloudTrailAmazon LoggingLog who is doing what in your AWS Environment
CloudWatchAmazon Status PagerGet alerts about AWS services failing or disconnecting
ConfigAWS Configuration ManagementTrack AWS changes
OpsWorksAmazon ChefHandle running your application with things like auto-scaling
Trusted AdvisorAmazon PennypincherFind out where all your money is going in AWS
InspectorAWS AuditingScans your AWS setup to see if it is secure