What are the services offered by AWS?

October 10, 2022

Tags: Technologies, IT Staff Augmentation



Today's businesses, regardless of their size or the industry they work in, are turning to cloud computing to manage their internal processes and host customer and product data. One of the most celebrated providers of cloud computing is AWS or Amazon Web Services.


To have a definition of AWS, let's see what they explain in an Eginnovations article “Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most complete and widely adopted cloud service providers in the industry, offering more than 200 complete cloud services. data centers around the world. A wide spectrum of customers across all verticals use AWS to reduce costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. A recent survey estimates that AWS is the largest provider of cloud services, accounting for 32% of the global cloud services market.”


Top 5 services offered by AWS


Amazon EC2


On their official website, they define it this way “Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides scalable computing capacity in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Using Amazon EC2 eliminates the need to invest in hardware upfront, so you can develop and deploy applications faster. You can use Amazon EC2 to launch as many or as few virtual servers as you need, set up security and networking, and manage storage. Amazon EC2 allows you to scale up or down to handle changes in requirements or spikes in popularity, reducing your need to forecast traffic.”


Among the benefits that this service offers for a startup, it highlights elastic computing on a web-scale, flexible hosting functions in the cloud, and it generates user confidence by having various security and encryption tools available, thus being able to protect confidential data.




Amazon S3


For a more technical definition, let's see what they say in the official documentation about this service “Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. Customers of all sizes and industries can use Amazon S3 to store and protect any amount of data for a variety of use cases such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archiving, enterprise applications, etc. IoT devices and big data. analytics. Amazon S3 provides management features so you can optimize, organize, and configure access to your data to meet your specific business, organizational, and compliance requirements.”


Among the best benefits, it offers to startups are: it has good durability, as well as scalability. It also offers security, consultation in one place, flexible administration and management, and a platform compatible with a large ecosystem.


AWS Lambda


One of the most requested AWS services by companies. Lambda is a serverless computing service, that allows the developer to run code without managing servers. Lambda allows you to upload code as a zip file or container image, automatically allocating compute execution power.


On their official page, they explain “AWS Lambda is a serverless, event-driven computing service that allows you to run code for virtually any type of application or backend service without provisioning or managing servers. You can activate Lambda from over 200 AWS services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and pay only for what you use.”


Benefits and uses of AWS Lambda include processing data at scale, running interactive websites, building applications based on events, and enabling powerful ML insights.


AWS EKS – Elastic Kubernetes Service


In Eginnovations they explain “Amazon EKS is a managed Kubernetes service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS and on-premises. EKS allows you to run your Kubernetes applications on both Amazon EC2 and AWS Fargate.”


Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, and open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services that operate at the container level. Some of the most recognized Kubernetes technologies are Amazon, Azure, Digital Ocean, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and Red Hat.




AWS SQS – Simple Queue Service


Amazon SQS is a service that will allow the user or developer to decouple and scale microservices and applications without the need for a server. With the use of AWS SQS, messages can be stored, sent, and received between various software components of any volume, without the need for other services to be available.


SQS is an event queue service, which offers two types: standard and FIFO. The standard gives maximum performance, with best-effort orders and at least one occasion delivery. FIFOs offer the user processing of events in the exact order they are sent, guaranteeing to process once.


At Rootstack we have worked on several occasions with AWS services, so do not hesitate to contact us and enjoy the benefits of cloud computing in your company.


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