Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services
Updated: July 24, 2016

AWS – Amazon Web Services
EC2 – Elastic Compute Cloud – Virtual machines
S3 – Simple Storage Service – Can store files along with file metadata
SimpleDB – Key-value storage
DynamoDB – NoSQL Database – Stores attributes for an item in key-value pairs – SimpleDB is capped in size, plus Dynamo can run on SSDs – More expensive than SimpleDB, but is faster and can work on larger datasets.
Amazon EMR – Elastic MapReduce
Amazon RDS – Relational Database Service
Amazon ElastiCache – In-memory cache
Amazon Glacier – ‘Cold Data’ – archive of infrequently used data
Amazon EBS – Elastic Block Store
Amazon Redshift – Data warehouse service
Amazon Aurora – MySQL compatible DB

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