Amazon web service is a platform that offers flexible, reliable, scalable, easy-to-use and cost-effective cloud computing solutions. AWS is a comprehensive, easy to use computing platform offered Amazon. The platform is developed with a combination of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and packaged software as a service (SaaS) offerings.

History of AWS
2002- AWS services launched
2006- Launched its cloud products
2012- Holds first customer event
2015- Reveals revenues achieved of $4.6 billion
2016- Surpassed $10 billon revenue target
2016- Release snowball and snowmobile
2019- Offers nearly 100 cloud services

Important AWS Services
Amazon Web Services offers a wide range of different business purpose global cloud-based products. The products include storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, development tools, enterprise applications, with a pay-as-you-go pricing model.

AWS Compute Services

There are three types of clouds − Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud.

EC2(Elastic Compute Cloud)

In public cloud, the third-party service providers make resources and services available to their customers via Internet. Customer’s data and related security is with the service providers’ owned infrastructure.


A private cloud also provides almost similar features as public cloud, but the data and services are managed by the organization or by the third party only for the customer’s organization. In this type of cloud, major control is over the infrastructure so security related issues are minimized.

Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud is the combination of both private and public cloud. The decision to run on private or public cloud usually depends on various parameters like sensitivity of data and applications, industry certifications and required standards, regulations, etc.

Elastic Beanstalk

There are three types of service models in cloud − IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

EKS (Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes)

IaaS stands for Infrastructure as a Service. It provides users with the capability to provisionprocessing, storage, and network connectivity on demand. Using this service model, the customers can develop their own applications on these resources.


PaaS stands for Platform as a Service. Here, the service provider provides various services like databases, queues, workflow engines, e-mails, etc. to their customers. The customer can then use these components for building their own applications. The services, availability of resources and data backup are handled by the service provider that helps the customers to focus more on their application's functionality.

AWS Lambda

SaaS stands for Software as a Service. As the name suggests, here the third-party providers provide end-user applications to their customers with some administrative capability at the application level, such as the ability to create and manage their users. Also some level of customizability is possible such as the customers can use their own corporate logos, colors, etc.

Applications of AWS services

Web site hosting
Application hosting/SaaS hosting
Media Sharing (Image/ Video)
Mobile and Social Applications
Content delivery and Media Distribution
Storage, backup, and disaster recovery
Development and test environments
Academic Computing
Search Engines
Social Networking

Age ?
11 years
Pricing ?
Per hour basis
What is? ?
AWS is a secure, cloud servicethe platform developed and managed byAmazon.
Containers ?
Docker, Kubernetes
Best feature ?
It dominates the public cloud market by offering a range of cloud-based products and services.
Main service ?
The flagship compute service of AWSis Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2.
Cost ?
It's on a little higher end in terms ofcompute and storage costs.
Object Storing ?
Amazon Simple Storage Services also called (AWS S3)
VM disk storage ?
Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
File storage ?
Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)
Archive Storage ?
S3 One Zone- Infrequent Access. Amazon Glacier offers data querying capabilities.
Bulk Data Transfer ?
AWS Import/Export Disk: Shipping disk drives AWS Snowball (device-based)
AWS SnowMobile: ?
Exabyte- scale data transfer via ruggedized shipping container AWS is the clear winner herr.
Hybrid support ?
AWS Storage Gateway offers managed virtual tape infrastructure for a hybrid environment.
Disaster Recovery Management?
Offers cloud-based disaster recovery services.
Backup ?
Amazon S3 is used for secondary backup storage
Serverless computing ?
AWS Lamba
Volume Sizes ?
500GB to 16TB
Max IOPS per volume ?
AI service and Machine Learning?
AWS has its own Al service, called SageMaker. Compared to Google, the AI offering of AWS is limited.
Networking framework ?
AWS has no tiered networking framework.
Data transmission format?
In general format.
Big data support ?
AWS has its own big data analysis tool which is called AWSLambda.
Available zones ?
AWS services are available in 21 different zones.
Companies using ?
AppDirect, Eat with Ava, Icarros, Valera, etc.