According to Amazon, “AWS stands for Amazon web services, one of the most innovative and widely used cloud database platform.” The service is utilized by companies in many different industries all over the globe. It offers well over a hundred options to help them increase security, optimize their growth, and save money.
Cloud computing is used by IT specialists as a source of access point to technology resources like computing power, databases, etc. Most IT personnel of firms prefer this to buying, maintaining and keeping a database. One of such services is Amazon Web Services.
Amazon Web Services offers a range of functionalities that are not found on any other data cloud platform. They offer services in machine learning, the coveted AI, to even IoT. This is a haven for programmers or software developers as this inbuilt platform makes for easier and smoother projects transfer. Users can easily move their projects into the cloud database and continue working there. Below we have some of the essential features of Amazon Web Services.
1. Amazon Cloud Security
This offers clients a unique secured platform with security alerts. It allows users to have control over their security and permits flexibility. But constant security alerts may also become a nuisance, over time. This is why there is also an integrated automated security system that can handle all security alerts in the background.
They employ the services of world-class security experts that monitor data, identify user identity and fish out any potential data breaches. Data is also secured with end to end encryption, behavior analysis and identification of content. And just to be on the safe side, they offer free twelve months of free data security training.
2. Migration and Transfer
This is a feature of the Amazon Web Services that allows for seamless transfer of data from other servers to AWS or between projects. It makes use of the following services, Application Discovery Service, Database Migration Service, DataSync, Migration Hub, Schema Conversion Tool, Server Migration Service, Snowball and the Transfer for SFTP.
The Database migration services allow users to move their projects easily from one server to the other, while the migration hub allows different users to connect on a single platform. With this feature, users can synchronize their data and learn how to use the Schema conversion tool. This feature is what has made most programmers have the hots for AWS and the reason many other cloud provision services have lost clients to Amazon Web Services.
The storage options provided by Amazon Web Services are unique and very flexible. Users can use them independently or in conjunction with each other like Amazon S3 Glacier.
Take the Amazon S3 for an instance, it is the Amazon Simple Storage Service. It is like a database for storing anything at anytime and anywhere on the internet. Users can also retrieve information at convenience. It can accommodate data of any size. It offers access to users via the Amazon Web Services management console.
The Amazon EBS is another feature of the storage interface. Amazon Elastic Block Store van be used in conjunction with the EC2 instances and provides block-level storage. The data stored here is neither organized or filtered.
The Amazon Web Services serves as a server between your online database to your storage device. This means that instead of sending large amounts of data between your Amazon Simple Storage Service which is also the Amazon S3 and your physical storage manually which will take an insane amount of time and data, you can use AWS snowball instead. I wonder what inspired the name.
AWS Storage Gateway
If you have very sensitive data on your software and wish to secure it then the AWS Storage Gateway is the way to go. It bridges your software to a cloud-based storage system and helps encrypt and secure your data with no risk of data leakage at your end. Users can also just save the data to the Amazon Web Services storage system.
4. Developer Tools
AWS offers cool developer tools like the AWS Cloud9: this is an integrated development environment or IDE that is guaranteed to take developers to cloud 9. In all seriousness, however, it is very much like a visual studio or any other IDE that supports various programming languages and allows users to create, edit, debug and run codes on the platform. It also supports code release to the cloud database.
Supports code building and testing. AWS CodeCommit: developers can use this feature to have total control over their source code, documents or binary files and even commit them to the cloud server and use the CodeDeploy service to deploy code.
It is targeted for software developers and is a cloud-based or online platform for writing, editing and managing projects on Amazon Web Services. Users can use CodeStar to easily work on their software projects without much stress. You can even pick your platform that suits your needs.
This is another amazing Amazon Web Service feature that makes for much friendly mobile access. These features include Mobile, AWS Amplify, AWS AppSync, AWS Device Farm, AWS Mobile SDK for Android, AWS Mobile SDK for iOS, AWS Mobile SDK for Unity, AWS Mobile SDK for Xamarin, Amazon Pinpoint, and Amazon AWS SNS.
These Amazon Web Services features are for either Android or IOS or both. It helps developers get the best features when designing an app for either Android or IOS. The embedded consoles offer access to more Amazon Web Service features that make mobile app development easier. And with AWS, Mobile SDK gives immediate access to more rich AWS such as DynamoDB, S3, and Lambda.