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Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. These services are trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.

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AMAZON APPSTREAM
Application streaming from the AWS Cloud
AMAZON WORKSPACES
Fully managed desktops in the AWS Cloud

Compute

Amazon Web Services provides a variety of cloud-based computing services including a wide selection of compute instances which can scale up and down automatically to meet the needs of your application, a managed load balancing service as well as fully managed desktops in the cloud.


Sign up with Amazon Web Services and receive 12 months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums, and more.

 


Amazon EC2 provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers and system administrators.

  • FREE TIER
  • 750hrs Linux Micro Instance/Month | 750hrs Windows Micro Instance/Month

Introduction to Amazon EC2

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Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change.

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Select from three pricing structures, based on your needs: On-Demand, Reserved Instance, or Spot Instance.

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Auto Scaling allows you to automatically scale your Amazon EC2 capacity up or down according to conditions that you define.

Auto Scaling is well suited for applications that experience hourly, daily, or weekly variability in usage. Automatically scale your Amazon EC2 fleet or maintain your Amazon EC2 fleet at a set size.

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Auto Scaling carries no additional fees. Amazon EC2 charges are billed separately.


Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.

  • FREE TIER
  • 750 hours of ELB/Month | 15 GB Data Processing

Achieve greater fault tolerance for applications with less manual intervention. Load balance incoming application traffic across Amazon EC2 instances in multiple Availability Zones.

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You are charged for each hour or partial hour your Elastic Load Balancer is running and for each GB of data transferred through your Elastic Load Balancer.

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Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully managed desktop computing service in the cloud, allowing end-users to access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice.

Amazon WorkSpaces allows you to easily provision cloud-based desktops that enable end-users to access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets.

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A Standard WorkSpaces Bundle starts at $35 per month. Other options provide enhanced performance or pre-installed software.

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Storage

Amazon Web Services provides low-cost data storage with high durability and availability. Pay-as-you-go pricing with no commitment means greater flexibility and agility. With AWS, high security is available at no extra cost. AWS offers storage choices for backup, archiving, and disaster recovery, as well as block, file, and object storage.


Sign up with Amazon Web Services and receive 12 months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums, and more.

 


Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the Web.

 

  • FREE TIER
  • 5 GB Standard Storage |20,000 Get Requests | 2,000 Put Requests

Infinitely scalable and highly durable, Amazon S3 is ideal for content storage and distribution; storage for data analysis; and backup, archiving and disaster recovery.

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Standard storage pricing on Amazon S3 starts at $0.085 per GB for the first 1 TB per month.

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Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup.

 

Amazon Glacier can be used to support offsite enterprise information archiving, archiving of media assets or research and scientific data, digital preservation, and magnetic tape replacement.

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Storage pricing for Amazon Glacier starts at $0.01 per GB.

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AWS Storage Gateway is a service connecting an on-premises software appliance with cloud-based storage to provide seamless and secure integration between an organization’s on-premises IT environment and AWS’s storage infrastructure.

 

The AWS Storage Gateway supports industry-standard storage protocols that work with your existing applications. Three configurations are supported: Gateway-Cached Volumes, Gateway-Stored Volumes, and Gateway-Virtual Tape Library (Gateway-VTL).

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Get started with the AWS Storage Gateway for free* when you activate your first virtual gateway appliance. Visit the AWS Free Usage Tier for more information.

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Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store) provides block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes are off-instance storage that persists independently from the life of an instance.

 

  • FREE TIER
  • 30 GB of EBS Storage | 2 Million I/Os | 1 GB of Snapshot Storage

Amazon EBS volumes offer the consistent and low-latency performance needed to run your workloads. With Amazon EBS, you can scale your usage up or down within minutes.

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Amazon EBS Standard Volumes start at $0.05 per GB-month of provisioned storage or $0.05 per 1 million I/O requests.

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AWS Import/Export accelerates moving large amounts of data into and out of AWS using portable storage devices for transport.

 

When transferring signfiicant data sets, AWS Import/Export is often faster than Internet transfer and more cost effective than upgrading your connectivity.

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Pricing includes fees for each storage device used and for the number of hours it takes to load your data (data-loading-hours).

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Databases

Amazon Web Services provides fully managed relational and NoSQL database services, as well as fully managed in-memory caching as a service and a fully managed petabyte-scale data-warehouse service. Or, you can operate your own database in the cloud on Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS.


Sign up with Amazon Web Services and receive 12 months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums, and more.

 


DynamoDB is a highly scalable, fully managed NoSQL database service. Its seamless throughput and storage scaling, as well as automatic 3-way replication frees you from time-consuming database administration tasks and allows you to focus on your application and business.

 

  • FREE TIER
  • 100 MB Storage | 5 Units of Write Capacity | 10 Units of Read Capacity

Guaranteed throughput and single-digit millisecond latency make Amazon DynamoDB a great fit for gaming, ad-tech, mobile and many other applications.

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You pay a flat, hourly rate based on the capacity you reserve, starting at $0.0065 per hour for every 10 units of Write Capacity and $0.0065 per hour for every 50 units of Read Capacity.

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Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks.

 

  • FREE TIER
  • 750 hours Micro DB Instance/Month | 20 GB of DB Storage | 20 GB for Backups, 10MM I/Os

Focus on your application by offloading software installation, patching, and backups.

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Amazon RDS pricing is based on instance hours and storage provisioned. See pricing for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle or SQL Server options.

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Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, easily scalable petabyte-scale data warehouse service that works with your existing business intelligence tools. It delivers fast query performance by using columnar storage technology and by parallelizing queries across multiple nodes.

 

Amazon Redshift makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools.

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Amazon Redshift pricing is based on instance hours. Start small for just $0.25 per hour, with no commitments or upfront costs.

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Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud.

 

  • FREE TIER
  • 750 hours Micro Cache Node

Significantly improve latency and throughput for read-heavy application workloads such as social networking and gaming, or compute-intensive workloads such as a recommendation engine.

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Pricing is per Cache Node-hour consumed. On-Demand Cache Node pricing starts at $0.022 per hour or select Reserved Cache Nodes for 1- or 3-year term pricing.

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Networking & CDN

Amazon Web Services provides a range of networking services enabling you to create a logically isolated network that you define, establish a private network connection to the AWS cloud, use a highly available and scalable DNS service and deliver content to your end users with low latency at high data transfer speeds with a content delivery web service.

 


Sign up with Amazon Web Services and receive 12 months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums, and more.

 


Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) lets you provision a private, isolated section of the AWS Cloud where you can launch AWS resources in a virtual network that you define. With Amazon VPC, you can define a virtual network topology that closely resembles a traditional network that you might operate in your own datacenter.

 

You can easily customize the network configuration for your Amazon VPC. For example, you can create a public-facing subnet for your webservers that has access to the Internet, and place your backend systems such as databases or application servers in a private-facing subnet with no Internet access. You can leverage multiple layers of security, including security groups and network access control lists, to help control access to Amazon EC2 instances in each subnet.

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There is no additional charge for using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, aside from the normal Amazon EC2 usage charges.

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Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service.

 

Route 53 is designed to be fast, easy to use, and cost-effective. It answers DNS queries with low latency by using a global network of DNS servers. Queries for your domain are automatically routed to the nearest DNS server, and thus answered with the best possible performance. With Route 53, you can create and manage your public DNS records with the AWS Management Console or with an easy-to-use API.

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Amazon Route 53 charges are based on actual usage of the service in two areas: Hosted Zones and Queries.

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Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery web service. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services to give developers and businesses an easy way to distribute content to end users with low latency, high data transfer speeds, and no commitments.

 

Using a network of edge locations around the world, Amazon CloudFront caches copies of your static content close to viewers, lowering latency when they download your objects and giving you the high, sustained data transfer rates needed to deliver large popular objects to end users at scale.

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Amazon CloudFront On-Demand pricing is per GB.

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AWS Direct Connect is a network service that provides an alternative to using the Internet to utilize AWS cloud services.

 

Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

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Pricing is per port-hour for all AWS Direct Connect locations.

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Analytics

Amazon Web Services provides cloud based analytics services to help you process and analyze any volume of data, whether your need is for managed Hadoop clusters, real-time streaming data, petabyte scale data warehousing, or orchestration.


Sign up with Amazon Web Services and receive 12 months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums, and more.

 


Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce) is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. Amazon EMR uses Hadoop, an open source framework, to distribute your data and processing across a resizable cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.

Introduction to Amazon EMR

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Use Amazon EMR for a variety of applications including clickstream analysis, log processing, web indexing and financial analysis, among others.

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Amazon EMR supports a variety of Amazon EC2 instance types and Amazon EC2 pricing options. The Amazon EMR price is in addition to the Amazon EC2 price.

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Amazon Kinesis is a fully managed service for real-time streaming data ingestion and processing – you simply create a stream and let the service handle the rest.

Amazon Kinesis applications allow you to build real-time dashboards, capture exceptions and generate alerts, drive recommendations, and make other real-time business or operational decisions.

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Amazon Kinesis lets you specify the throughput requirements of your data stream using shards of throughput capacity. Shards are priced on an hourly basis.

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Amazon Redshift is a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Amazon Redshift offers you fast query performance when analyzing virtually any size data set using the same SQL-based tools and business intelligence applications you use today.

Amazon Redshift makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools.

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Amazon Redshift pricing is based on instance hours. Start small for just $0.25 per hour, with no commitments or upfront costs.

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AWS Data Pipeline is a service that helps you reliably process and move data between different AWS compute and storage services as well as on-premise data sources at specified intervals.

  • FREE TIER
  • 3 Low Frequency Preconditions | 5 Low Frequency Activities

Create complex data processing workloads that are fault tolerant, repeatable, and highly available.

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AWS Data Pipeline is billed based on how often your activities and preconditions are scheduled to run and where they run. Activities or preconditions running on AWS start at $0.60 per month.

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Application Services

Amazon Web Services offers you a variety of managed services to use with your applications including services that provide application streaming, queueing, push notification, email delivery, and transcoding.


Sign up with Amazon Web Services and receive 12 months of access to the AWS Free Usage Tier and enjoy AWS Basic Support features including, 24x7x365 customer service, support forums, and more.

 


Amazon AppStream is a flexible, low-latency service that lets you stream resource intensive applications and games from the cloud.

Streaming your application with Amazon AppStream lets your customers start using your application or game immediately.

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The first 20 hours of any month are free for the first year of using Amazon AppStream.

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Amazon CloudSearch is a fully-managed search service in the cloud that allows customers to easily integrate fast and highly scalable search functionality into their applications

You can easily change your search parameters, fine tune search relevance, and apply new settings at any time without having to re-upload your data.

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You are billed for hourly instance charges. Small Search Instance pricing starts at $0.10 per hour.

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Amazon SWF (Simple Workflow Service) is a task coordination and state management service for cloud applications.

 

  • FREE TIER
  • 10,000 Activity Tasks | 30,000 Workflow-Days | 1,000 Initiated Executions

From automating business processes for finance applications to building big-data systems, Amazon SWF helps you develop applications with processing steps that are resilient to failure.

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Pay for workflow executions when you start them, starting at $0.0001 per workflow above the AWS Free Usage Tier.

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Amazon SES (Simple Email Service) is a highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for the cloud.

 

High deliverability, real-time access to sending statistics and built-in notifications for bounces and complaints help you refine your email-sending strategy.

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Email messages are charged at $0.10 per thousand. Data transfer charges apply. Amazon EC2 users can get started with SES for free.

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Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service) is a fast, flexible, fully managed push messaging service.

  • FREE TIER
  • 1,000,000 Requests | 100,000 HTTP Notifications | 1,000 Email Notifications

Amazon SNS lets you push messages to mobile devices or distributed services, via API or management console. You can seamlessly scale from a handful of messages per day to millions of messages or higher.

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The first 1 million Amazon SNS requests per month are free, and $0.50 per 1 million Amazon SNS requests thereafter.

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Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service) provides a hosted queue for storing messages as they travel between computers, making it easy to build automated workflow between Web services.

 

  • FREE TIER
  • 1,000,000 Requests/Month

Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available.

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You pay $0.50 for every 1 million requests, plus data transfer charges for data transferred out of Amazon SQS.

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder is media transcoding in the cloud. It is a fully managed service that makes it easy to convert media files in the cloud with scalability and at a low cost.

  • FREE TIER
  • 20 minutes Audio Transcoding | 20 minutes SD Transcoding | 10 minutes HD Transcoding

Convert, or “transcode,” media files from their source format into versions that will playback on devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs.

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Pricing depends on the duration and resolution of the content that you output. Pricing for Standard Definition (SD) output starts at $0.015 per minute.

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