Published: July 2019
10 AWS Products Explained Simply
Circulated: July 25, 2019
Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2): renting servers which can be controlled remotely, pay by the hour.
Lambda: like EC2 but no server set up required; pay only when running code (nearest 100ms).
Elastic Load Balancing: distribute incoming traffic equally to all your servers.
Route 53: configure how internet traffic is routed to your servers.
Simple Storage Service (S3): file storage.
DynamoDB: a database that specializes in quickly accessing large amounts of data (noSQL).
Relational Database Service (RDS): a database that specializes in accessing data in complex ways (SQL).
Virtual Private Cloud (VPC): your own subsection of the AWS cloud; optionally isolated from the rest of the internet.
Simple Notification Service (SNS): publishes messages to computers that are subscribed to updates.
CloudFormation: use a template as a recipe to create all of your AWS products at once.