Among other services, Amazon also provides Aurora – a database service with a global presence that is compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL at a mere tenth of the cost of traditional databases. True to AWS fashion, Amazon fully manages these databases helping to further reduce costs for the users and alleviate the need to dedicate resources towards maintenance. To prevent loss and damage, Aurora databases have nearly a 100% uptime with easy replication and a restoration of services in less than a minute. For newer users to AWS, immigrating data locally is incredibly easy.
AWS Service Catalog allows organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include everything from virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multi-tier application architectures.
There is plenty of data floating around regarding operational functionality that will have a knock-on effect for the rest of the organization. Amazon’s Quicksight aims to provide all members with the data they need when they need it in order to best make the decisions that will push the rest of the organization forward. This cloud-based service can distribute among organization members information that’s not only easy to read, but in a timely manner to all levels.
Having access to third-party software is helpful for offloading time that would have otherwise been dedicated towards building something from the ground up that’s already been built before. While it’s definitely someone else’s work, meaning that anything new will have to be built to accommodate its design, it leaves resources and time to be dedicated towards other endeavors. This is why AWS has its own Marketplace for the distribution of third-party software for its users to have access to.
Understandably, making the jump to the AWS cloud is not an easy investment to evaluate, especially from the perspective of a startup. Fortunately, AWS is generous enough to provide some hands-on experience with its various tools and utilities free of charge for either a short period of time or indefinitely depending on the service type. Here’s a rundown of everything you can expect from AWS’ Free Tier.
AWS Analytics ServicesAWS AthenaS3-based query data using SQLAWS CloudsearchManaged Search ServiceAWS ElasticsearchStreamline Elasticsearch ClustersAWS EMRBig Data FrameworksAWS FinspaceFinancial Industry Data ServiceAWS MSKTool to build and run apps on KafkaAWS...
AWS offers a wide range of analytics services for a variety of needs, all in one place, and you can use them to gain better insight for business improvement.