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AWS best learning resources

 AWS best learning resources

Learning AWS will benefit students, cloud professionals, and those who want to boost their business. The following are some of the top benefits of AWS courses and certifications: Develop professional expertise. Help you prepare for the upcoming trends in the IT professional job market .

Mobile Services

1.   Mobile Hub— Allows you to add, configure and design features for mobile apps.

2.   Cognito— Allows users to signup using his or her social identity.

3.   Device Farm— Device farm helps you to improve the quality of apps by quickly testing hundreds of mobile devices.

4.   AWS AppSync— It is a fully managed GraphQL service that offers real-time data synchronization and offline programming features.

Business Productivity

1.   Alexa for Business— It empowers your organization with voice, using Alexa. It will help you to Allows you to build custom voice skills for your organization.

2.   Chime— Can be used for online meeting and video conferencing.

3.   WorkDocs— Helps to store documents in the cloud

4.   WorkMail— Allows you to send and receive business emails.

Desktop & App Streaming

1.   WorkSpaces— Workspace is a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). It allows you to use remote desktops in the cloud.

2.   AppStream— A way of streaming desktop applications to your users in the web browser. For example, using MS Word in Google Chrome.

Artificial Intelligence

1.   Lex— Lex tool helps you to build chatbots quickly.

2.   Polly— It is AWS’s text-to-speech service allows you to create audio versions of your notes.

3.   Rekognition — It is AWS’s face recognition service. This AWS service helps you to recognize faces and object in images and videos.

4.   SageMaker— Sagemaker allows you to build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale.

5.   Transcribe— It is AWS’s speech-to-text service that offers high-quality and affordable transcriptions.

6.   Translate— It is a very similar tool to Google Translate which allows you to translate text in one language to another.

AR & VR (Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality)

1.   Sumerian— Sumerian is a set of tool for offering high-quality virtual reality (VR) experiences on the web. The service allows you to create interactive 3D scenes and publish it as a website for users to access.

Customer Engagement

1.   Amazon Connect— Amazon Connect allows you to create your customer care center in the cloud.

2.   Pinpoint— Pinpoint helps you to understand your users and engage with them.

3.   SES (Simple Email Service)— Helps you to send bulk emails to your customers at a relatively cost-effective price.

Game Development

1.   GameLift– It is a service which is managed by AWS. You can use this service to host dedicated game servers. It allows you to scale seamlessly without taking your game offline.

Applications of AWS services

Amazon Web services are widely used for various computing purposes like:

  • 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

Companies using AWS

  • Instagram
  • Netflix
  • Twitch
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Turner Broadcasting: $10 million
  • Zoopla
  • Smugmug
  • Pinterest
  • Dropbox

Advantages of AWS

Following are the pros of using AWS services:

  • AWS allows organizations to use the already familiar programming models, operating systems, databases, and architectures.
  • It is a cost-effective service that allows you to pay only for what you use, without any up-front or long-term commitments.
  • You will not require to spend money on running and maintaining data centers.
  • Offers fast deployments
  • You can easily add or remove capacity.
  • You are allowed cloud access quickly with limitless capacity.
  • Total Cost of Ownership is very low compared to any private/dedicated servers.
  • Offers Centralized Billing and management
  • Offers Hybrid Capabilities
  • Allows you to deploy your application in multiple regions around the world with just a few clicks

Disadvantages of AWS

  • If you need more immediate or intensive assistance, you’ll have to opt for paid support packages.
  • Amazon Web Services may have some common cloud computing issues when you move to a cloud. For example, downtime, limited control, and backup protection.
  • AWS sets default limits on resources which differ from region to region. These resources consist of images, volumes, and snapshots.
  • Hardware-level changes happen to your application which may not offer the best performance and usage of your applications.

Best practices of AWS 

  • You need to design for failure, but nothing will fail.
  • It’s important to decouple all your components before using AWS services.
  • You need to keep dynamic data closer to compute and static data closer to the user.
  • It’s important to know security and performance tradeoffs.
  • Pay for computing capacity by the hourly payment method.
  • Make a habit of a one-time payment for each instance you want to reserve and to receive a significant discount on the hourly charge.