AWS Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing AWS and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

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    Amazon DevPay

    Amazon DevPay restricts application access to subscribed end users, monitors the customer's application use and bills them for the time owed.

  • Amazon DynamoDB

    Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service offered by AWS, designed to provide low latency and high performance for applications.

  • Amazon EBS (Amazon Elastic Block Store)

    Amazon Elastic Block Store is a type of block storage system that is best used for storing persistent data.

  • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)

    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is an Amazon Web Services cloud server hosting tool that allows a business to provision resources for public cloud IT projects.

  • Amazon EC2 Container Service

    Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) is a cloud computing service in Amazon Web Services (AWS) that manages containers.

  • Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts

    Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts are servers with virtual machine capacity dedicated to one Amazon Web Services customer, instead of sharing server capacity with other customers.

  • Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs

    Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs are virtual machines (VMs), also known as compute instances, in the Amazon Web Services public cloud with added graphics acceleration capabilities.

  • Amazon EC2 instance

    An EC2 instance is a virtual server in Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for running applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.

  • Amazon EC2 Simple Systems Manager

    The Amazon EC2 Simple Systems Manager allows a developer to automatically configure instances via the EC2 Run Command and SSM Config features.

  • Amazon Echo Look

    Amazon Echo Look is a camera and style virtual assistant for consumers.

  • Amazon EFS (Elastic File System)

    Amazon EFS (Elastic File System) is a cloud-based file storage service for applications and workloads that run in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)

    Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) tool for big data processing and analysis.

  • Amazon Elastic Transcoder

    Amazon Elastic Transcoder is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) tool that allows an enterprise to convert media files into formats that a range of devices support, including smartphones, tablets and desktops.

  • Amazon ElastiCache

    Amazon ElastiCache is a fully managed caching service. ElastiCache is protocol-compliant with Memcached, an open source, high-performance, distributed memory object caching for system speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load.

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES)

    Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) is an Amazon Web Services product that allows developers to launch and operate Elasticsearch -- an open-source, Java-based search and analytics engine -- in the AWS cloud.

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