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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    AWS CodeCommit (Amazon Web Services CodeCommit)

    AWS CodeCommit is a source code storage and version-control service for Amazon Web Services' public cloud customers.

  • AWS CodePipeline (Amazon Web Services CodePipeline)

    AWS CodePipeline is an Amazon Web Services product that automates the software deployment process, allowing a developer to quickly model, visualize and deliver code for new features and updates. This method is called continuous delivery.

  • AWS Command Line Interface

    The AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) is an Amazon Web Services tool that enables developers to control Amazon public cloud services by typing commands on a specified line.

  • AWS Competency Program

    The AWS Competency Program is a partner program that recognizes Amazon Web Services associates who have obtained technical knowledge or reselling success in specialized Amazon cloud topics.

  • AWS Config (Amazon Web Services Config)

    AWS Config is an Amazon cloud auditing tool that provides an inventory of existing resources, allowing an administrator to accurately track AWS assets to analyze compliance levels and security.

  • AWS Config Rules (Amazon Web Services Config Rules)

    AWS Config Rules (Amazon Web Services Config Rules) is a service that allows an IT administrator to set desired guidelines for creating and configuring AWS resources.

  • AWS Data Pipeline (Amazon Data Pipeline)

    AWS Data Pipeline is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) tool that enables an IT professional to process and move data between compute and storage services on the AWS public cloud and on-premises resources.

  • AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)

    The AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) is a software tool that enables an IT team to migrate a database between on-premises and the Amazon Web Services cloud.

  • AWS Direct Connect

    Direct Connect is a network service that allows an enterprise customer to establish a dedicated network connection between one of Amazon's Direct Connect locations and the customer's data center or colocation environment. 

  • AWS Directory Service

    The AWS Directory Service is an Amazon Web Services tool that allows enables an IT administrator to run Microsoft Active Directory (AD) in the public cloud, easing setup of user and group data and giving an end user access to AWS cloud services.

  • AWS Educate (Amazon Web Services Educate)

    AWS Educate is a grant program that aims to teach the next generation of IT cloud professionals how to use Amazon's platform.

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a cloud deployment and provisioning service that automates the process of getting applications set up on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.

  • AWS Glue

    AWS Glue is a cloud service that prepares data for analysis through automated extract, transform and load (ETL) processes.

  • AWS GovCloud (Amazon Web Services GovCloud)

    AWS GovCloud is an isolated data center region of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud designed to meet strict compliance requirements as defined by the U.S. Government.

  • AWS Greengrass

    AWS Greengrass is a service that extends Amazon Web Services functionality to internet of things (IoT) devices, allowing a business to perform data collection and analysis closer to its origin.

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