AWS databases and analytics Definitions

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    Amazon AppStream

    Amazon AppStream is an Amazon Web Service (AWS) that enables compute-intensive applications to be streamed from the cloud to computing devices of all types.

  • Amazon Athena

    Amazon Athena is a service that enables a data analyst to perform interactive queries in the Amazon Web Services public cloud on data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

  • Amazon Aurora

    Amazon Aurora is a relational database engine from Amazon Web Services. The engine is MySQL-compatible, which means code, applications and drivers used in databases relying on MySQL can be used in Aurora with minimal or no changes.

  • Amazon Connect

    Amazon Connect is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud customer contact center service.

  • 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 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.

  • Amazon Kinesis

    Amazon Kinesis is the fully managed Amazon Web Service (AWS) offering for real-time processing of big data.

  • Amazon Kinesis Firehose

    Amazon Kinesis Firehose captures and loads streaming data in storage and business intelligence tools to enable near real-time analytics in the Amazon Web Services cloud.

  • Amazon Machine Learning

    Amazon Machine Learning is an Amazon Web Services product that allows a developer to discover patterns in end-user data through algorithms, construct mathematical models based on these patterns and then create and implement predictive applications.

  • Amazon Mechanical Turk

    Amazon Mechanical Turk is a web service application program interface (API) that allows developers to integrate human intelligence into remote procedure calls (RPC).

  • Amazon Mobile Analytics

    Amazon Mobile Analytics is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) product that allows a developer to collect and analyze mobile application usage data.

  • Amazon Neptune

    Amazon Neptune is a managed service that enables a user to create and manage a graph database in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

  • Amazon Pinpoint

    Amazon Pinpoint is a marketing and analytics service hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud that enables an organization to engage with and track metrics related to its application end users.

  • Amazon QLDB

    Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) is a non-relational database as a service (DBaaS) designed for AWS customers who want to maintain a verifiable history of data changes in an application they own.

  • Amazon QuickSight

    Amazon QuickSight is an Amazon Web Services utility that allows a company to create and analyze visualizations of its customers' data.

  • Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service)

    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a fully-managed SQL database service. Amazon RDS offers an array of database engine choices to help with database management tasks such as migration, backup, recovery and patching.

  • Amazon Redshift

    Amazon Redshift is a fully managed petabyte-scale data warehouse service. Redshift is designed for analytic workloads and connects to standard SQL-based clients and business intelligence tools.

  • Amazon Redshift Spectrum

    Amazon Redshift Spectrum is a feature within Amazon Web Services' Redshift data warehousing service that lets a data analyst conduct fast, complex analysis on objects stored on the AWS cloud.

  • Amazon Simple Database Service (SimpleDB)

    Amazon Simple Database Service (SimpleDB), also known as a key value data store, is a highly available and flexible non-relational database that allows developers to request and store data, with minimal database management and administrative responsibility.

  • Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES)

    Amazon Simple Email Service is a pay-per-use service that allows you to build in email functionality into an application that you are running on AWS.

  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)

    Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a simple, fully-managed “push” messaging service that allows users to push texts, alerts or notifications, like an auto-reply message, or a notification that a package has shipped.

  • Amazon WorkDocs

    Amazon WorkDocs is an Amazon Web Services online collaboration tool that allows a business to store, share and update files from different devices.

  • Amazon WorkMail

    Amazon WorkMail is a managed email and calendar service for businesses that is hosted on the Amazon Web Services public cloud.

  • AUFS (Advanced Multi-Layered Unification Filesystem)

    Advanced multi-layered unification filesystem (AUFS) is a union filesystem sometimes used in platform-as-a-service environments to merge distinct directory hierarchies into a single directory. This may be done to consolidate a large repository without using a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) or similar techniques.

  • AWS Batch

    AWS Batch is a service that enables IT professionals to schedule and execute batch processing jobs in the Amazon Web Services public cloud.

  • 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 Glue

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

  • 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.

  • AWS Import/Export

    AWS Import/Export is a program that enables an IT team to move large amounts of data into and out of the Amazon Web Services public cloud with portable storage devices.

  • AWS Import/Export Snowball

    AWS Import/Export Snowball is a data transport appliance that allows businesses to migrate a large amount of data to or from the Amazon Web Services public cloud.

  • AWS Snowball Edge

    AWS Snowball Edge is a physical appliance intended to help an enterprise migrate large volumes of data into and off of the AWS public cloud.

  • AWS Storage Gateway (Amazon Web Services Storage Gateway)

    AWS Storage Gateway securely transfers application data between on-premises software and cloud-based storage to improve application scalability and help an enterprise save costs.

  • D

    data lake

    A data lake is a storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format until it is needed.

  • H

    hardware security module (HSM)

    A hardware security module (HSM) is a physical device that provides extra security for sensitive data.

  • M

    Memcached

    Memcached is an open source, distributed memory object caching system that alleviates database load to speed up dynamic Web applications. The system caches data and objects in memory to minimize the frequency with which an external database or API (application program interface) must be accessed.

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