Before you begin working on any Amazon Web Service, you should familiarise yourself with some related terms and concepts.
To help you out, I have compiled this simple glossary with common terms and phrases you may come across as you dive deeper into the world of AWS.
|Access control list (ACL)
|A firewall/security layer on the subnet leve.
|Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
|A preconfigured template that allows you to create a virtual machine on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2).
|Automates the process of adding or removing EC2 instances based on traffic demand for your applicatio.
|A managed cloud service that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices.
|Lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services.
|Allows you create and update a collection of related AWS resources in a predictable fashion.
|Content delivery network (CDN) that allows you to store your content at "edge locations" located all around the world, allowing customers to access your content more quickl.
|A fully managed search service for websites and apps.
|Allows you to monitor all actions taken by IAM user.
|Service that allows you to monitor various elements of your AWS accoun.
|Allows you to view, manage, and pay bills for multiple AWS accounts in one user interfac.
|Database Migration Service (DMS)
|Helps you migrate databases to the cloud easily and securely while minimizing downtime.
|A lightweight orchestration service for periodic, data-driven workflows.
|A database of website domains and their corresponding IP addresse.
|NoSQL database service that does not provide other NoSQL software option.
|EC2 Container Service
|Allows you to easily run and manage Docker containers across a cluster of Amazon EC2 instances.
|Data caching service used to help improve the speed/ performance of web applications running on AW.
|Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volume
|Virtual disk drives that you can attach to your EC2 instance to add more storage.
|An application container for deploying and managing applications.
|Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
|A virtual computer, very similar to a desktop/laptop computer thus provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud.
|Elastic File System (EFS)
|A file storage service for EC2 instances.
|The ability of a system to increase and decrease in siz.
|Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
|Evenly distributes traffic between EC2 instances that are associated with i.
|Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
|Lets you perform big data tasks such as web indexing, data mining, and log file analysis.
|A managed service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale Elasticsearch, a popular open-source search and analytics engine.
|Lets you convert your media files in the cloud easily, at low cost, and at scal.
|Property that enables a system to continue operating properly in the event of the failure of one or more component.
|A type of software that either allows or blocks certain kinds of internet traffic to pass through i.
|Any "subfolder" created in a bucke.
|A low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup.
|Refers to systems that are durable and likely to operate continuously without failure for a long tim.
|Individuals who have been granted access to an AWS accoun.
|Identity and Access Management (IAM)
|Service where AWS user accounts and their access to various AWS services are manage.
|Enables you to analyze the behavior of the applications you run in AWS and helps you to identify potential security issues.
|This service makes it easy to work with real-time streaming data in the AWS cloud.
|Serverless computing that will replace EC2 instances, for the most par.
|A service that enables you to easily build smart applications.
|is Amazon's web-based interface for managing your EC2 instances and allows you to wield finer control by adding storage volumes, adjusting security groups, and so on.
|Percent over a one-year time period that a file stored in S3 will be accessibl.
|Percent over a one-year time period that a file stored in S3 will not be los.
|Set rules to automatically transfer objects between storage classes at defined time interval.
|Ability to make any object publicly available via a URL lin.
|Automatically keep multiple versions of an object (when enabled.
|Is a DevOps platform for managing applications of any scale or complexity on the AWS cloud.
|Allow you or your company access to manage billing and access to multiple AWS accounts in one user interfac.
|Principle of least privilege
|Giving a user only the rights/access to the AWS services and resources they need to do their job and nothing mor.
|Human/alarm/event that gives SNS the message that needs to be sen.
|Rational Database Service (RDS)
|SQL database service that provides a wide range of SQL database options to select fro.
|Data warehouse database service designed to handle petabytes of data for analysi.
|How different AWS services are granted permission to communicate and share dat.
|Highly available and scalable DNS and Domain Name registration service.
|Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data.
|The ability of a system to easily increase in size and capacity in a cost-effective wa.
|Security group (SG)
|Firewall/security layer on the server/instance leve.
|Shared responsibility model
|Defines what you and AWS are responsible for when it comes to security and complianc.
|Simple Email Service (SES)
|Enables you to send and receive email.
|Simple Notification Service (SNS)
|AWS service that allows you to automate the sending of email or text messaging notifications based on events that happen in your AWS accoun.
|Simple Storage Service (S3)
|Online bulk storage service you can access from almost any devic.
|Simple Workflow (SWF)
|Coordinates all of the processing steps within an application.
|Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) offers a reliable, highly scalable, hosted queue for storing messages.
|Represents "classification" assigned to each object in S3 (standard, RRS, S3-IA, Glacier.
|Securely integrates on-premises IT environments with cloud storage for backup and disaster recovery.
|A subsection of a network and generally includes all the computers in a specific locatio.
|Endpoints to which a topic sends message.
|How you label and group different endpoints to which you send message.
|Service that "advises" and helps you optimize aspects of your AWS accoun.
|IAM user's username and password for logging in to AW.
|Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
|Lets you launch AWS resources in a private, isolated cloud.