AWS from A to Z ... ok maybe A to X

Written on June 17, 2019

It’s all in the name

So the title of this post has some levels, it makes reference to the Amazon origins of selling everything from A to Z. I wanted to use this a reference to my AWS journey and map all of the services and figure out how much I still had to learn. There isn’t an AWS service starting with Z but with re:Invent just around the corner you never know. I’m planning on updating this post as I go so lets take a look.

Automation is the name of the game

I decided to take some time and try and automate this journey. I have scraped the AWS Product page and built a little tool that looks at my blog site and matches the article tags with the service names and then updates this page with the markdown table below. Not bad, the code is here.

Service List

Last Updated: 01/07/2019 21:05:50

Services Covered: 7 Total Services: 172

Name Description Blog
Alexa for Business Empower your Organization with Alexa  
Amazon MQ Managed Message Broker for ActiveMQ  
AWS Amplify Build and deploy mobile and web applications  
Amazon API Gateway Build, Deploy, and Manage APIs https://msimpson.co.nz/APIGateway-SQS/
https://msimpson.co.nz/AWS-CDK/
AWS App Mesh Monitor and control microservices  
AWS Application Discovery Service Discover On-Premises Applications to Streamline Migration  
Amazon AppStream 2.0 Stream Desktop Applications Securely to a Browser  
Amazon AppSync Power your apps with the right data from many sources, at scale  
AWS Artifact On-demand access to AWS compliance reports  
Amazon Athena Query Data in S3 using SQL  
AWS Auto Scaling Scale Multiple Resources to Meet Demand  
AWS Cost Explorer Analyze Your AWS Cost and Usage  
AWS Budgets Set Custom Cost and Usage Budgets  
AWS Cost and Usage Report Access Comprehensive Cost and Usage Information  
Reserved Instance Reporting Dive Deeper into Your Reserved Instances (RIs)  
AWS Backup Centralized backup across AWS services  
AWS Batch Run Batch Jobs at Any Scale  
Amazon Managed Blockchain Create and manage scalable blockchain networks  
AWS Certificate Manager Provision, Manage, and Deploy SSL/TLS Certificates  
Amazon Chime Frustration-free Meetings, Video Calls, and Chat  
AWS Command Line Interface Unified Tool to Manage AWS Services  
Amazon Cloud Directory Create Flexible Cloud-native Directories  
AWS Cloud Map Application resource registry for microservices  
AWS Cloud9 Write, Run, and Debug Code on a Cloud IDE  
CloudEndure Migration Automate your mass migration to AWS  
AWS CloudFormation Create and Manage Resources with Templates https://msimpson.co.nz/AWS-CDK/
Amazon CloudFront Global Content Delivery Network  
AWS CloudHSM Hardware-based Key Storage for Regulatory Compliance  
Amazon CloudSearch Managed Search Service  
AWS CloudTrail Track User Activity and API Usage  
Amazon CloudWatch Monitor Resources and Applications  
AWS CodeBuild Build and Test Code https://msimpson.co.nz/AWS-CDK/
AWS CodeCommit Store Code in Private Git Repositories  
AWS CodeDeploy Automate Code Deployment  
AWS CodePipeline Release Software using Continuous Delivery https://msimpson.co.nz/AWS-CDK/
AWS CodeStar Develop and Deploy AWS Applications  
Amazon Cognito Identity Management for your Apps  
Amazon Comprehend Discover Insights and Relationships in Text  
AWS Config Track Resource Inventory and Changes  
Amazon Connect Cloud-based Contact Center  
AWS Console Mobile Application Access resources on the go  
AWS Management Console Web-based user interface  
AWS Control Tower Set up and govern a secure, compliant, multi-account environment  
Amazon Corretto Production-ready distribution of OpenJDK  
AWS Data Pipeline Orchestration Service for Periodic, Data-driven Workflows  
AWS DataSync Simple, fast, online data transfer  
AWS DeepLens Deep Learning Enabled Video Camera  
AWS DeepRacer Autonomous 1/18th scale race car, driven by ML  
AWS Device Farm Test Android, FireOS, and iOS Apps on Real Devices in the Cloud  
AWS Direct Connect Dedicated Network Connection to AWS  
AWS Directory Service Host and Manage Active Directory  
AWS Database Migration Service Migrate Databases with Minimal Downtime  
Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) Fully managed document database  
Amazon DynamoDB Managed NoSQL Database https://msimpson.co.nz/AWS-CDK/
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) EC2 block storage volumes  
Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Scale Compute Capacity to Meet Demand  
Amazon EC2 Virtual Servers in the Cloud  
Amazon Elastic Container Registry Store and Retrieve Docker Images  
Amazon Elastic Container Service Run and Manage Docker Containers  
Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) Fully managed file system for EC2  
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Run Managed Kubernetes on AWS  
Amazon Elastic Inference Deep learning inference acceleration  
Amazon ElastiCache In-memory Caching System  
AWS Elastic Beanstalk Run and Manage Web Apps  
Elastic Load Balancing Distribute incoming traffic across multiple targets  
Amazon EMR Hosted Hadoop Framework  
Amazon Elasticsearch Service Run and Scale Elasticsearch Clusters  
Amazon Elastic Transcoder Easy-to-use Scalable Media Transcoding  
AWS Elemental Appliances & Software On-premises media solutions  
AWS Fargate Run Containers without Managing Servers or Clusters  
AWS Firewall Manager Central Management of Firewall Rules  
Amazon Forecast Increase forecast accuracy using machine learning  
Amazon FreeRTOS IoT Operating System for Microcontrollers  
Amazon FSx for Lustre High-performance file system integrated with S3  
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server Fully managed Windows native file system  
Amazon GameLift Simple, Fast, Cost-effective Dedicated Game Server Hosting  
AWS Tools and SDKs Tools and SDKs for AWS  
Amazon S3 Glacier Low-cost Archive Storage in the Cloud  
AWS Global Accelerator Improve application availability and performance  
AWS Glue Prepare and Load Data  
AWS Greengrass Local Compute, Messaging, and Sync for Devices  
AWS Ground Station Fully managed ground station as a service  
Amazon GuardDuty Managed Threat Detection Service  
AWS Identity & Access Management Manage User Access and Encryption Keys  
Amazon Inferentia Machine learning inference chip  
Amazon Inspector Analyze Application Security  
AWS IoT Button Cloud Programmable Dash Button  
AWS IoT 1-Click One Click Creation of an AWS Lambda Trigger  
AWS IoT Analytics Analytics for IoT Devices  
AWS IoT Core Connect Devices to the Cloud  
AWS IoT Device Defender Security Management for IoT Devices  
AWS IoT Device Management Onboard, Organize, and Remotely Manage IoT Devices  
AWS IoT Events IoT event detection and response  
AWS IoT SiteWise IoT data collector and interpreter  
AWS IoT Things Graph Easily connect devices and web services  
Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Process and Analyze Video Streams  
Amazon Kinesis Work with Real-time Streaming Data  
AWS Key Management Service Managed Creation and Control of Encryption Keys  
AWS Lake Formation Build a secure data lake in days  
AWS Lambda Run your Code in Response to Events https://msimpson.co.nz/AWS-CDK/
Amazon Lex Build Voice and Text Chatbots  
AWS License Manager Track, manage, and control licenses  
Amazon Lightsail Launch and Manage Virtual Private Servers  
Amazon Lumberyard A Free Cross-platform 3D Game Engine with Full Source, Integrated with AWS and Twitch  
AWS Deep Learning AMIs Quickly Start Deep Learning on EC2  
AWS Deep Learning Containers Docker images for deep learning  
Amazon Macie Discover, Classify, and Protect your Data  
AWS Managed Services Infrastructure operations management for AWS  
AWS Elemental MediaConnect Reliable and secure live video transport  
AWS Elemental MediaConvert Convert File-based Video Content  
AWS Elemental MediaLive Convert Live Video Content  
AWS Elemental MediaPackage Video Origination and Packaging  
AWS Elemental MediaStore Media Storage and Simple HTTP Origin  
AWS Elemental MediaTailor Video Personalization and Monetization  
AWS Migration Hub Track Migrations from a Single Place  
Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka Fully managed Apache Kafka service  
Apache MXNet on AWS Scalable, High-performance Deep Learning  
Amazon Neptune Fully Managed Graph Database Service  
AWS OpsWorks Automate Operations with Chef and Puppet  
AWS Organizations Central governance and management across AWS accounts  
AWS Outposts Run AWS services on-premises  
AWS Partner Device Catalog Curated catalog of AWS-compatible IoT hardware  
Amazon Personalize Build real-time recommendations into your applications  
Amazon Pinpoint Personalized User Engagement Across Channels  
Amazon Polly Turn Text into Lifelike Speech  
AWS Personal Health Dashboard Personalized View of AWS Service Health  
AWS PrivateLink Securely Access Services Hosted on AWS  
Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) Fully managed ledger database  
Amazon QuickSight Fast Business Analytics Service  
AWS Resource Access Manager Simple, secure service to share AWS resources  
Amazon RDS Managed Relational Database Service for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, and MariaDB  
Amazon Aurora High Performance Managed Relational Database  
Amazon RDS on VMware Automate on-premises database management  
Amazon Redshift Fast, Simple, Cost-effective Data Warehousing  
Amazon Rekognition Analyze Image and Video  
AWS RoboMaker Develop, test, and deploy robotics applications  
Amazon Route 53 Scalable Domain Name System  
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Scalable Storage in the Cloud  
Amazon SageMaker Build, Train, and Deploy Machine Learning Models at Scale  
Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Build accurate ML training datasets  
AWS Secrets Manager Rotate, Manage, and Retrieve Secrets  
AWS Security Hub Unified security and compliance center  
AWS Server Migration Service Migrate On-Premises Servers to AWS  
AWS Serverless Application Repository Discover, Deploy, and Publish Serverless Applications  
AWS Service Catalog Create and Use Standardized Products  
Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) Email Sending and Receiving  
AWS Transfer for SFTP Fully managed SFTP service  
AWS Shield DDoS Protection  
AWS Single Sign-On Cloud Single Sign-On (SSO) Service  
AWS Snow Family Physical devices to migrate data into and out of AWS  
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) Pub/Sub, Mobile Push and SMS  
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) Managed Message Queues https://msimpson.co.nz/APIGateway-SQS/
https://msimpson.co.nz/AWS-CDK/
AWS Step Functions Coordinate Distributed Applications  
AWS Storage Gateway Hybrid Storage Integration  
Amazon Sumerian Build and Run VR and AR Applications  
AWS Systems Manager Gain Operational Insights and Take Action  
TensorFlow on AWS Open-source Machine Intelligence Library  
Amazon Textract Extract text and data from documents  
Amazon Timestream Fully managed time series database  
Amazon Transcribe Automatic Speech Recognition  
AWS Transit Gateway Easily scale VPC and account connections  
Amazon Translate Natural and Fluent Language Translation  
AWS Trusted Advisor Optimize Performance and Security  
VMware Cloud on AWS Build a Hybrid Cloud without Custom Hardware  
Amazon VPC Isolated Cloud Resources  
AWS WAF Filter Malicious Web Traffic  
AWS Well-Architected Tool Review and improve your workloads  
Amazon WorkDocs Enterprise Storage and Sharing Service  
Amazon WorkLink Enable mobile access to internal websites  
Amazon WorkMail Secure and Managed Business Email and Calendaring  
Amazon WorkSpaces Desktop Computing Service  
AWS X-Ray Analyze and debug your applications  
Written on June 17, 2019