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Amazon Web Services(AWS) provides cloud computing solutions and APIs to firms and individuals around the globe. It is a service which is provided by the Amazon that uses distributed IT infrastructure to provide different IT resources on demand. It provides different services such as an infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and software as a service.
The following are the main components of AWS are :
 
Simple Storage Service : S3 is a service of aws that stores the files. It is object-based storage, i.e., you can store the images, word files, pdf files, etc. The size of the file that can be stored in S3 is from 0 Bytes to 5 TB. It is an unlimited storage medium, i.e., you can store the data as much you want. S3 contains a bucket which stores the files. A bucket is like a folder that stores the files. It is a universal namespace, i.e., name must be unique globally. Each bucket must have a unique name to generate the unique DNS address.
 
Elastic Compute Cloud : Elastic Compute Cloud is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. You can scale the compute capacity up and down as per the computing requirement changes. It changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for the resources that you actually use.
 
Elastic Block Store : It provides a persistent block storage volume for use with EC2 instances in aws cloud. EBS volume is automatically replicated within its availability zone to prevent the component failure. It offers high durability, availability, and low-latency performance required to run your workloads.
 
CloudWatch : It is a service which is used to monitor all the AWS resources and applications that you run in real time. It collects and tracks the metrics that measure your resources and applications.
 
Identity Access Management : It is a service of aws used to manage users and their level of access to the aws management console. It is used to set users, permissions, and roles. It allows you to grant permission to the different parts of the aws platform. 
 
Simple Email Service : Amazon Simple Email Service is a cloud-based email sending service that helps digital marketers and application developers to send marketing, notification, and transactional emails. This service is very reliable and cost-effective for the businesses of all the sizes that want to keep in touch with the customers.
 
Route53 : It is a highly available and scalable DNS (Domain Name Service) service. It provides a reliable and cost-effective way for the developers and businesses to route end users to internet applications by translating domain names into numeric IP addresses.
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is object storage with a simple web service interface to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the web.
Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a push notification service used in sending individual messages to a big group of mobile or email subscriber systems including Amazon SQS queues, AWS Lambda functions, and HTTPS endpoints. It is both application-to-application (A2A) and application-to-person (A2P) communication.
AMI stands for Amazon Machine Image.  It’s a template that provides the information (an operating system, an application server, and applications) required to launch an instance, which is a copy of the AMI running as a virtual server in the cloud.  You can launch instances from as many different AMIs as you need.
From a single AMI, you can launch multiple types of instances.  An instance type defines the hardware of the host computer used for your instance. Each instance type provides different computer and memory capabilities.  Once you launch an instance, it looks like a traditional host, and we can interact with it as we would with any computer.
An AMI includes the following things
 
* A template for the root volume for the instance
* Launch permissions decide which AWS accounts can avail the AMI to launch instances
* A block device mapping that determines the volumes to attach to the instance when it is launched
The top product categories of AWS are :
 
* Compute
* Storage
* Database
* Networking and Content Delivery
* Analytics
* Machine Learning
* Security
* Identity
* Compliance
It is a centralized data repository to store all your structured and unstructured data at any volume. The core aspect of Data lake is that you can apply various analytical tools to data, derive analytics, and uncover useful insights without structuring the data. Also, Data lake stores data coming from various sources such as business applications, mobile applications, and IoT devices.
 
Data Warehouse Data Lake
Data is relational from transactional systems and operational databases. Data is both non-relational and relational from various sources such as IoT devices, mobile apps, websites, and social media.
Provides fastest query results at high cost of storage. Provides faster query results at low storage cost.
Used by Business analysts. Used by Data scientists, Data developers, and Business analysts.
Helps in Batch reporting, BI and visualizations Helps to perform various analytics such as Machine Learning, Predictive analytics, data discovery and profiling