You might have heard about AWS (Amazon Web Services) at least once in your programming career, if not then never mind you will get your answers in the post.
How it all started?
A handful of people know that AWS had first stepped into the Cloud industry back in 2002, but later in 2003, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon leadership team was asked to identify the core strengths of the company.
After much deliberation and talks the grand idea had emerged:
Combination of Infrastructure Services and Developer/DevOps Tools could become the building blocks of the operating system environment for the internet.
March 19, 2006, AWS offered :
- Simple Storage Service (S3)
- Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
- Simple Queue Service (SQS)
Now during this Cloud revolution, AWS took the opportunity to bring Complex Systems with developer-friendly services. This attracted cloud-ready customers, opening the doors to big data-driven enterprises such as Dropbox, Netflix, and Reddit, all before 2010.
AWS Services and Offerings
AWS service/product announcements are either pre-announced or in some form of limited preview, like a beta release. Sometimes these releases are available in one or more AWS regions.
What’s amazing is that AWS understood the cloud game early and took the decision of expanding their services globally and keeping in mind the SAAS Model.
As of 2019, AWS has distinct operations in 22 geographical regions:
- 7 in North America,
- 1 in SouthAmerica,
- 6 in Europe,
- 1 in the Middle-East,
- 1 in Africa
- 8 in Asia Pacific.
Lets us see some of the popular release dates to the public:
|Service Name||Type||Released On|
|Fraud Detector||Machine Learning||28-Jul-20|
|IoT SiteWise||Internet of Things||09-Jul-20|
|Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB)||Database||10-Sep-19|
|IoT Things Graph||Internet of Things||30-May-19|
|IoT Events||Internet of Things||30-May-19|
|Managed Streaming for Kafka||Analytics||30-May-19|
|App Mesh||Networking & Content Delivery||27-Mar-19|
|WorkLink||End User Computing||22-Jan-19|
|DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)||Database||09-Jan-19|
|Well-Architected Tool||Management & Governance||29-Nov-18|
|Cloud Map||Networking & Content Delivery||28-Nov-18|
|Elastic Inference||Machine Learning||28-Nov-18|
|Global Accelerator||Networking & Content Delivery||26-Nov-18|
|DataSync||Migration & Transfer||26-Nov-18|
|IoT Device Defender||Internet of Things||02-Aug-18|
|Elastic Kubernetes Service||Compute||05-Jun-18|
|Single Sign-On||Security, Identity & Compliance||07-Dec-17|
|Alexa for Business||Business Applications||30-Nov-17|
|IoT Device Management||Internet of Things||29-Nov-17|
|GuardDuty||Security, Identity & Compliance||28-Nov-17|
|Step Functions||Application Integration||01-Dec-16|
|Elastic File System (EFS)||Storage||28-Jun-16|
|Application Discovery Service||Migration & Transfer||12-May-16|
|API Gateway||Networking & Content Delivery||09-Jul-15|
|Elastic Container Service||Compute||09-Apr-15|
|Directory Service||Security, Identity & Compliance||21-Oct-14|
|WorkDocs||End User Computing||27-Aug-14|
|CloudTrail||Management & Governance||13-Nov-13|
|Simple Email Service (SES)||Customer Engagement||02-Apr-11|
|Route 53||Networking & Content Delivery||06-Dec-10|
|CloudFront||Networking & Content Delivery||09-Nov-10|
|Simple Notification Service (SNS)||Application Integration||07-04-2010|
|Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)||Networking & Content Delivery||18-May-09|
|Elastic Block Store (EBS)||Storage||20-Aug-08|
|Simple Queue Service (SQS)||Application Integration||11-Jul-06|
|Simple Storage Service (S3)||Storage||13-Mar-06|
What’s new in AWS 2020?
AWS is constantly adding new capabilities so you can leverage the latest and the cutting edge technologies to either experiment or innovate or productive, more quickly.
AWS on Jan 20, 2020 has announced plans to open a full AWS Region in Osaka, Japan.
The Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region will become AWS’s ninth region in Asia Pacific, joining existing regions in Beijing, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Ningxia, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.
You can check for upcoming releases and news on https://aws.amazon.com/new/
As it turned out Jeff and his team at Amazon never predicted that a small idea would one day become so big one, what they saw was nothing less than the future of computing.