10 futuristic services you don’t know exist in AWS 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading provider of cloud computing solutions currently. It offers many different services for data storage, analytics, and more. These services are easy to use and provide great value for businesses.  

AWS segment sales increased by 27% year-over-year to reach $20.5 billion in Q3 2022. According to the Synergy Research Group, AWS holds 34% of the market share when the third quarter ended this year. 

AWS provides options for organizations to integrate different services, improve their infrastructure and enable the availability of their applications.  

Below we have listed down 10 AWS services that many are not aware of. 

10 futuristic AWS cloud services 

  1. Athena 
  • Amazon Athena is a serverless, interactive analytics service that offers a simple and flexible way to analyze data. It is built on open-source frameworks, supporting open-table and file formats. This allows you to analyze unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data stored in Amazon S3. Some examples of this include CSV, JSON, or columnar data formats like Apache Parquet and Apache ORC. 
  • Athena can help you run ad-hoc queries without having to load the data into Athena. Athena is built on open-source Trino and Presto engines and Apache Spark frameworks. There is no need for provisioning or configuration effort. 
  1. FPGA 
  • Amazon EC2 F1 instances use FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) to deliver custom hardware accelerations. F1 instances can be programmed easily and come with all that is needed to develop, simulate, debug, and compile your hardware acceleration code, including an FPGA Developer AMI and supporting hardware-level development on the cloud. The AMI has pre-built FPGA development tools and run time tools that help develop and use custom FPGAs for hardware acceleration. 
  • FPGAs can provide up to 30x Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) compute acceleration, enabling Amazon EC2 F1 instances to process massive amounts of data and deliver the results quickly with the best accuracy. 
  1. Glue 
  • AWS Glue is a serverless data integration service that enables you to easily discover, prepare, move, and integrate data from multiple sources for analytics, machine learning (ML), and application development. It lets you discover and connect to over 70 diverse data sources. Glue makes data preparation simpler, faster, and cheaper. You can manage your data in a centralized data catalog, and visually create, run, and monitor ETL pipelines for loading data into your data lakes.  
  • Glue helps remove infrastructure management with automatic provisioning and worker management. It consolidates all your data integration needs into a single service. AWS Glue interactive sessions allow data engineers to explore and prepare data using the integrated development environment (IDE) or notebook of their choice. 
  1. IoT ExpressLink 
  • AWS IoT ExpressLink makes it easier and faster for you to connect devices to the cloud and integrate them with over 200 AWS cloud services. AWS has partnered with companies like Espressif, Infineon, and u-blox to create hardware connectivity modules with software that meets AWS security requirements. 
  • The IoT ExpressLink reduces development costs by offloading networking and cryptography tasks to the module. Devices can be connected with minimal redesign effort, regardless of processor size or resource constraints. You can also easily monitor device fleet health and manage security updates at scale. 
  1. Lambda@Edge 
  • Lambda@Edge is a feature of Amazon CloudFront by which you run code closer to users of your application. This leads to improved performance and reduced latency. You don’t need to set up infrastructure in multiple locations around the world. You only pay for the compute time you use. 
  • The benefit of using Lambda@Edge is that you can automatically run your code at AWS locations around the world without having to manage origin servers at multiple locations or set up load balancing or DNS routing services. If you need to add new functionalities, you can do so without making any changes to your existing applications running at your origin. 
  • You can use Lambda@Edge to get the content you need from the Amazon CloudFront CDN. You can also use it to customize your compute resources and execution time, based on what you need for your application performance. 
  1. Pinpoint 
  • Amazon Pinpoint is a customizable tool that enables marketers and developers to deliver customer communications across channels, segments, and campaigns at scale.  With Pinpoint, you can engage with your customers across multiple messaging channels and send emails, SMS text messages, voice messages, and push notifications. 
  • Pinpoint enables you to personalize and segment communications to engage customers. Marketers can automate campaigns and journeys to send customers the right message at the right time. They are also able to aggregate their communications into a single messaging hub. Pinpoint expands your reach with support for over 240 countries and regions. 
  1. Polly 
  • Amazon Polly is a service that uses deep learning technology to create natural-sounding human speech. This means that you can use Amazon Polly to convert articles into speech. Amazon Polly offers dozens of lifelike voices in many different languages, making it the perfect tool for building speech-activated applications. 
  • Amazon Polly can be used to create applications that keep people more engaged and make it easier for them to use the app. Some common examples of this are newsreaders, games, eLearning platforms, accessibility applications for visually impaired people, and apps for the Internet of Things. 
  1. Rekognition 
  • A part of the Amazon AI family of services, Amazon Rekognition makes it easy for you to add powerful visual analysis to your applications. Rekognition Image lets you build powerful applications to search, verify, and organize millions of images easily. With Rekognition Video, you can extract motion-based context from stored or live-stream videos and analyze them. 
  • Amazon Rekognition is a fully managed service. It is pre-trained for image and video recognition tasks; therefore, you don’t need to invest your time and resources in creating a deep learning pipeline. It continuously improves the accuracy of its models by building upon the latest research and sourcing new training data, allowing you to focus on high-value application design and development.  
  • Rekognition Image’s most common use cases include building a searchable image library, face-based user verification, sentiment analysis, facial recognition, and image moderation. On the other hand, Rekogntion Video enables users to search an index for their video archives, as well as quickly filter video for inappropriate content through easy automation. 
  1. Snowball Edge 
  • AWS Snowball Edge is a device used for data transfer and edge computing. It has onboard storage and compute power that allows select AWS services to be used in edge locations. 
  • Snowball Edge devices have high-speed network connections that support 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps links with RJ45, SFP+, QSFP+ copper, and optical interfaces. All encryption is performed on the device itself which helps enable a higher data throughput rate and shorter data transfer times. 
  • Snowball Edge comes in two options, Storage Optimized and Compute Optimized, for supporting local data processing and collection in disconnected environments. 
  • Snowball Edge Compute Optimized provides powerful computing resources that can be used for cases such as machine learning, full motion video analysis, analytics, and local computing stacks. 
  • Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices are perfect for large-scale data migrations and recurring transfer workflows, as well as local computing with higher capacity needs. It provides 80 TB of HDD capacity for block volumes and Amazon S3-compatible object storage, and 1 TB of SATA SSD for block volumes. 
  1. X-ray 
  • AWS X-Ray helps you understand how your requests are being processed as they go through your application. You can see what is happening with each request and where any problems might be. You can also see how different parts of your application are working together. This can help you identify any bottlenecks or areas where latency is high so you can fix them and improve the performance of your application.  
  • AWS X-Ray also gives you information about how users are interacting with your applications, so you can improve their experience. It can debug serverless applications in real-time, and help you monitor cloud cost and performance metrics. 
  • For any traced request to your application, you will be able to see detailed information about the request and response, as well as calls that your application makes to downstream AWS resources, microservices, databases, and web APIs. AWS X-Ray filters visual data across payloads, functions, traces, services, APIs, and more with no-code and low-code motions. 

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Customized cloud deployment is an important and increasingly popular option for many businesses. AWS offers a full selection of cloud hosting options and services, including customized solutions. ZNetLive’s team of experienced AWS Certified experts is ready to meet your unique needs. With their help, you can design an AWS instance tailored to the specific requirements of your business.  

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Regulatory compliance is an absolute necessity for businesses of all sizes. Failure to comply with relevant security and government regulations can result in many costly repercussions, including fines or enforcement action. ZNetLive’s AWS deployment service provides the guidance and support required to ensure that your business meets these obligations. 

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