Amazon is a giant in providing multiple platforms that enables the developers to build IoT based applications through the use of their tools. Amazon Web Services, which is a subsidiary of Amazon Inc. offers numerous on-demand platforms for IoT development that are collectively known as the Amazon Web Services. Some of the most popularly used services are mentioned here.
1. Amazon RDS
Amazon Relational Database Solution or simply RDS is a high-performance relational database management platform. Available on cloud, it enables their users to share data easily. Database engines like MySql, SQL, MariaDB, Amazon Aurora, etc can be accessed with the help of Amazon RDS. It is very cost effective and eliminates any kind of time-consuming tasks.
2. Amazon EC2
EC2 is an abbreviation for Elastic Compute Cloud. Amazon EC2 provides scalable computing capacity to its users. The IoT applications can be deployed faster in the EC2 environment as compared to other cloud services. EC2 comes with pre-configured templates for their instances that are called Amazon Machine Images or simply AMIs. EC2 also allows a secure login and a virtual server to configure network and security. EC2 uses EBS or Elastic Block Storage to store resolute data. To maintain strong security, EC2 has static IP addresses. Security groups can also be configured by users.
3. Amazon DynamicDB
The Amazon DynamicDB is an alternative to NoSQL to embed it into the IoT applications. It is highly flexible and high performing database solution. With the increase of data in IoT devices, DynamicDB becomes a viable option to transfer and manage large data with ease. DynamicDB is able to manage a high number of storage requests and responses.
4. Amazon S3-Simple Storage Service:
S3 is a fast and efficient cloud-based storage service that can manage huge databases with ease. Different types of data can be streamed using the browser. It can also be used to enhance the speed of storage of IoT sensor or application data. S3 also provides a programming interface so that the developers are able to integrate their IoT devices with the APIs present in the S3 tool. A solid GUI web interface is also available to create and upload raw data between the APIs and the IoT application.
5. Amazon AutoScaling:
Autoscaling is a very flexible and fast feature that allows developers to scale the capacity of the applications running on EC2 instances. AutoScaling is very useful to its users as it can process bulk data by writing simple scripts in the editor. Python Programming language is used to create these scripts.
These Amazon services are highly used in developing IoT applications with the inclusion of Amazon Cloud Services. They are highly popular and can be used to connect IoT devices through the Amazon platform to innovate and develop extensive IoT based technologies.