6 Unique AWS Features – Why Amazon Web Service is Popular

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6 Unique AWS Features – Why Amazon Web Service is Popular

The largest cloud platform didn't get that way overnight. Take a look at the features that AWS offers that makes it so popular.

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In our last, AWS Tutorial, we saw Top AWS Books. Today, we will talk about AWS Features, the importance of Amazon Web service, and why AWS is so popular.

So, let’s start AWS Features.

6 Unique AWS Features - Why Amazon Web Service is Popular

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud-based platform used for building solutions for businesses using inter-connected web services. It also provides a variety of pre-built services which can benefit businesses to build their custom cloud-based solutions. AWS is trusted by many firms, small or big because of the features it provides. AWS helps companies with a wide variety of workloads such as game development, data processing, warehousing, achieve, development and many more. If you start an organization you will need servers that will depend on your demand. AWS provides a feature which allows you to choose servers according to your choice. These AWS features will save your time, money and potential.

AWS helps firms by providing the quality services and supports their businesses. One can operate their business through a mobile or desktop. Moreover, the user should focus only on creating code and neglecting the other aspects.

Best AWS Features

Amazon Web Services has various features which make it reliable among different firms. Some of the features of AWS are:

Mobile Friendly Access

Mobile friendly access includes two things:

AWS Mobile Hub

This Amazon Web Services feature is for both Android and IOS. AWS Mobile Hub supports and guides you towards the suitable and compatible feature for your app. It includes a console that helps you to access AWS services which include development, testing, and monitoring of the mobile application. It includes lucid ways to select and configure mobile app features like content delivery and push notifications.

AWS Mobile SDK

By this AWS feature, your app can directly access Amazon Web Services such as DynamoDB, S3, and Lambda. The Mobile SDK supports IOS, Android, Web, React Native, Unity and many more.

6 Unique AWS Features - Why Amazon Web Service is Popular

Serverless Cloud Functions

Amazon API and Amazon Gateway help users by running their code and scaling it. The only thing a user has to do is to upload the code with the help of mobile phone. Users do not take care of the servers as the whole process is then managed by AWS. Apps which are made to deliver a great experience to the users. We want many tasks to be performed at once and for that, we need back-end code that runs and responds to the code. Managing the infrastructure to host back-end codes requires size, provision and lots of servers. AWS Serverless Cloud Functions help the user in such a way that they should focus only on building the application. Server management is done by AWS along with it, it performs scaling, patching and administration of the infrastructure.


Amazon provides databases as requiredment and the database provided by them are completely managed by them. Some of the databases and their uses are:

  1. Relational Database — Transactional Purposes.

  2. Non-Relational Database – Internet Scale Applications.

  3. Data Warehouse — Analytics.

  4. In-memory data Store — Caching & Real-time workloads.

  5. Graph Database — Application with highly connected data.

6 Unique AWS Features - Why Amazon Web Service is Popular


Storage is one of the AWS features, provide by Amazon is economical, flexible and easy to use. The storage provided by AWS can be used independently as well as in combination to meet your requirement. The following are the types of storage provided by AWS.

  • Amazon Glacier — Used for long-term storage.
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service — Provides scalable object storage for archival, analytics and data backup.
  • The Amazon EBS — Provides block level storage volumes for persistent data storage for use with EC-2 instances.

6 Unique AWS Features - Why Amazon Web Service is Popular

Security and Compliance

As many companies rely on AWS, Amazon provides maximum security to the data provided by them. AWS features allows the customer to scale and innovate. Customers here pay only for the service they use. Moreover, there are no upfront expenses.

The security groups of AWS associate with EC2 instances. They provide security at the protocol and port access level. In AWS there are security rules that filter traffic coming into and out of an EC2 instance. Rules comprise four fields which are:

  • Type
  • Protocol
  • Port Range
  • Source

6 Unique AWS Features - Why Amazon Web Service is Popular

AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is an online store where a customer can immediately search for the suitable software or can buy it for their business. They can use Marketplace’s one-click deployment and launch the required software by paying only for what they will use.

It was launched in 2012 to accelerate the growth of AWS from Third party providers. AWS provides commercial as well as free software and services to support the customers business.

6 Unique AWS Features - Why Amazon Web Service is Popular


Here we've studied AWS features and why Amazon Web Services are popular nowadays. This will help people to grow their organization. In addition, AWS Features provides database and storage along with the security. Hope this article was informative for you; leave your suggestions in the comment box.

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