Chapter 9

AWS Platform Services

In This Chapter

arrow Sorting out the AWS platform services

arrow Seeing what CloudSearch can offer

arrow Managing video formats with Elastic Transcoder

arrow Making your way through the Simple services

arrow Managing big data with Elastic MapReduce

arrow Data warehousing with Redshift

Amazon Web Services (AWS) gives you the core services S3, EC2, and Amazon EBS and then all the additional services I cover in Chapter 8, such as IAM, ELB, and Route 53. The AWS platform services, however, are the focus of this chapter — they dial up the level of sophistication, by concentrating on these three areas of functionality:

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