The AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) is the 2nd member of the Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) family, following the original Classic Load Balancer (CLB) (and since joined by the Network Load Balancer). The ALB provides fully managed, highly scalable, layer 7 load balancing with the ability to perform both path and host-based routing.
Amazon Machine Learning is a part of the Amazon Artifical Intelligence (AI) family, which includes the Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Lex, and Amazon Polly services. Amazon Machine Learning provides AWS customers with an easy way to take advantage of the benefits of complex machine learning capabilities without requiring extensive AI domain expertise. The Machine Learning service enables easy addition of features like fraud detection, sentiment analysis, and customer churn prediction to applications and products.
Amazon Rekognition is a part of the AWS Machine Learning (ML) family of services, which also includes Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, Comprehend, Transcribe, & Translate, and Amazon Machine Learning. Rekognition is a managed service provided by AWS that allows developers and product owners to easily add face detection, face recognition, and object and scene detection to their applications. Like other AWS services, pricing for AWS Rekognition is based on on your usage of the service. If you use it, you pay, if you don’t you don’t.
The AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a (relatively) recent addition to AWS’s already mature lineup of scalable, fault-tolerant, managed services. The WAF provides AWS customers with a flexible and cost-effective platform that protects web applications from malicious users, content abusers, and DDoS attackers.
The AWS Network Load Balancer (NLB) is the 3rd member of the Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) family, following the original Classic Load Balancer (CLB) and the Application Load Balancer (ALB). The NLB provides highly scalable layer 4 load balancing and introduced the ability to use Elastic IPs (EIP) with ELBs.
Amazon Macie was introduced in 2017 and provides AWS customers with the ability detect and protect sensitive information such as intellectual property (IP) or personally identifiable information (PII), including credit card or social security numbers. Amazon Macie uses machine learning (ML) to identify classified information and to alert customers when unusual activity is detected. Continue reading “Amazon Macie”