What are the most popular Amazon cloud services?

The most used offers, the ones with the highest growth in terms of expenses … Here are the services that have the wind in their sails on AWS.

Athena is in pole position of Amazon’s fastest-growing cloud bricks in 2018. According to  the latest 2nd Watch barometer  of the most popular AWS services. To compile its ranking, the US publisher relied on the analysis of a fleet of 400 managed enterprise workloads and more than 200,000 instances backed by a managed public cloud environment. “It’s no wonder that Athena is providing the Amazon S3 storage service with a SQL layer that makes it easy to search and visualize data,” said Jérémie Rodon, cloud architect at D2SI, an AWS Devoteam affiliate. From 2017 to 2018, Athena costs increased by 68% among 2nd Watch customers.

Not far behind, Amazon EKS (Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes) makes a great breakthrough. Spending on it jumps 53% from one year to the next. “For years, engineering teams have been implementing Docker containers in-house, which largely explains the enthusiasm for Amazon’s container orchestrator, not to mention that it has an advantage for decoupled applications. micro-services base “, analyzes Jérémie Rodon.

In the top of 2nd Watch, the D2SI consultant notes the presence of SageMaker, the AWS solution designed for machine learning. Ranking sixth in the charts, “SageMaker records an increase of 21% over one year, still in terms of expenses,” it is estimated at 2nd Watch. Jérémie Rodon confirms: “Our customers are increasingly adopting this service, and it would not be surprising to see it top the list next year.” It must be said that SageMaker raking broad. It covers both the preparation of training datasets and the deployment of learning models through the delicate learning phase. “Its hyperparameter tuning features allow you to fine-tune the configuration of the algorithms automatically.

On the side of the most used AWS bricks, EC2 instances and S3 storage rise unsurprisingly in the lead alongside AWS Data Transfert which takes charge of billing data coming out of the cloud from Amazon to the Internet (see graph below). “These are key elements for managing the deployment of applications on AWS and making the most of it in terms of horizontal sizing of resources based on traffic,” said Jérémie Rodon at D2SI. Paving the way for a fully isolated network infrastructure, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is also one of Amazon’s most-consumed cloud products, according to 2nd Watch. Bringing the security layer, it allows to define its own range of IP addresses,

“Amazon SNS, SQS and SES are typical cloud components for building micro-services-based applications”

Just behind this leading pack, CloudWatch stands out. The Amazon Monitoring Console is present in 98% of 2nd Watch customers. Again, this is not a surprise. CloudWatch has become a de facto central solution for managing systems on AWS. This level of adoption (98%) is also achieved by AWS KMS, which is designed to secure data.

Other offers in the race include Amazon SNS (96%), AWS SQS (84%) and Amazon SES (80%), respectively pruned to push notifications, orchestrate the exchange of inter-application messages and send messages. emails. “These are typical cloud functions for building applications based on micro-components, it’s not surprising to see them back in this ranking,” recognizes Jeremiah Rodon. Used by the vast majority of D2SI customers to power software in serverless mode, Amazon Lambda is not far behind (72%). “Lambda is nestled in architectures to manage the”, decrypts Jeremiah Rodon.

In the top 10 of the most used AWS bricks, there are also two data server services. In mind: DynamoDB. Amazon’s flagship managed NoSQL database is implemented by all customers analyzed by 2nd Watch. The second is none other than Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service).