About the company*
The portfolio of Amazon Web Services, hereinafter referred to as AWS, comprises a comprehensive set of IoT-enabling technologies such as cloud-based computing and storage capabilities (e.g. Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3), artificial intelligence (Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, Amazon Rekognition) and analytics (Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda).
The company is continuously expanding its portfolio to better support clients in the usage of the AWS cloud service. The AWS Marketplace can be considered as proof of this goal, containing thousands of product listings (preconfigured to run on AWS) available in the areas of desktop apps, software infrastructure, developer tools and business applications. Partners from the AWS ecosystems can use the AWS Marketplace to sell their products and services to users.
Furthermore, some years ago AWS expanded its IoT offerings towards edge computing. This was a remarkable and important move, IoT installations being mainly decentralized with (in some cases) huge amounts of sensors and devices that gather data. Edge computing provides analytics and intelligence close to where the information is generated and decisions need to be taken (“at the edge”).
Decentralized edge computing avoids latency and reduces traffic in order to realize real-time services and save bandwidth (e.g. in narrowband networks). AWS IoT Greengrass, Amazon FreeRTOS, AWS IoT Device Defender and AWS IoT Device SDK are examples of edge computing services.
* Please note that this content is based on teknowlogy/PAC research.