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Using Cloud in general and AWS Cloud in particular, you will hear over and over again that it’s cheap, it’s stable. Kevin’s answer is that it depends on the usage situation and the level of the user. Cloud is like providing you with a good car, if you don’t know how to drive (use) it for the right purposes, you can cause harm to yourself and the organization. So how to minimize disasters and risks when using the cloud?

There is only one way that you need to know how to use the Cloud. Ah, you can study courses, tutorials on the internet, luckily, your organization has training related activities. But training, it only meets a small part, the main thing you need to do (hands-on) on real systems to bring certain reliability.

Sometimes reading documents without having time to manipulate the real service system can give you incorrect thinking about reality, easily leading to wrong thinking and advice for the organization or even customers. your goods. Kevin himself finds using Cloud very easy compared to the traditional way, focusing as much time on innovation as your application and business, but also the difficulty is that Cloud is a very wide array, you need to choose. In a certain direction that we are interested in and deepened, only then will we have “equal” to do, not just to say. Now it’s called Experienced!

Wish you more and more Experienced with AWS Cloud.

Well Done is better than Well Said!


AWS Free Tier

AWS offers more than 175 services of which more than 85 are free for you to use. There are 03 free types you can have are:

  1. 12 months free – Free to use for 12 months. This is probably the most common type.
  2. Always free – Free for life. Great, excellent, wonderfull.
  3. Trials – usually there is a certain limit of trial. Example: 2 months.

Let’s take a look at some of the main services that you may encounter at first. Here’s Kevin’s personal arrangement to make it easier to remember, you can group services the way you remember them:

Amazon EC2, S3 and RDS . Trio

This is probably the most popular set that everyone seems to have done when starting out.

  • EC2: compute provides virtual machines on the AWS Cloud platform.
  • S3: storage service. Provides object storage services. S3 is also a serverless service that supports unlimited storage in each bucket.
  • RDS – Relational Database Service – database service.

With the AWS free tier you can use the following:
Amazon EC2 Free tier:

  • Resizable compute capacity in the Cloud.
  • 12 months free
  • 750 hours t2.micro or t3.micro (depends on region available)
  • OS: Linux, RHEL, SLES, Windows

Amazon S3 Free Tier:

  • Secure, durable, and scalable object storage infrastructure.
  • 12 months free
  • 5GB storage
  • 20K Read requests
  • 2K Put requests

Amazon RDS Free Tier:

  • 12 months free
  • 750 hours
  • Instance type: db.t2.micro
  • Storage: 20GB gp
  • Backup Storage: 20GB
  • Engine: mysql, postgres, mariadb, mssql, oracle BYOL

Included in this set by Kevin is Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Step Functions.

Amazon DynamoDB Free Tier:

  • Fast and flexible NoSQL database with seamless scalability.
  • Always free
  • Storage: 25GB
  • WCU: 25
  • RCU: 25

AWS Lambda Free Tier

  • Compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources.
  • Always free
  • 1M requests per month
  • 3.2M seconds of compute time

Amazon API Gateway Free Tier

  • Publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale.
  • 12 months free
  • 1M received api per month

AWS Step Functions Free Tier

  • Coordinate components of distributed applications.
  • Always free
  • 4K state transitions per month

Amazon SQS Free Tier

  • Scalable queue for storing messages as they travel between computers.
  • Always free
  • 1M requests

Amazon SNS Free Tier

  • Fast, flexible, fully managed push messaging service.
  • Always free
  • 1M publics
  • 100K HTTP/S packages
  • 1K email packages

AWS AppSync Free Tier

  • Develop, secure and run GraphQL APIs at any scale.
  • 12 months free
  • 250K query or data modification
  • 250K real time updates
  • 600K connection minutes

Department of Data Science

This suite includes services related to Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, AI.

Amazon SageMaker Free Tier

  • Machine learning for every data scientist and developer.
  • 2 months free trial
  • Studio notebooks: 250 hours per month ml.t3.medium or
  • SageMaker Data Wrangler: 25 hours per month ml.m5.4xlarge
  • Storage: 25GB per month, 10M write units
  • Training: 50 hours per month m4.xlarge or m5.xlarge
  • Inference: 125 hours per month of m4.xlarge or m5.xlarge

Amazon SageMaker GroundTruth Free Tier

  • Build highly-accurate training datasets quickly, while reducing data labeling costs by up to 70% .
  • 2 months free trials
  • 500 objects labeled per month

Amazon Forecast Free Tier

  • Amazon Forecast is a fully managed service that uses machine learning (ML) to deliver highly accurate forecasts.
  • 2 months free trials
  • 10K time series forecasts per month
  • Storage: 10GB per month
  • Training hours: 10 hours per month

Amazon Personalize Free Tier

  • Amazon Personalize enables developers to build applications with the same machine learning (ML) technology used by for real-time personalized recommendations.
  • 2 months free trials
  • Data processing & storage: 20GB per month
  • Training: 100 hours per month
  • Recommendation: 50 TPS hours of real time recommendations / month

Amazon Rekognition Free Tier

  • Deep learning-based image recognition service.
  • 12 months free
  • 5,000 images per month
  • Store: 1,000 face metadata per month

Amazon Augmented AI

  • Amazon Augmented AI (Amazon A2I) makes it easy to build the workflows required for human review of ML predictions.
  • 12 months free
  • 42 objects per month (500 human reviews per year)

AWS Deepracer Free Tier

  • DeepRacer is an autonomous 1/18th scale race car designed to test RL models by racing on a physical track.
  • 30 days free trials
  • 10 hours for 30 days
  • Free storage: 5GB

Amazon Fraud Detector

  • Amazon Fraud Detector uses machine learning (ML) to identify potentially counterfeit activity compared to customers can catch more online fraud faster.
  • 2 months free
  • model training per month: 50 compute hours
  • hosting model per month: 500 compute hours
  • fraud detection: 30K real time online fraud insight predictions & 30K real time rules based fraud predictions per month

AWS Hosting Group

AWS provides many types of storage from file, object to block storage. Depending on the type of data and data usage, choose the appropriate type of storage. Some popular storage services such as: S3 (mentioned above), EFS, EBS, Storage Gateway, CloudFront… Let’s take a look at the main services.

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Free Tier

  • Persistent, durable, low-latency block-level storage volumes for EC2 instances.
  • 12 months free
  • Storage: 30GB (gp or magnetic)
  • 2M IOPS with EBS Magnetic
  • Snapshot storage: 1GB

Amazon Elastic File Service (EFS) Free Tier

  • Simple, scalable, shared file storage service for Amazon EC2 instances.
  • Storage: 5GB

Amazon CloudFront Free Tier

  • Web service to distribute content to end users with low latency and high data transfer speeds.
  • 12 months free
  • Data Transfer out: 50GB per month
  • HTTP / HTTPS requests: 2M per month

AWS Storage Gateway Free Tier

  • Hybrid cloud storage with seamless local integration and optimized data transfer.
  • Always free
  • First 100GB


AWS offers a lot of free services for you to play around with before deploying to production. Even if you know how to take advantage, there will be no monthly fees for small websites serving AWS science lovers.

Note that when you use more than the free tier, you will pay the price according to each specified service type.

This article Kevin only points out the main or interesting translations that can be popular for you to use. If there is any other good service, please share it with us.

Have fun!


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