Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most comprehensive and widely used cloud platform in the world, with over 200 fully featured services available from data centres all around the world. AWS is used by millions of clients, including the fastest-growing startups, largest corporations, and top government agencies, to reduce costs, improve agility, and accelerate innovation.
AWS offers more services and features than any other cloud provider, ranging from traditional infrastructure technologies like computation, storage, and databases to emerging technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence, data lakes and analytics, and the Internet of Things. This makes moving your existing apps to the cloud and building practically anything you can imagine faster, easier, and more cost-effective. Within those services, AWS provides the most advanced functionality. For example, AWS has the most databases that are purpose-built for various sorts of applications, allowing you to pick the best tool for the job in terms of cost and performance.
AWS has the largest and most dynamic community, with millions of active customers and tens of thousands of partners globally. Customers across virtually every industry and of every size, including startups, enterprises, and public sector organizations, are running every imaginable use case on AWS. The AWS Partner Network (APN) includes thousands of systems integrators who specialize in AWS services and tens of thousands of independent software vendors (ISVs) who adapt their technology to work on AWS.
AWS is designed to be the most adaptable and secure cloud computing platform on the market today. Our core infrastructure was designed to meet the security needs of the military, global banks, and other high-profile enterprises. With 230 security, compliance, and governance services and capabilities, this is backed by a comprehensive range of cloud security tools. AWS provides 90 security standards and compliance certifications, and all 117 AWS services that contain client data have encryption capabilities.
You may use AWS to explore and innovate more quickly by leveraging the latest technology. We're always speeding up our innovation to create whole new technologies that you may employ to revolutionise your company. AWS, for example, pioneered serverless computing with the debut of AWS Lambda in 2014, which allows developers to run code without having to setup or manage servers. AWS has developed Amazon SageMaker, a fully managed machine learning service that allows even novice developers and scientists to use machine learning.