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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services is a set of Web-based tools by, Inc. that assists in memory-intensive computing tasks like processing and warehousing data, building and running applications, data archiving and storage, etc.

Amazon Web Services products include: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), a virtual server; Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), a Web-based data storage solution; Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR); Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk); Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS); Amazon Elastic Transcoder (ETS); Amazon Kinesiology and many others.

Founder: Jeff Bezos (
CEO: Jeff Bezos
2003: First public mention of Amazon Web Services vision made in paper by Benjamin Black and Chris Pinkham
2004: Simple Queue Service, the first publicly available Amazon Web Service tool, released
2006: Amazon Web Services officially launched
2012: First ever exclusive Amazon Web Services event for customers held, Inc. is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA. The company has dozens of offices all over the world, in Europe, Africa, North and South America and Asia Pacific.

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