Free Amazon Cloud Stuff!
Amazon offers the Amazon AWS Free Tier to allow you to try the AWS platform, products, and services before committing financially. The free tier will let you get hands-on access to paid features as well as access to numerous items free for the first year or always free.
Amazon’s list of items for free access for 12 months is rather extensive. Free items include access to the Amazon API gateway for up to 1 million API calls per month, a GB of storage in the Amazon Cloud Directory, 50 GB of storage in Amazon CloudFront, 50K of text monthly for each API in the Amazon Comprehend natural language processing (NLP) service, and more. Other services in the 12-month free area include IoT Device Management remote actions, AWS OpsWorks node hours (for Chef and Puppet Enterprise), AWS Greengrass, AWS IoT, AWS Data Pipeline, transcribe minutes, Translate AI services, RDS, message brokering (Amazon MQ), bot text request services, Elasticsearch services, and more.
In the category of always free, Amazon also provides access to a variety of items. This includes unlimited access to Amazon Chime for unified communication services. Also included are 10 custom metrics and 10 alarms in Amazon CloudWatch as well as access to services such as Amazon Cognito for mobile identity, Amazon Glacier for access to object storage, Amazon Macie for data classification, Amazon mobile Analytics, Amazon SES for email services, Amazon SNS for messaging services, Amazon AWS CodeBuild for building and testing code in the loud, AWS CodeCommit for managing source control, AWS Pipeline for continuous delivery services, AWS X-Ray for analyzing and debugging applications, a NoSQL database (DynamoDB), and much more.