Essential AWS Services for Solution Architects: A Comprehensive Guide

The list of AWS services that are essential for a Solution Architect to master, organized by category:



  • Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud): Virtual servers in the cloud.
  • AWS Lambda: Serverless compute service that runs your code in response to events.
  • Elastic Beanstalk: Platform as a service for deploying applications.
  • Amazon ECS (Elastic Container Service): Container orchestration service.
  • Amazon EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service): Managed Kubernetes service.


  • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service): Scalable object storage.
  • Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store): Block storage for use with EC2.
  • Amazon Glacier: Long-term archival storage.
  • AWS Storage Gateway: Hybrid cloud storage with local cache.


  • Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service): Managed relational database service.
  • Amazon DynamoDB: NoSQL database service.
  • Amazon ElastiCache: In-memory caching service.
  • Amazon Redshift: Data warehousing service.


  • Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud): Isolated cloud resources.
  • Amazon Route 53: Scalable DNS and domain name registration.
  • AWS Direct Connect: Dedicated network connection to AWS.
  • Amazon API Gateway: Create, publish, maintain, and secure APIs.

Management and Monitoring

  • Amazon CloudWatch: Monitoring and observability service.
  • AWS CloudFormation: Infrastructure as code service.
  • AWS Systems Manager: Operational insights and resource management.
  • AWS Auto Scaling: Automatically adjusts capacity to maintain performance.


  • AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management): Secure access control.
  • AWS KMS (Key Management Service): Managed service for encryption keys.
  • AWS WAF & Shield: Web application firewall and DDoS protection.
  • AWS Security Hub: Centralized security and compliance monitoring.

Application Integration

  • Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service): Managed messaging service.
  • Amazon SQS (Simple Queue Service): Fully managed message queuing service.
  • Amazon MQ: Managed message broker service.

DevOps Tools

  • AWS CodeCommit: Source control service.
  • AWS CodeBuild: Continuous integration service.
  • AWS CodeDeploy: Automated application deployment service.
  • AWS CodePipeline: Continuous delivery service.


  • Amazon Kinesis: Real-time data streaming service.
  • Amazon Athena: Query service for data in S3 using SQL.
  • Amazon QuickSight: Business analytics service.

Additional Services to Consider

  • AWS Glue: ETL (extract, transform, load) service.
  • Amazon SageMaker: Machine learning service.
  • AWS IoT Core: Managed cloud service for IoT.

Mastering these services will provide a comprehensive foundation for a career as an AWS Solution Architect, allowing you to design, implement, and manage scalable and secure architectures on AWS

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