Introduction to Amazon Cloud Directory
Amazon Cloud Directory is well-known for its ability to manage hierarchically store data in the AWS cloud. This service allows you create a cloud-native directory which can be used to organize data hierarchies across multiple dimensions. Cloud Directory can be used to create directories for a variety purposes.
What makes it different than traditional directory solutions? This blog will explain the basics of Amazon Cloud Directory and how to get started with it.
What is Amazon Cloud Directory?
Traditional directory solutions like Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, (AD LDS), have limitations for a single hierarchy. Amazon Cloud Directory allows you to create multiple-dimensional hierarchies within your directories. This can scale millions of objects automatically and provides an extensible schema that can easily be shared with multiple applications.
Cloud Directory allows you to organize directory objects in multiple hierarchies. This makes it possible to support multiple organizational pivots and relationships with directory information. A user directory might, for example, provide a hierarchical view based on location or reporting structure. Similar to the above, depending on the manufacturer, current owner and physical location of a device director, it might have multiple hierarchical perspectives. Cloud Directory can also be used by developers to create a graph-based directory store that acts as a foundational building block. Using Cloud Directory, developers get options for:
First, you can easily create directory-based applications without worrying about deployment, global scale or availability.
Second, creating applications that allow for user and group management
Policy management or permissions
Application or product catalogues.
Third, specifying new directory objects and expanding existing types to meet application requirements. This will lower the code they have to write.
You can then build apps on top Cloud Directory with less complexity
Final, control the evolution of schema information over the time and future compatibility for consumers
Amazon Cloud Directory:
First, Amazon Cloud Directory is a great way to organize hierarchies of data across multiple dimensions. However, many applications require the creation of directories to store hierarchies of data in multiple dimensions. An organizational chart might have one hierarchy based on reporting structure, another based on location and a third based upon cost center. Amazon Cloud Directory makes it possible to integrate multiple schemas within a single directory, creating multiple hierarchies and eliminating duplicate data.
You can also search your directory for relationships and objects. Searching large amounts of connected data requires complex and expensive queries. Instead of creating multiple queries, you can search for all the parent items along a particular dimension using Amazon Cloud Directory’s built in search capabilities. Cloud Directory allows you to search for a management chain for an employee with one query. Traditional solutions require multiple queries.
AWS CloudTrail and resource tag are also available in Amazon Cloud Directory. You can log the date, times, and identities of all users who access your directory data using AWS CloudTrail. Resource tagging can also be used to tag directories and schemas to make it easier for management and tracking.
What are the features of Amazon Cloud Directory
Amazon Cloud Directory offers an extensible schema that can be shared across applications. This can be used to create application-specific attributes that allow applications to extend schemas without affecting any other apps. To learn more about this service, you can check out the top-most Amazon Cloud Directory features.
1. Powerful data and relationship management
Amazon Cloud Directory allows you to manage multiple hierarchies of directory information. Moreover, you can,
Firstly, design different schemas
Secondly, you should specify the properties of objects and relationships
Finally, create inheritance rules for your directory.
2. Flexible schema management
Amazon Cloud Directory’s flexibility schema management allows you to extend your directory schema as required. You can also add attributes to directory objects and relationships. Additionally, multiple applications can extend the schema at the same time. It also allows multiple apps to share one directory, minimizing data duplication.
3. Fully managed infrastructure
Cloud Directory is a fully manageable service that eliminates costly and time-consuming administrative tasks such as growing infrastructure and managing servers. You only need to create the structure and populate the directory with data using the Cloud Directory API.
4. Searching across objects and relationships
Amazon Cloud Directory provides built-in search capabilities for directory entries and relationships. Complex and computationally costly queries are required to search large amounts of highly linked data. Cloud Directory’s built in search capabilities allow you to search for all parent items along a dimension without having to create multiple, nested queries.
5. Built-in data encryption
Amazon Cloud Directory automatically encrypts data at rest and transit using AWS Key Management Service-managed, 256-bit encryption keys. (KMS).
6. Object policies
You can design and attach.