Posted On: Jan 26, 2017

Amazon Cloud Directory enables you to build flexible cloud-native directories for organizing hierarchies of data along multiple dimensions. With Cloud Directory, you can create directories for a variety of use cases, such as organizational charts, course catalogs, and device registries. While traditional directory solutions, such as Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) and other LDAP-based directories, limit you to a single hierarchy, Cloud Directory offers you the flexibility to create directories with hierarchies that span multiple dimensions. For example, you can create an organizational chart that can be navigated through separate hierarchies for reporting structure, location, and cost center.

Amazon Cloud Directory automatically scales to hundreds of millions of objects and provides an extensible schema that can be shared with multiple applications. As a fully-managed service, Cloud Directory eliminates the need to think about time-consuming and expensive administrative tasks, such as scaling infrastructure and managing servers. You simply define the schema, create a directory, and then populate your directory by making calls to the Cloud Directory API.

With Amazon Cloud Directory, there are no minimum fees or up-front commitment, and you pay only for what you use. As part of AWS’s Free Tier, AWS customers can get started with Amazon Cloud Directory for free. New Cloud Directory customers get 1 GB of storage, 100,000 eventually consistent read API calls, and 10,000 combined strongly consistent read API calls and write API calls per month for the first 12 months. After 12 months, customers will be charged at normal rates per usage. Any excess usage during the 12-month free trial period is charged at normal rates.

To learn more, please visit the Amazon Cloud Directory Product Page.