Posted On: Sep 17, 2020

You can now view AWS Step Functions workflows in your AWS Lambda console, making it easier to orchestrate Lambda functions into business critical applications.

Customers use AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions together to build scalable serverless applications, where Lambda provides serverless compute and Step Functions orchestrates functions into workflows that process data, handle business transactions, or drive long-running processes. Now you can visualize where and how your functions are composed into serverless workflows without leaving the Lambda console. You can navigate with ease between your functions, the workflows they are involved in, and workflow executions, making it easier to develop your serverless applications.

AWS Step Functions is a serverless orchestrator that makes it easy to sequence AWS Lambda functions and multiple AWS services into business-critical applications. Step Functions orchestrates workflows using state machines, which can maintain state, handle errors, and run functions concurrently. You can iterate over arrays and add decision logic, while reducing the amount of custom code you maintain in your Lambda functions.

To get started, open the Step Functions state machines page in the Lambda console. If you are new to Step Functions, select Get started with a sample Lambda workflow to deploy a sample project. If you have existing state machines with Lambda functions, select a state machine to view an interactive diagram of the workflow.  

This feature is available in all regions where both AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda are available. View the AWS Regions table for details. To learn more, read the Orchestrating functions section in the Lambda developer guide.