Posted On: Mar 24, 2021

We are excited to announce that you can now enable notifications for workflow status changes while using Amazon Forecast, allowing you to work seamlessly without the disruption of having to check if a particular workflow has completed. Additionally, you can now automate workflows through the notifications to increase work efficiency. Amazon Forecast uses machine learning (ML) to generate more accurate demand forecasts, without requiring any prior ML experience. Amazon Forecast brings the same technology used at to developers as a fully managed service, removing the need to manage resources or rebuild your systems.

With a one-time set up of workflow notifications, you can choose to either be notified when a specific step is complete or set up sequential workflow tasks after the preceding workflow has completed, eliminating administrative overhead. Amazon Forecast enables notifications by onboarding to Amazon EventBridge, which will let you activate these notifications either directly through the Forecast Console or through APIs. The notification can be customized based on your preference of rules and selected events. Amazon EventBridge notifications can also be used to fully automate the forecasting cycle end to end, allowing for an even more streamlined experience using Amazon Forecast. SaaS providers, who are integrating with Amazon Forecast to provide automated forecasting solutions to their customers, can set up routing rules to determine where to send generated forecasts to build applications that react in real time to the data that is received.

To get started with this capability, read through our blog here or see guidance at Setting Up Job Status Notifications. You can use this capability in all Regions where Amazon Forecast is publicly available. For more information about Region availability, see AWS Regional Services.