Posted On: Oct 19, 2022

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) announces the general availability of an increased default quota for a high throughput mode for FIFO queues, allowing you to process up to 6,000 transactions per second, per API action in: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt) regions. For Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions, the default throughput quota has been increased to 3,000 transactions per second, per API action. This is a twofold increase compared to the current SQS FIFO queue throughput quota. For a detailed breakdown of default throughput quotas per region, see SQS documentation.

Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. Amazon SQS offers two types of message queues, standard and FIFO. Standard queues offer maximum throughput, best-effort ordering, and at-least-once delivery. FIFO queues support message groups to process distinct ordered message bundles and are designed to process messages only once, in the exact order that they are sent.

The increase of the default quotas for high throughput mode for FIFO queues enables customers to send and receive messages at a 2 times higher rate than was previously supported. The increased throughput quota makes it easy for developers to build applications that synchronously process a high volume of business-critical transactional data without writing complex error handling and message ordering code. Example use cases include bank transaction logs, stock tickers, flight trackers, price updates, news broadcasting, and inventory management.

Getting started with the high throughput mode for FIFO queues is easy. Simply navigate to the Amazon SQS console and enable the high throughput FIFO option for either a new or existing FIFO queue. You can also enable it through the SQS API. The high throughput mode for FIFO queues is available in all commercial and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions where Amazon SQS is available. To learn more about Amazon SQS FIFO queues, see the Amazon SQS FAQ and the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.