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Category: Application Services

AWS Step Functions adds updates to ‘choice’ state, global access to context object, dynamic timeouts, result selection, and intrinsic functions to Amazon States Language

Developers can use AWS Step Functions to design and execute workflows that connect services such as AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, and Amazon SageMaker into a rich application. A workflow consists of a series of steps, with the output of one step being the input to the next step. Application development becomes more intuitive using the […]

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New – Building a Continuous Integration Workflow with Step Functions and AWS CodeBuild

May 29, 2020: Post updated to include AWS CodePipeline support to invoke Step Functions with a new action type. Automating your software build is an important step to adopt DevOps best practices. To help you with that, we built AWS CodeBuild, a fully managed continuous integration service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces packages […]

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New – AWS Step Functions Express Workflows: High Performance & Low Cost

We launched AWS Step Functions at re:Invent 2016, and our customers took to the service right away, using them as a core element of their multi-step workflows. Today, we see customers building serverless workflows that orchestrate machine learning training, report generation, order processing, IT automation, and many other multi-step processes. These workflows can run for […]

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New – Using Step Functions to Orchestrate Amazon EMR Workloads

AWS Step Functions allows you to add serverless workflow automation to your applications. The steps of your workflow can run anywhere, including in AWS Lambda functions, on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), or on-premises. To simplify building workflows, Step Functions is directly integrated with multiple AWS Services: Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Simple […]

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New – Step Functions Support for Dynamic Parallelism

Microservices make applications easier to scale and faster to develop, but coordinating the components of a distributed application can be a daunting task. AWS Step Functions is a fully managed service that makes coordinating tasks easier by letting you design and run workflows that are made of steps, each step receiving as input the output of the previous […]

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New – Compute, Database, Messaging, Analytics, and Machine Learning Integration for AWS Step Functions

AWS Step Functions is a fully managed workflow service for application developers. You can think & work at a high level, connecting and coordinating activities in a reliable and repeatable way, while keeping your business logic separate from your workflow logic. After you design and test your workflows (which we call state machines), you can […]

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Amazon Comprehend Launches Asynchronous Batch Operations

My colleague Jeff Barr last wrote about Amazon Comprehend, a service for discovering insights and relationships in text, when it launched at AWS re:Invent in 2017. Today, after iterating on customer feedback, we’re releasing a new asynchronous batch inferencing feature for Comprehend. Asynchronous batch operations work on documents stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) […]

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