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Category: Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

AWS Lambda Adds Amazon Simple Queue Service to Supported Event Sources

We can now use to trigger functions! This is a stellar update with some key functionality that I’ve personally been looking forward to for more than 4 years. I know our customers are excited to take it for a spin so feel free to skip to the walk through section below if you don’t want […]

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Introducing Cost Allocation Tags for Amazon SQS

You have long had the ability to tag your AWS resources and to see cost breakouts on a per-tag basis. Cost allocation was launched in 2012 (see AWS Cost Allocation for Customer Bills) and we have steadily added support for additional services, most recently DynamoDB (Introducing Cost Allocation Tags for Amazon DynamoDB), Lambda (AWS Lambda […]

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Roundup of AWS HIPAA Eligible Service Announcements

At we have had a number of HIPAA eligible service announcements. Patrick Combes, the Healthcare and Life Sciences Global Technical Leader at AWS, and Aaron Friedman, a Healthcare and Life Sciences Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, have written this post to tell you all about it. -Ana We are pleased to announce that the following […]

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New – Server-Side Encryption for Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

As one of the most venerable members of the AWS family of services, is an essential part of many applications. Presentations such as Amazon SQS for Better Architecture and Massive Message Processing with Amazon SQS and Amazon DynamoDB explain how SQS can be used to build applications that are resilient and highly scalable. Today we […]

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New for Amazon Simple Queue Service – FIFO Queues with Exactly-Once Processing & Deduplication

As the very first member of the family of services, has certainly withstood the test of time!  Back in 2004, we described it as a “reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.” Over the years, we have added many features including a dead letter queue, 256 KB payloads, SNS integration, […]

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New SQS Client Library for Java Messaging Service (JMS)

The Java Message Service (JMS) allows a pair of cooperating Java applications to create, send, receive, and read messages. The loosely coupled nature of JMS allows one part of the application to operate asynchronously with respect to the other. Until now, you needed to stand up, maintain, and scale a multi-instance (for high availability) JMS […]

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Message Attributes for the Amazon Simple Queue Service

Way back in November of 2004 I wrote that “The Simple Queue Service offers a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.” In the intervening years, we have enhanced SQS with additional features, while keeping in mind that “Simple” is part of the product’s name and appeal. Some of the […]

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AWS CloudFormation Adds Support for Redshift and More

My colleague Chetan Dandekar has a lot of good news for AWS CloudFormation users! — Jeff; AWS CloudFormation now supports Amazon Redshift. We have recently enhanced our support for other AWS resources as well. What is CloudFormation?AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning and management of a wide range of AWS resources, from EC2 and VPC to DynamoDB. […]

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Background Task Handling for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

My colleague Abhishek Singh sent along a guest post to introduce a really important new feature for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. — Jeff; You can now launch Worker Tier environments in Elastic Beanstalk. These environments are optimized to process application background tasks at any scale. Worker tiers complement the existing web tiers and are ideal for time […]

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