Key concepts, tutorials, and instructions for using features
AMAZON STATES LANGUAGE SPECIFICATION
The language used to define state machines in AWS Step Functions
How to use the Step Functions API, including actions and data types
This course introduces Application Services tools like API Gateway and AWS Step Functions, which developers can use in conjunction with many other essential AWS services to build cloud-based applications.
Designed as a quick introduction for developers, this course explains when to AWS Step Functions and highlights key concepts such as state types, visual workflows, and Amazon State Language.
Learn how to use the AWS SDK to develop scalable cloud applications. This course provides in-depth knowledge about how to interact with AWS using code, including best practices and troubleshooting tips.
AWS Tech Talks
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Build on Serverless: Breaking the Monolith with Step Functions
Traditional monolithic architectures are hard to scale, and can become complex to update and maintain as the code base grows. The good news is that refactoring a monolith safely and easily is possible. Join AWS Solutions Architects Angela Wang and Ronald Widha Sunarno to see how. Angela and Ron will break a monolithic image processing application into multiple functions using AWS Step Functions.
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Media Processing Workflows at High Velocity & Scale using Orchestration & Machine Learning
In this AWS Tech Talk, you’ll hear how AWS customers have improved media supply chains using machine learning in areas such as metadata tagging, translations, transcriptions, and cloud services. You’ll also learn how to use orchestration to optimize velocity and scale of multi-stage media pipelines by examining serverless, event-driven and artificial intelligence M&E use cases.
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Using AWS Batch and AWS Step Functions to Design and Run High Throughput Workflows
AWS Batch enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. Learn how you can reliably orchestrate your batch workflow at scale using AWS Step Functions. This Tech Talk presents an architecture using AWS Batch and AWS Step Functions which fully manages the efficient provisioning of resources and the execution of your workflows.
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Serverless Orchestration of AWS Step Functions
Are you building a serverless application with two or more Lambda functions? In this deep-dive session, learn how to use AWS CloudFormation and the AWS Serverless Application Model to deploy Step Functions state machines, AWS Lambda functions, and IAM roles and policies. We'll also demonstrate how Step Functions orchestrates state transitions and error handling, and how state input/output works.
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Announcing AWS Step Functions
This short video gives you an introduction to AWS Step Functions, a reliable way to orchestrate your distributed applications. Hear how Step Functions automatically triggers and tracks each step, and retries when there are errors, so your application executes in order and as expected. You’ll also learn how Step Functions tracks the state of each step so you can diagnose and debug problems quickly.
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Examples and walkthroughs
In this post, Moataz Anany, Senior Solutions Architect at AWS, presents a serverless solution for ETL orchestration that allows you to control ETL job execution using AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda.
Learn more about using AWS Step Functions for Big Data.
AWS M&E Technical Lead, Usman Shakeel, shares how Fox Network and Turner are automating the entire flow of their media supply chains, leveraging content lakes, and orchestrating complex media workflows.
Explore more ways to use AWS Step Functions for Digital Media.
AWS Solution Architect Shane Baldacchino explains how you can use AWS Greengrass, AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions and Amazon Machine Learning to help predict, model, and identify a performance issue or impending failure before it occurs.
Mayank Thakkar, AWS Senior Solutions Architect, examines some common serverless use cases in the healthcare and life sciences industry and show how AWS Serverless can be used to build powerful, cost-efficient, HIPAA-eligible architectures.
See more examples of using AWS Step Functions for serverless orchestration.
If you have EC2 instances that you don't use very often, patches on those instances may become out of date. Spencer Glazier, Software Development Engineer, shares a solution using AWS Step Functions and AWS Systems Manager Maintenance Windows.
Media Analysis Solution
This reference implementation provides guidance to consider when extracting metadata from media files, and provides a serverless AWS solution that combines Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Transcribe, and Amazon Comprehend.
Video on Demand
This solution illustrates best practices for implementing video-on-demand on AWS. AWS Lambda triggers AWS Step Functions for ingest, processing, and publishing workflows, and AWS Elemental MediaConvert performs transcoding.
Image processing and backend
Use AWS Step Functions to orchestrate a serverless processing workflow that processes photos uploaded to S3, extracts metadata from the image, uses image recognition to tag objects in the photo, and creates a photo thumbnail.
State Machines in the Wild! How Customers use AWS Step Functions
A series of innovative, high-impact, and just plain crazy applications of state machines from all sorts of customers, including guest star Coca-Cola
Coordinate Microservices, Build Serverless Apps & Automate Tasks
Hear how AWS customers like Yelp are using Step Functions to break down monoliths, automate recurring tasks, and reliably build and scale multi-step applications.
Best Practices for Orchestrating AWS Lambda Workloads
See how Step Functions are different from Amazon SWF, how to get started with Step Functions, and how to use them to take your Lambda-based applications to the next level.
Media Intelligence for the Cloud with Amazon AI
Learn how to extract video metadata using Amazon AI services in combination with AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, Amazon ECS, and Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.
Automating Incident Response and Forensics
This session focuses on automating your cloud incident response processes covering external and insider threats, triggers, canaries, containment, and data loss prevention.
EC2/ECS Operations Magic with Step Functions
Michael Fischer, lead site reliability engineer at Segment, shares how they use Step Functions to manage EC2 and ECS to help their customers collect data.
Building Advanced Serverless Applications with AWS Step Functions
Hear how using Step Functions to build serverless apps can help developers create reliable products that scale while reclaiming time and energy.