Send Messages Between Distributed Applications

with Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)


In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up asynchronous messaging with Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS). Amazon SQS is the AWS service that allows application components to communicate in the cloud. You will use the Amazon SQS console to create and configure a message queue, send a message, receive and delete that message, and then delete the queue.

The AWS services you use in this tutorial are within the AWS Free Tier.

 Cost to Complete

Free Tier

 Services Used

Sending Messages on AWS
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AWS Free Tier includes 1,000,000 requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service.

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You have created your first Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) message queue, sent messages to your queue, retrieved and deleted messages, and then deleted the queue. You are now ready to use Amazon SQS queues to store and move data between distributed application components and microservices.