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Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a flexible, fully managed pub/sub messaging and mobile notifications service for coordinating the delivery of messages to subscribing endpoints and clients. With SNS you can fan-out messages to a large number of subscribers, including distributed systems and services, and mobile devices. It is easy to set up, operate, and reliably send notifications to all your endpoints – at any scale. You can get started using SNS in a matter of minutes using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface, or using the AWS SDK with just three simple APIs. SNS eliminates the complexity and overhead associated with managing and operating dedicated messaging software and infrastructure.

Amazon SNS is a fully managed pub/sub messaging service that makes it easy to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. With SNS, you can use topics to decouple message publishers from subscribers, fan-out messages to multiple recipients at once, and eliminate polling in your applications. SNS supports a variety of subscription types, allowing you to push messages directly to Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, AWS Lambda functions, and HTTP endpoints. AWS services, such as Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudWatch, can publish messages to your SNS topics to trigger event-driven computing and workflows. SNS works with SQS to provide a powerful messaging solution for building cloud applications that are fault tolerant and easy to scale.


Amazon SNS Mobile Notifications makes it simple and cost effective to send push notifications to iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows and Baidu-based devices. You can also use SNS to send push notifications to MacOS desktops and Voice over IP (VoIP) apps on iOS devices, emails, and SMS messages to 200+ countries. With SNS, it's easy to send updates, promos, or news to individual users, a subset of users, or all of your users, using a single message.  


The NASA Image and Video Library provides easy access to more than 140,000 still images, audio recordings, and videos—documenting NASA’s more than half a century of achievements in exploring the vast unknown. The architecture includes Amazon Simple Queue Service to decouple incoming jobs from pipeline processes and Amazon Simple Notification Service to trigger the processing pipeline when new content is updated.

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PlayOn! Sports is one of the nation’s leading high school sports media companies. They operate a comprehensive technology platform, enabling high-quality, low-cost productions of live sports events. Their servereless video processing pipeline illustrates the fanout messaging pattern and options for its inclusion in a serverless architectures using Lambda application code and SNS.

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