Case Study On AWS SQS Service

Amazon SQS is a managed message queue service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). SQS stands for Simple Queue Service, SQS was the first service available in AWS. Amazon SQS is a web service that gives you access to queue that can be use to store messages. It provides an HTTP API over which applications can submit items into and read items out of a queue. The queue itself is fully managed by AWS, which makes SQS an easy solution for passing messages between different parts of software systems that run in the cloud.

Benefits of Amazon SQS

Security: You control who can send messages to and receive messages from an Amazon SQS queue.

features of SQS:

SQS is a cloud service and can be used by any type of software, application, or other service. SQS works at its own independent service in the cloud. A software connects with SQS using a connection by passing the credentials and queue names. SQL also allows applications to create and delete custom queues.

  • Multiple components can work on a single queue: SQS uses a lock mechanism, if one component is using a message, it is made hidden to other components. Upon successful processing, message is deleted from the queue. If the message processing fails, it stays in the queue and is made visible to all the components. This feature is called Visibility Timeout.
  • There are two types of queues: Standard and FIFO. In standard queue the messages are picked up randomly. It might not be in the order it entered the queue while FIFO queue uses first-in-first-out, it ensures the order.
  • Billing is done based on the number of requests to the queue. SQS is a good service to be used for applications to increase efficiency, reliability and performance.

Some Use Cases of SQS

  • In a microservice architecture, messages represent one of the easiest ways to set up communication between different parts of the system. If your microservices run in AWS, and especially if those are Serverless services, SQS is a great choice for that aspect of the communication.
  • You don’t have to be running a microservices-oriented application to take advantage of SQS. You can also use it in any kind of application that needs to communicate tasks to other systems.
  • You can frequently find messaging systems in the flows of distributed large workloads like map-reduce operations. For these kinds of operations, it’s essential to be able to maintain a queue of all the tasks that need to be processed, efficiently distribute the tasks between the machines or functions doing the work, and guarantee that every part of the work is only done once.

Case Study

Companies Using SQS :- Lots of companies uses Amazon SQS including Pinterest, Amazon, BMW, NASA, EMS Driving Fuel IQ, Capital One and many more.


2. redBus

3. BMW

4. Capital One

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