Trigger a State Machine execution in response to a S3 event

Recently, we presented some conclusions we found interesting and relevant about Step Functions and one plus for us is its integration with other AWS services, especially AWS CloudWatch and Lambda. On the other hand, at this moment Step Functions doesn’t offer support to trigger an execution in response to an event occurred in AWS, like […]

Some conclusions about AWS Step Functions

Recently we set up an internal tool aimed to run several types of workflows to produce reports for upper management. We already use AWS Simple Workflow Service in a similar service, but knowing the overhead it brings in terms of dependency management, testing and initialization, we decided to investigate an alternative offered by AWS: Step […]

Distributed locking with AWS SWF

  Maybe one of the first question asked by everyone has a system running on more than one computer is how to make sure that a task is processed by one and only one server from that fleet. In fact, this is a classic problem in the distributed systems ecosystem, and its answer has 2 […]

Run workflows using AWS Step Functions

The previous post about integrating SWF in a Spring Boot application received a lot of feedback that convinced us this topic is interesting for our readers. But from all the replies, there was one that anticipated the subject of a future post we are going to debate today: why not using AWS Step Functions to […]