Automate the coordination, auditing, and scaling of applications across multiple machines
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Amazon Simple Workflow allows you to structure the various processing steps in an application that runs across one or more machines as a set of “tasks.” Amazon SWF manages dependencies between the tasks, schedules the tasks for execution, and runs any logic that needs to be executed in parallel. The service also stores the tasks, reliably dispatches them to application components, tracks their progress, and keeps their latest state.

Amazon SWF's Features
  • Maintaining application state
  • Tracking workflow executions and logging their progress
  • Holding and dispatching tasks
  • Controlling which tasks each of your application hosts will be assigned to execute