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Amazon SWF

Automate the coordination, auditing, and scaling of applications across multiple machines
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What is Amazon SWF?

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 is a tool in the Cloud Task Management category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon SWF?

Companies
13 companies reportedly use Amazon SWF in their tech stacks, including Lookout, Better, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Developers
7 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon SWF.

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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

Amazon SWF Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon SWF?
Celery
Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
Airflow
Use Airflow to author workflows as directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) of tasks. The Airflow scheduler executes your tasks on an array of workers while following the specified dependencies. Rich command lines utilities makes performing complex surgeries on DAGs a snap. The rich user interface makes it easy to visualize pipelines running in production, monitor progress and troubleshoot issues when needed.
Amazon SQS
Transmit any volume of data, at any level of throughput, without losing messages or requiring other services to be always available. With SQS, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available messaging cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
AWS Step Functions
AWS Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. Building applications from individual components that each perform a discrete function lets you scale and change applications quickly.
Google Keep
It is a note-taking service developed by Google. It is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio.
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