API304 – Scalable serverless event-driven applications using Amazon SQS & Lambda – re:Invent 2019 – Key Takeaways

The Key

  • SQS as an event source for Lambda, demos & tips

The Takeaways

  • Lambda async invocation vs. SQS
  • SNS vs. SQS as an event source for Lambda
  • A walkthrough of using SQS with Lambda (concurrency control, retries, timeouts, etc.)
  • Some tips

The Non-essentials

  • History of message queues
  • Upcoming queue metrics feature
  • Airbnb one-pager case study