API305-R1 – Building serverless machine-learning workflows – Key Takeaways

NOTE: The name for this session is HIGHLY MISLEADING. It has very little, if any, to do with machine learning. The only machine learning slide is the last one, with only the AWS SaaS ML service icons, and that’s it. Although I found the orchestration patterns quite insightful, but sadly they are only very briefly described. This barely makes a 200-level session.

The Key

  • General introduction to Step Functions

The Takeaways

  • Monolith vs. Step Functions
  • Orchestration patterns
    • Stages and steps
    • Async invocation
    • Child process
    • Data sharing
      • Use S3 with labeling
  • High level example of how Step Functions can help the above