Message Queues in AWS – What Are The Options?

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For July's meetup we're learning about "Message Queues in AWS" with a presentation by Peter Smith, Principal Researcher at Galvanize.

6:00pm - Arrival, mingling, pizza eating
6:30pm - Presentation Begins
7:20pm - Q&A and Open Group Discussions
8:00pm - Event concludes

This is the story of Galvanize’s message queues. Our SaaS product recently switched from a third-party message queue, to using Amazon’s Simple Queue Service (SQS). However, that’s not where the story ends - there are other options to consider, and we already know our current solution needs to improve.

In this talk, we’ll start with the motivation for using message queues in your architecture, then will examine some typical usage patterns. Next, we’ll discuss the specific “Proof of Concept” evaluation we performed using AmazonMQ, Kinesis, and SQS+FIFO, to figure out the best long-term solution.

AWS Level: Intermediate, with some software architecture experience being helpful

Dr. Peter Smith, Principal Researcher at Galvanize

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Peter Smith is a Principal Researcher at Galvanize, specializing in scalable and distributed systems. His day job is to keep up-to-date with new technology, finding ways to apply it to Galvanize’s software platform. For more information, see: