Amazon web services launches Amazon Simple Workflow Service
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today introduced Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF), a workflow service for building scalable applications. Using Amazon SWF, developers can structure the various processing steps in an application as “tasks” that drive work in distributed applications. NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) uses Amazon SWF as part of several space and earth science missions including the Mars Exploration Rover. Amazon Simple Workflow Service gives JPL the ability to leverage resources inside and outside of its environment enabling their applications to dynamically scale and run in a distributed manner. NASA JPL has integrated Amazon SWF into their Cloud Oriented Architecture and its reference implementation, Polyphony. “With Amazon SWF, developers can now easily coordinate distributed application components across on-premises and cloud environments using their choice of programming languages,” said Reto Kramer, General Manager, Application Connection Services, AWS.