Great tool for developing apps which uses event driven architecture
October 01, 2020

Great tool for developing apps which uses event driven architecture

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)

We have used Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) for creating applications which make use of events. With help of SNS it is easy to track events with their timestamp when they originated and how they were used. It is very essential and it makes it easy to use as SNS can help in logging the inbound and outbound events.
  • Improved Logging
  • Easy to use
  • Helps to keep track of events
  • Pricing
  • If permissions are not configured properly it will give access denied
  • Dashboards are difficult to implement
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) has reduced costs
  • Implementing Event driven architecture has been easy
  • Great tool for monitoring
SNS helps in integrating with other AWS components which are used in development such as Lambda, APIGW, S3 and DynamoDb easily. If used with third party software like PagerDuty, it makes the development and integration more complex. It is used mostly for publishing and subscribing events which is better as compared to other third party softwares.
The AWS documentation is well maintained and has lots of information which makes it easier for developers to refer to and develop applications in a fast efficient manner. It is well documented with examples which is easy to understand and implement. You can also get help by posting into forums from like-minded developers.
It is useful for applications developed using event driven architecture. It helps in tracking and logging the events in a very timely and efficient manner. The dashboards are a little difficult to implement. But overall it is very easy to integrate with other AWS services like Lambda, API GW, S3 and DynamoDB. The permissions to access should be resolved before using it.

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Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is well suited for applications built on event driven architecture. It makes it easy to log and track events in real time from the source to the destination. The permissions should be configured properly in order to use SNS else while implementing you can come across Access Denied errors. The dashboards are difficult to maintain to track the utilization.