SQS is my Queue service of choice!
January 23, 2019

SQS is my Queue service of choice!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)

We used Amazon SQS primiarly as a service queue to perform asynchronous methods for Mandrill emails for customers. It was used by the Engineering team on behalf of the Marketing team.
  • Background messaging queue service
  • Easy to setup and get up and running
  • Great user interface to notify you of a message getting stuck
  • Email messages to inform you of why a message got stuck
  • SMS notification for stuck messages
  • Better error handling
  • Positive impact - time allocation towards different features
  • Negative impact - too many resources dedicated towards debugging
  • Positive impact - less manual labor during testing
Amazon SQS stacks up with the best of them as most of their products do. The only issue comparatively that I’ve had with this service, in particular, is the silently failing messages and then allocation of time to dedicate to debugging when the issue of why a message got stuck in a queue was unclear.
If you are trying to handle a large messaging queue to your customer base, specifically with email marketing notifications in mass quantities, this is a great tool. If you’re doing more personality, one-off messaging then this is not the ideal service.