What is SWF?

Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF) is a webservices that makes it easy to coordinate work across distributed application components. SWF enables applications for a range of use cases, including media processing, web application backends, business process workflows and analytics pipelines, to be designed as a coordination of tasks.


Tasks represent invocations of various processing steps in an application which can be performed by executable code, web services calls, human actions, and scripts

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