Amazon Simple Notification Service

A fully managed messaging service for both application-to-application (A2A) and application-to-person (A2P) communication

A fully managed messaging service for both application-to-application (A2A) and application-to-person (A2P) communication

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Amazon SNS can be used to push notifications to users, send app alerts or mobile push notifications. In the context of a serverless infrastructure, Amazon SNS and AWS Lambda are integrated so you can invoke Lambda functions with Amazon SNS notifications. 

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Stream Analytics
Run streaming applications continuously, and scales automatically to match the volume and throughput of your incoming data
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Encryption At Rest
Enhances the security of your data by using encryption keys and build security-sensitive applications that meet strict encryption compliance and regulatory requirements
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Application-to-Person Messaging (A2P)
Application-to-Person messaging (A2P) is any kind of message traffic in which a person is receiving messages from an application. A2P messaging includes (but is not limited to) marketing messages, appointment reminders, chat bots or virtual assistants, notifications, and one-time passwords (OTPs) or PIN codes. (source: Twilio)
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Application-to-person notifications
Application-to-person notifications provide user notifications to subscribers such as mobile applications, mobile phone numbers, and email addresses.
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First-In-First-Out (FIFO) Topics
Enforces ordering in which messages are sent and received, and avoids that a message is processed multiple times.
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With Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), there are no upfront fees, no required minimum commitments, and no long-term contracts. You pay only for what you use, based on type of topic used.
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1 million mobile push notifications, 1000 email notifications, 100k HTTP/S notifications, etc.
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PlayOn! Sports; NASA; FC Barcelona; Change Healthcare
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