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What is Amazon SNS?


Amazon SNS (Simple Notification Service) is a notification service.


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What is Amazon SNS?

Amazon SNS is an affordable cloud service for mass delivery of messages.

It is a fully managed publish-subscribe messaging and mobile communication service. It can be event-driven, with automated services responding to triggers.

Distributed systems and microservices can be decoupled with messaging between them through Amazon SNS.

Application-to-person messaging to users is possible with SMS, mobile push, and email.


Message endpoints

Amazon SNS can publish messages to many different endpoints:

  • HTTP and HTTPS
  • Email and Email-JSON
  • Amazon SQS
  • Application
  • Amazon Lambda
  • SMS (depending on region)

Amazon SNS Pricing

Amazon SNS is priced by usage and varies by delivery mechanism.