Standard queues provide best-effort ordering which ensures that messages are generally delivered in the same order as they are sent. occasionally (because of the highly-distributed architecture that allows high throughput), more than one copy of a message might be delivered out of order
FIFO queues offer first-in-first-out delivery and exactly-once processing: the order in which messages are sent and received is strictly preserved
Standard queues guarantee that a message is delivered at least once and duplicates can be introduced into the queue
FIFO queues ensure a message is delivered exactly once and remains available until a consumer processes and deletes it; duplicates are not introduced into the queue
Transactions Per Second (TPS)
Standard queues allow nearly-unlimited number of transactions per second
FIFO queues are limited to 300 transactions per second per API action
Standard queues are available in all the regions
FIFO queues are currently available in limited regions including the US West (Oregon), US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), and EU (Ireland)
SQS Buffered Asynchronous Client
FIFO queues aren’t currently compatible with the SQS Buffered Asynchronous Client, where messages are buffered at client side and send as a single request to the SQS queue to reduce cost.
AWS Services Supported
Standard Queues are supported by all AWS services
FIFO Queues are currently not supported by all AWS services like
S3 Event Notifications
SNS Topic Subscriptions
Auto Scaling Lifecycle Hooks
AWS IoT Rule Actions
AWS Lambda Dead Letter Queues
Standard queues can be used in any scenarios, as long as the application can process messages that arrive more than once and out of order
Decouple live user requests from intensive background work: Let users upload media while resizing or encoding it.
Allocate tasks to multiple worker nodes: Process a high number of credit card validation requests.
Batch messages for future processing: Schedule multiple entries to be added to a database.
FIFO queues are designed to enhance messaging between applications when the order of operations and events is critical, or where duplicates can’t be tolerated
Ensure that user-entered commands are executed in the right order.
Display the correct product price by sending price modifications in the right order.
Prevent a student from enrolling in a course before registering for an account.
AWS Certification Exam Practice Questions
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