AWS Step Functions


What is AWS Step Functions and how does it function? AWS Step Functions is a visual workflow solution that allows developers to use AWS services, create distributed applications, automate business and IT processes, and build data and machine learning pipelines. Workflows handle errors, parallelization, retries, observability, and service integrations, enabling developers to focus on higher-value business logic. With AWS Step Functions, developers can create low-code and event-driven workflows that connect systems or services, and utilize over 200 AWS resources such as SQS, DynamoDB, SageMaker, Lambda, and EventBridge. AWS Step Functions manages the state, checkpoints, and restarts for users, ensuring proper sequence of their processes. Additionally, there are two workflow types available – Standard or Express. Standard workflows are used for managing long-running workloads, while Express Workflows are designed to handle high-volume event processing requirements. By defining workflows as state machines, users can transform complex code into easily understandable statements and diagrams using AWS Step Functions.

AWS Step Functions Pricing Model

Freemium , Subscription

AWS Step Functions Screenshots


Workflow Management, Access Control, Version Control

Technical Details

  • SupportOnline
  • Customer TypeLarge Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
  • API
  • Location / Phone NumberSeattle
  • Washington
  • DeploymentSaaS/Web/Cloud
  • Official Website
  • CategoryLow Code Development Platforms (LCDP) Software


David Bond

David Bond

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David is a well-known advocate for the implementation of cloud-based solutions and automation tools for small businesses. He strongly believes that this technology solutions for small businesses and startups are the thing that provide true edge on the market. He writes primarily about project management and sales software.