Welcome to the Amazon Simple Queue Service Getting Started Guide. Amazon Simple Queue Service is a messaging queue service: it's a service that handles message or work flows between other components in a system.
Amazon SQS supports the processing, storage, and transmission of credit card data by a merchant or service provider, and has been validated as being compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). For more information about PCI DSS, including how to request a copy of the AWS PCI Compliance Package, see PCI DSS Level 1.
The following video walks you through the example presented in this guide.
Amazon SQS Resources
You may find the following related resources useful as you work with this service.
- Amazon Simple Queue Service Developer Guide
The developer guide provides a detailed discussion of the service. It includes an architectural overview and a programming reference.
- Amazon Simple Queue Service API Reference
The API reference gives the WSDL location; complete descriptions of the API actions, parameters, and data types; and a list of errors that the service returns
- Use Amazon SQS Queues to Determine When to Auto Scale
You can use Amazon SQS queues to help determine the load on an application, and when combined with Auto Scaling, you can scale the number of Amazon EC2 instances out or in depending upon the volume of traffic.
- Amazon SQS Release Notes
The release notes give a high-level overview of the current release. They specifically note any new features, corrections, and known issues.
- Product information for Amazon SQS
The primary web page for information about Amazon SQS.
- Amazon SQS Discussion Forums
A community-based forum for developers to discuss technical questions related to Amazon SQS.
- AWS Premium Support Center
The primary web page for information about AWS Premium Support, a one-on-one, fast-response support channel to help you build and run applications on AWS infrastructure services.