aws-sqs-lambda - AWS Solutions Constructs


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Language Package

This AWS Solutions Construct implements an Amazon SQS queue connected to an AWS Lambda function.

Here is a minimal deployable pattern definition in TypeScript:

const { SqsToLambda } = require('@aws-solutions-constructs/aws-sqs-lambda'); new SqsToLambda(stack, 'SqsToLambdaPattern', { lambdaFunctionProps: { runtime: lambda.Runtime.NODEJS_10_X, handler: 'index.handler', code: lambda.Code.fromAsset(`${__dirname}/lambda`) } });


new SqsToLambda(scope: Construct, id: string, props: SqsToLambdaProps);


Pattern Construct Props

Name Type Description
existingLambdaObj? lambda.Function An optional, existing Lambda function to be used instead of the default function. If an existing function is provided, the lambdaFunctionProps property will be ignored.
lambdaFunctionProps? lambda.FunctionProps Optional user-provided properties to override the default properties for the Lambda function. Ignored if an existingLambdaObj is provided.
existingQueueObj? sqs.Queue An optional, existing SQS queue to be used instead of the default queue. If an existing queue is provided, the queueProps property will be ignored.
queueProps? sqs.QueueProps Optional user-provided properties to override the default properties for the SQS queue. Ignored if an existingQueueObj is provided.
deployDeadLetterQueue? boolean Whether to create a secondary queue to be used as a dead letter queue. Defaults to true.
deadLetterQueueProps? sqs.QueueProps Optional user-provided props to override the default props for the dead letter queue. Only used if the deployDeadLetterQueue property is set to true.
maxReceiveCount? number The number of times a message can be unsuccessfully dequeued before being moved to the dead letter queue. Defaults to 15.

Pattern Properties

Name Type Description
deadLetterQueue? sqs.Queue Returns an instance of the dead letter queue created by the pattern, if one is deployed.
lambdaFunction lambda.Function Returns an instance of the Lambda function created by the pattern.
sqsQueue sqs.Queue Returns an instance of the SQS queue created by the pattern.

Default settings

Out-of-the-box implementation of this pattern without any overrides will set the following defaults:

Amazon SQS Queue

  • Deploy SQS dead-letter queue for the source SQS Queue.

  • Enable server-side encryption for source SQS Queue using AWS Managed KMS Key.

  • Enforce encryption of data in transit.

AWS Lambda Function

  • Configure limited privilege access IAM role for Lambda function.

  • Enable reusing connections with Keep-Alive for NodeJs Lambda function.

  • Enable X-Ray tracing.

  • Set environment variables:

    • AWS_NODEJS_CONNECTION_REUSE_ENABLED (for Node 10.x and higher functions)



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