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by The Captain

August 1, 2023

AWS EventBridge Tutorial: Building Event-Driven Architectures

In this tutorial, we will explore AWS EventBridge, a fully managed event bus service that simplifies the integration and management of events across AWS services, SaaS applications, and your own custom applications. EventBridge enables you to build scalable and loosely coupled architectures by allowing decoupled communication between different components of your application.

What is AWS EventBridge?

AWS EventBridge serves as a central hub for all the events generated within your AWS infrastructure or external sources. It provides a unified event management experience by allowing you to collect, filter, and transform events before routing them to one or more target resources for processing.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Event-driven architecture: AWS EventBridge follows the event-driven architecture pattern, enabling individual services to publish events and other services to consume those events, promoting loose coupling and scalability.
  • Simplified event management: With EventBridge, you can easily define rules to filter events based on specific criteria and route them to appropriate targets, reducing the complexity of event processing.
  • Flexibility: EventBridge allows you to connect events from a variety of sources, including AWS services, custom applications, and SaaS providers, making it easier to build event-driven workflows across different environments.
  • Integration with AWS services: EventBridge integrates seamlessly with various AWS services like Lambda, Step Functions, SNS, and more, enabling you to create powerful serverless orchestration and automation workflows.

Use Cases

AWS EventBridge can be leveraged for a wide range of use cases, including:

  • Application integration: Connect and integrate data and events from multiple applications in a decoupled and scalable manner.
  • Workflow automation: Build serverless workflows by orchestrating events across multiple AWS services and custom applications.
  • Operational monitoring and alerting: Capture and react to events related to the health and performance of your infrastructure, triggering actions or generating alerts.
  • Log and data processing: Streamline the processing of logs and data by capturing events from various sources and routing them to analytics and storage services like Amazon S3 and AWS Glue.

Getting Started with AWS EventBridge

To start using AWS EventBridge, you need to:

  1. Create an EventBridge event bus.
  2. Configure event sources and targets.
  3. Define rules to filter and route events.
  4. Implement event-driven applications that react to the events received via EventBridge.

By leveraging EventBridge's rich set of features, you can build resilient, scalable, and event-driven architectures to power your applications and workflows.

One word: Event-driven