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Amazon Web Services launches notification service

Amazon Web Services rolled out a beta of the Simple Notification Service (SNS), which is designed to set up and deliver notifications like push email and other protocols.

Amazon Web Services rolled out a beta of the Simple Notification Service (SNS), which is designed to set up and deliver notifications like push email and other protocols.

The idea with Amazon SNS is to give developers the ability to publish messages from an application and send them to other systems and people. Messages can be delivered over the customer's protocol of choice. Amazon SNS will push the notifications. According to Amazon, SNS can be used in monitoring applications, workflow systems, information updates and mobile apps.

Amazon won't charge for the first 100,000 SNS requests, for the first 100,000 notifications over HTTP and the first 1,000 email messages. After those thresholds are breached, Amazon charges:

  • 6 cents per 100,000 SNS API requests;
  • 6 cents per 100,000 SNS HTTP requests;
  • $2 per 100,000 SNS email notifications.