AWS offers a number of messaging and queuing services, each one with its own pros and cons. This post describes each service and when to use it.
UPDATE 2/15/2018: This post was originally published in 2015. While it is informative in its own right, a lot has changed in AWS since then. In particular, AWS now offers managed ActiveMQ. Please read a more up-to-date article on the topic: Which AWS messaging and queing service to use? […]