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Discussion on: Prevent AWS from Reading Your Step Functions Data

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Fabrice Delhoste • Edited

Not yet played with AWS Step Functions and quite interesting, thanks!

It is a piece of a bigger validation flow for banking applications.

Does it mean a bigger workflow has been implemented using AWS SF or was it a proof of concept? Would you definitely recommend it for advanced realtime enterprise workflows? Costs?

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Sc0ra Author

Hello Fabrice, sorry for the late answer !

We implemented the whole credit application validation workflow with AWS Step Functions, not just a proof of concept.

However, we encountered some problems with the lack of experience and maturity of the technology:

  • Upgrading to a breaking version of your workflow can really hard to manage when you have multiple workflow working together (the version management of the Lambda Functions is hard to grasp)
  • DX is problematic, as you have to navigate between a lot of files and the smart navigation isn't completely ready (there is some plugins in WIP tho)

Concerning costs, I'm not an expert but I would advise you to check this article with a cost calculator for your business requirements: medium.com/serverless-transformati...