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Start SWF Workflow Execution Action Added

Today, we are happy to announce that we’ve added our first Simple Workflow Service (SWF) action: Start SWF Workflow Execution.

Amazon Simple Workflow is a service designed to coordinate workflows made up of discrete tasks.

The following is a recording of an SWF session from AWS re:Invent 2013 talking about Amazon Simple Workflow use cases:

The new “Start SWF Workflow Execution” action will start a new execution of a workflow type in your SWF domain. It can be executed on a schedule, manually, or in response to SNS notifications. This will allow you to run your business workflows regularly and automatically.

Some common use cases could be:

  • processing daily orders
  • generating daily or weekly analytics reports
  • processing media files
  • month-end, quarter-end, and year-end data
  • nightly maintenance processes

We can even use Skeddly to trigger Skeddly’s own scheduled workflows. How’s that for recursion?

This new action is available now. Pricing is on our main pricing page at