Posted On: Sep 10, 2019

To easily identify the purpose of Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) queues and track costs associated with them, you can categorize queues using metadata tags. For example, you can use tags to identify all Amazon SQS queues used by a particular department, project, or application.  

Tag-on-create is now available for Amazon SQS. You can use a single Amazon SQS API call, AWS SDK function, or AWS CLI command to simultaneously create a queue and specify its tags. You can avoid running custom tagging scripts after creating queues by tagging queues when they are created. 

Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. Amazon SQS eliminates the complexity and overhead associated with managing and operating message-oriented middleware, and empowers developers to focus on differentiating work. 

Tag-on-create is now available in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.  

For more information on using tagging with Amazon SQS, see Amazon SQS Cost Allocation Tags in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide and the Tag request parameter of the CreateQueue API action in the Amazon SQS API Reference.