Posted On: May 28, 2019

Amazon Step Functions now enables access to metadata about workflow executions so that you can easily identify related resources. For example, your workflow can retrieve its execution ID or a timestamp indicating when a task started. This makes it easier to correlate logs for faster debugging and to measure workflow performance data. Your workflows pass metadata to tasks by referencing a context object available with each workflow execution. 

Amazon Step Functions allows you to add resilient workflow automation to your applications. The steps of your workflow can exist anywhere, including in Amazon Lambda functions, on Amazon EC2, or on-premises. Amazon Step Functions is also integrated with Amazon ECS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SNS, and Amazon SQS. You can connect and coordinate all these services in minutes—without writing code.  

To learn more about Step Functions, read the Amazon Step Functions Developer Guide. To learn more about accessing workflow metadata, read about the Amazon Step Functions Context Object