Ensure fault tolerance and exactly once processing

Points and scoreboard only apply when this lab is run during an AWS Event.

Are you ready to start Lab 2?

Before proceeding to Lab 2 let’s verify that Lab 1 was successfully completed. There are two phases to complete before continuing:

  • First, you started to accumulate points on the scoreboard. If you have non-zero points then this phase is complete. Open the scoreboard and find your team. If you forgot to name your team in Event Engine, set your team name now and wait for the scoreboard to update.
  • Second, you need accumulate 300 points to continue. The workshop will automatically switch to Lab 2 when you reach this milestone, and this phase is complete.
  • Once 300 points are accumulated, new failure modes will be introduced and all three Lambda functions (StateLambda, MapLambda, and ReduceLambda) will start failing randomly. This is a pre-programmed evolution of the workshop. In the Lambda console, click on any of the three Lambda functions, navigate to the Monitor tab and then to the Metrics sub-tab. You should expect to see a non-zero error rate on some of the graphs!

If the dashboard has 300 points, then congratulations: you can start Lab 2!


Let’s utilize different features of DynamoDB to ensure data integrity and fault tolerance

In Lab 2 we will achieve exactly once processing of the messages. To make sure that our pipeline can withstand different failure modes and achieve exactly once message processing.


Continue on to: Step 1