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Windows service alternative in AWS Cloud

Windows service alternative in AWS Cloud

Windows service alternative in AWS Cloud


We were having a requirement of sending report as PDF in an email attachment on scheduled basis. In a previous system before migrating it to AWS Cloud, it was handled using the .Net Windows service with complete logic inside the service only.

Implemented approach

AWS Services utilized

  • AWS Lambda Function – C#.Net
  • Cloud Watch Events – Trigger

How it is implemented

Moved the logic to Web API

Logic to generate the report is moved to Web API route, each report has its own route which give desire result.

AWS Lambda function become as middleware

AWS Lambda function is now responsible for two tasks.

  • Get the report from Web API based on the input parameter from the trigger
  • Send email to the respective subscription list

AWS Lambda function get only one input as report name which must be generate and send it across. Lambda function contains switch statement and respective function for each report to get from Web API and one generic function which sends an email.

Cloud watch events is a trigger point to AWS Lambda function

Finally, Cloud watch events is main stuff which trigger the AWS Lambda function based on the configured schedule. Here we used the Cron expression to schedule a job on specific time.

AWS approach design diagram


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