Amazon SQS announces support for JSON protocol
Today, [Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)](https://aws.amazon.com/sqs/) announces support for JSON protocol, enabling lower latency and improved performance for SQS customers. Based on AWS performance tests for a 5KB message payload, JSON protocol for Amazon Simple Queue Service reduces end-to-end message processing latency by up to 23% and reduces application client side CPU and memory usage. Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. To enable better performance in information exchange and interoperability of applications, customers are increasingly switching to JSON protocol from the traditional AWS Query protocol. JSON protocol provides lower latency and support for faster application to application communication. Now, Amazon SQS customers can take advantage of lower latency when using the [latest version of AWS SDK](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSSimpleQueueService/latest/SQSDeveloperGuide/sqs-json-faqs.html). The latest SDK version achieves these latency gains by upgrading the default communication protocols used by clients to JSON wire protocol when they make SQS API requests. Getting started with the latest AWS SDK version to achieve faster messaging for Amazon SQS is easy. Customers can simply upgrade their AWS SDK to the latest version to use JSON protocol. New customers will use the JSON as the default protocol with the latest AWS SDK. JSON protocol support for SQS is available in all [AWS Regions where Amazon SQS is available](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/sqs-service.html). For more information on getting started with the latest AWS SDK version to use JSON in SQS, see [AWS documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSSimpleQueueService/latest/SQSDeveloperGuide/sqs-working-with-apis.html). Learn more about AWS SDK, [here](https://aws.amazon.com/developer/tools/).