Executions in Step Functions - Amazon Step Functions
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Executions in Step Functions

A state machine execution occurs when an Amazon Step Functions state machine runs and performs its tasks. Each Step Functions state machine can have multiple simultaneous executions, which you can initiate from the Step Functions console, or by using the Amazon SDKs, the Step Functions API actions, or the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI). An execution receives JSON input and produces JSON output. You can start a Step Functions execution in the following ways:

For more information about the different ways of working with Step Functions, see Development Options.