Promisify the AWS SDK


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683May 31, 2017Jan 19, 2016Minified + gzip package size for aws-sdk-then in KB



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Monkey patches the AWS SDK so that it returns promises. Similar to aws-sdk-promise with some philosophical differences:

  • Uses native-or-bluebird.
  • Does not return the SDK, so AWS SDK will not be a peer dependency.
  • Only supports node v4+
  • You don't have to do .promise() to return the promise
  • Tests

Do not use this in modules, only your apps!


const AWS = require('aws-sdk')

// patch the AWS instance

// create a new S3 instance
const S3 = new AWS.S3()

// use it
  Bucket: 'whatever',
  Key: 'whatever'
}).then(result => {


If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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