The Magic Of Autoscaling With Serverless

One of the advantages of Serverless touted by cloud providers is seamless autoscaling. Ever since cloud computing gained traction, autoscaling is seen as the biggest advantage organizations can leverage for unexpected traffic. Autoscaling was seen as a major leap from traditional IT where capacity planning is critical and resource inefficiencies (and hence increased costs) are the norm….

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Serverless Pricing Model: Does It Make Sense?

One of the biggest advantages of Serverless is its pricing model which is more fine-grained than VMs and Containers on the cloud. More importantly, one could see the real advantage of pay per use model in the case of Serverless than VMs and Containers because you are not continuously running these services and they come…

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State of OpenWhisk

OpenWhisk is the first Serverless platform that gained community traction when IBM pushed the platform to Apache Foundation. Licensed under the Apache license, the platform allows developers to deploy event driven applications on any infrastructure. This implies there is an operational overhead in running the platform compared to platforms like AWS Lambda, Catalyst, Google Functions,…

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Mitigating Serverless Challenges

While Serverless offer many advantages for the developers, it also imposes some constraints and challenges. Some of the architectural constraints imposed by the Serverless abstraction limits the type of applications that can be deployed on Serverless platforms. See this post about the difference between Microservices and Serverless Functions to understand where these two different architectures…

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Microservices & Serverless Functions – The difference

Modern developers often confront terms like microservices and serverless functions used in conversations, at times without much of delineation between the two terms. This has lead to some confusion among the developers, leading to picking the wrong technology stack for their needs. In this blog post, we will try to distinguish the difference between these…

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Knative: Is it ready for production?

As Kubernetes and AWS Lambda gained traction among developers, there was a clear need for a serverless abstraction on top of Kubernetes. Knative is an open source project, originally started by Google in collaboration with IBM, Red Hat and VMware, that provides an abstraction for developers to run their code without having to manage the…

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Event Driven Compute Using Zoho Catalyst

Today’s leading applications are so dynamic that sometimes it requires developers to use complex tools and infrastructural changes to adapt and facilitate them. Cases like running OCR on images, running filters and resizing images or even sentiment analysis on texts are very common use cases that require one part of the system to react to…

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Triggering Serverless Functions with Event Sources

Serverless Functions are well suited for Event driven applications and the event sources trigger the invocation of the functions. Events are treated as first class citizens and Functions as a Service (FaaS) providers like AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Catalyst and Google Functions provide support for various services to act as the event source that triggers…

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Serverless Suitable For Machine Learning and AI Workloads?

Machine learning (ML) is getting very popular across organizations of all sizes and shapes, driven by the desire to gain insights from the data they collect from their customers and across the organization. Whether you are a large organization collecting data using sensors and other IoT devices or a small business storing customer and employee…

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Top Considerations For Serverless Developers

As more and more developers embrace Serverless technologies, there are confusions about picking the right platform for their needs. Every since AWS Lambda became a success among developers, there are many other services that are made available in the market including Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, Zoho Catalyst, Nimbella Platform, etc.. Each service offers different…

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