The Confusion Around AWS Lambda

Today at the re:invent conference, Amazon made some announcements regarding AWS Lambda. These announcements include: Increase in the resource limit for AWS Lambda up to 10 GB RAM and 5 vCPUs Support for container images to encapsulate functions Millisecond billing without any minimum execution time The second announcement has created some confusion in the social media…

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The Pros and Cons of Azure Functions

Azure Functions has been gaining traction among developers, mostly led by .NET developers. Microsoft offers many different application deployment platforms including containers, PaaS, WebApps, Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps and others. With such diverse portfolio, Microsoft is positioning Azure Functions as an enterprise grade Serverless offering. As a follow up to our posts on the…

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Pros & Cons of Google Functions

After the launch, Google Functions didn’t get any attention for sometime before the company started investing in the platform. While it is nowhere comparable to AWS Lambda in terms of the feature set or developer adoption, it has been slowly gaining traction. While Google Functions alone is not very interesting, the spectrum of services offered…

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Does Serverless Offer NoOps Nirvana?

As Serverless Computing gain traction in the industry, the industry conversation has moved towards whether Serverless is the NoOps nirvana we were expecting to happen in the cloud. When Platform as a Service (PaaS) gained traction in circa 2011, there was a talk of PaaS ushering in an era of NoOps, a result of the marketing campaign by…

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The Pros and Cons of AWS Lambda

Ever since Amazon Web Services launched AWS Lambda in 2014 as a Serverless platform, it has been steadily gaining traction among developers. AWS Lambda allowed developers to deploy small chunks of code and scale seamlessly at a very low cost. Developers could do this without having to manage the underlying servers. This productivity advantage offered…

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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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Is Open Source Even Relevant In Serverless

Open source has been intertwined with enterprise software for more than two decades and, with the increased adoption of cloud computing, the role of open-source software has only been increasing. If we look at the hype around containers, it is completely driven by open source. As Serverless gains traction, driven mainly by the higher-level abstractions,…

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Debunking The Serverless Myth

One of the biggest misconceptions about Serverless is that it cannot support stateful applications. We have already pointed out that the new breed of Functions as a Service (FaaS) offerings support stateful applications. In this post, we will go a bit deeper on the topic and break the myth that Serverless is fit only for…

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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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