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 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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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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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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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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Two Paths To IoT With Serverless

As Internet of Things (IoT) gains traction among businesses of all sizes, developers are forced to figure out out how to build apps that take advantage of data. The usual approach of deploying the apps on virtual machines or containers may be suboptimal as the IoT devices may not generate data at all times justifying…

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Stateful Apps With Serverless

Using Serverless Functions for stateless applications is straightforward. Not all Functions as a Service (FaaS) providers offer out of the box support for stateful applications. Using FaaS without understanding the requirements for deploying stateful applications may end up being expensive and operationally prohibitive. Even though early use cases for Functions as a Service like AWS…

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Does Serverless Need DevOps?

As Serverless offerings like Functions as a Service gain traction among developers, they are faced with questions about the role of DevOps in Serverless environments. With so much hype surrounding these technologies and DevOps, there is very little clarity on the relationship between Serverless and DevOps. We can talk about DevOps and Serverless in couple…

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