A not entirely fair comparison between alpha-release Google Cloud Functions and mature AWS Lambda: My insights into the game-changing future of serverless clouds. Serverless computing lands on Google Cloud: Welcome to Google Cloud Functions Update: The open beta of Google Cloud Functions was launched in March 2017. The comparison table has been updated accordingly. The alpha..
Sometimes, we need to execute scheduled tasks with a time/event based approach and we need to have enough capacity to complete these tasks quickly, without affecting other running services and in a way that is also cost effective. For developers, one of the biggest benefits of cloud computing is the ability to run their own code,..
Maybe you’ve heard all the buzz about serverless technology? It offers the promise of never again spending time on webserver configuration, meddling with permissions, just the pure joy of developing your web app and leaving all the heavy lifting to your cloud vendor. Pretty cool, eh? However, you’re not ready to forsake the blissful ergonomy..
At present, most backends/APIs are dominated by a REST architecture, which allows us to create and access data in a structured manner. This approach has solved a lot of the issues that we previously faced regarding routes, resources, naming conventions, accessibility, etc. But this is 2017, and data is not requested from a single client or..
Our second quarter got off to a spectacular start, down under, at AWS Summit Sydney. We had the great pleasure of starting off our visit by hosting the AWS Partner Summit Sydney, where we were able to engage with other sponsors, like ScienceLogic, TrendMicro, NetApp, CHEF, and Splunk, as well as AWS Partner Network members…
One of the most applauded announcements at re:Invent 2016 was AWS Step Functions. Step Functions is basically an orchestration service for AWS Lambda and activity-based tasks. Thanks to SFN, you can control multiple executions of your processes using Lambda Functions and activity workers. What is AWS Step Functions? AWS Step Functions is the last application service..
AWS Lambda is one of the best solutions for managing a data collection pipeline and for implementing a serverless architecture. In this post, we’ll discover how to build a serverless data pipeline in three simple steps using AWS Lambda Functions, Kinesis Streams, Amazon Simple Queue Services (SQS), and Amazon API Gateway! How to build a serverless..
Last week, I hosted a Cloud Academy webinar about open-source FaaS and FaaS on Kubernetes. If you missed the live event, you can watch it here. In this post, I’d like to briefly recap some of the main topics covered, including a high-level introduction to FaaS and an overview of the main open-source projects. Also, I will be..
Microsoft Azure Functions vs. Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: fight for serverless cloud domination continues
In this post, we’ll take a close look at Azure Functions, and we’ll extend it to the analysis that my colleague Alex started earlier in a previous post on Google Cloud Functions vs AWS Lambda. Rather than declaring a “winner,” we will highlight some of the key points of interest in serverless custom code execution..
Among the AWS Lambda announcements at the 2016 re:Invent, Werner Vogels introduced Lambda@Edge (in preview) for running Lambda functions at CloudFront locations. It’s part of the larger movement focused on letting you execute your code wherever you want in your AWS architecture. I signed up for the preview, and today, I’d like to share my personal experiment with..