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AWS Lambda

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Score 8.8 out of 101

AWS Lambda

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Web Services

It is well suited for quickly provisioning a web and application hosting platform that you are able to have greater control over managing additional resources.It is well suited for databases.It is well suited for storage.It is well suited for experimental applications.It is not as well suited authentication and user management.
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AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda and Lambda functions, in general, are an amazing tool to run segments of code that don't need to be run actively. This allows us to save lots of money running code and only paying for it when it is actually run. Every company undoubtedly has code that can be run in this way for cost-saving. For companies that focus on computation, optimization, and other services, Lambda may not be the best, since it is unlikely that this code is executed quickly in "bursts".
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Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Web Services
8.3
AWS Lambda
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Web Services
8.9
AWS Lambda
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Web Services
9.1
AWS Lambda
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Web Services
8.7
AWS Lambda
Pre-configured templates
Amazon Web Services
7.6
AWS Lambda
Monitoring tools
Amazon Web Services
7.5
AWS Lambda
Pre-defined machine images
Amazon Web Services
7.9
AWS Lambda
Operating system support
Amazon Web Services
7.9
AWS Lambda
Security controls
Amazon Web Services
8.4
AWS Lambda

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.5
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
7.8
Scalability
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
9.5
Platform management overhead
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.0
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.3
Platform access control
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.7
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
9.3
Development environment creation
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.2
Development environment replication
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.1
Issue recovery
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
7.9
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Web Services
AWS Lambda
8.9

Pros

  • Launching a VIrtual Machine quickly, especially from AMI images from verified providers.
  • Launching RDS instances, configuring and managing parameters
  • Managing monthly costs and budget
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  • parsing data
  • log processing and forwarding
  • monitoring the contents of an S3 bucket and performing an action when the contents changes
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Cons

  • It's such a well conceived service, I can't think of anything that's missing in functionality for our HC company. What we ask of AWS is to be so reliable, so customer-focused and so fast that we can just do what we do best, and forget about their job in our success.
  • Healthcare: Since this is our core market, we're very interested in watching this vertical evolve and Amazon's vision for it. We'd value more insights and collaboration with Bezos on what our vision is too.
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  • Language support is OK, but could be improved. In particular it would be nice to see native support for PHP, given its prevalence, and possibly Ruby.
  • It would be great if there was a way of doing scheduling with a better granularity than 1 minute. For example, if you want to poll something every 15 seconds, it is not straight forward to do this using Lambda and the associated triggers as things stand.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Web Services9.4
Based on 10 answers
This is the only hosting solution I am using and I am not gonna look for any other because I am used to it and it meets my requirements: easy to use without compromising on control I have over my infrastructure. Also, I do live variety of AWS services.
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Usability

Amazon Web Services9.0
Based on 3 answers
The management console is the weak part of the service in my experience. It is adequate but slow.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Web Services9.0
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Availability is very good, with the exception of occasional spectacular outages.
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Performance

AWS does not provide the raw performance that you can get by building your own custom infrastructure. However, it is often the case that the benefits of specialized, high-performance hardware do not necessarily outweigh the significant extra cost and risk. Performance as perceived by the user is very different from raw throughput.
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Support

Amazon Web Services3.0
Based on 3 answers
unless you paid the premium, no support at all
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Implementation

Amazon Web Services10.0
Based on 3 answers
The API's were very well documented and was Janova's main point of entry into the services.
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Alternatives Considered

AWS is usually the most affordable between GC, AWS, and Azure. If I was using a Windows machines only environment, I would go with Azure and for any other setup I would go with Amazon Web Services. For the record, AWS has been around longer than the others too
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Microsoft's Azure functions and Lambda occupy the same functionality conceptually. Both offer serverless functions, and can perform similar operations. Azure functions are better suited for Azure based infrastructure and Lambda is better suited for an AWS based setup. Lambda includes quite a bit of functionality to seamlessly operate with AWS, whereas Azure Functions offer more seamless operability with Azure.
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Return on Investment

  • Excellent value for money.
  • Wonderful education experience.
  • Intelligent customer feedback tools.
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  • We've been able to replace some existing long-running services with Lambda-based services and turn the old ones off. Due to the fact that we now only pay for usage rather than having to keep services running 24/7 and scaling them ourselves, we've dramatically reduced costs (around 90%) as well as complexity and maintenance overheads.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Web Services

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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AWS Lambda

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details