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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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[AWS Lambda] is very well suited for the projects that doesn't have any infra but needs it where short running processes are required. But if your application need to run continuously than this might not be the very apt tool for you.
Ojas Elawadhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

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8.5
Ease of building user interfaces
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7.9
Scalability
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9.2
Platform management overhead
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8.4
Workflow engine capability
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8.2
Platform access control
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8.4
Services-enabled integration
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9.3
Development environment creation
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8.3
Development environment replication
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AWS Lambda
8.1
Issue monitoring and notification
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8.2
Issue recovery
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8.3
Upgrades and platform fixes
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AWS Lambda
8.8

Pros

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  • Lambda provides multiple methods for triggering functions, this includes AWS resources and services and external triggers like APIs and CLI calls.
  • The compute provided my Lambda is largely hands off for operations teams. Once the function is deployed, the management overhead is minimal since there are no servers to maintain.
  • Lambda's pricing can be very cost effective given that users are only charged for the time the function runs and associated costs like network or storage if those are used. A function that executes quickly and is not called often can cost next to nothing.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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  • Putting a significant portion of your codebase into AWS Lambda and taking advantage of the high level of integration with other AWS services comes with the risk of vendor lock-in.
  • While the AWS Lambda environment is "not your problem," it's also not at your disposal to extend or modify, nor does it preserve state between function executions.
  • AWS Lambda functions are subject to strict time limitations, and will be aborted if they exceed five minutes of execution time. This can be a problem for some longer-running tasks that are otherwise well-suited to serverless delivery.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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AWS Lambda 8.9
Based on 15 answers
I give it a seven is usability because it's AWS. Their UI's are always clunkier than the competition and their documentation is rather cumbersome. There's SO MUCH to dig through and it's a gamble if you actually end up finding the corresponding info if it will actually help. Like I said before, going to google with a specific problem is likely a better route because AWS is quite ubiquitous and chances are you're not the first to encounter the problem. That being said, using SAM (Serverless application model) and it's SAM Local environment makes running local instances of your Lambdas in dev environments painless and quite fun. Using Nodejs + Lambda + SAM Local + VS Code debugger = AWESOME.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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AWS Lambda 8.4
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I have not needed support for AWS Lambda, since it is already using Python, which has resources all over the internet. AWS blog posts have information about how to install some libraries, which is necessary for some more complex operations, but this is available online and didn't require specific customer support for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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Azure Functions is another product that provides lambda functionality, but the documentation for some of Azure's products is quite hard to read. Additionally, AWS Lambda was one of the first cloud computing products on a large cloud service that implemented lambda functions, so they have had the most time to develop the product, increase the quality of service, and extend functionality to more languages. Amazon, by far, has the best service for Lambda that I know.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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  • I was able to perform a lot of processing on data delivered from my website and little or no cost. This was a big plus to me.
  • Programming AWS Lambda is quite easy once you understand the time limits to the functions.
  • AWS Lambda has really good integration with the AWS S3 storage system. This a very good method of delivering data to be processed and a good place to pick it up after processing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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General

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

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General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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Entry-level set up fee?
No

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Edition
128 MB$0.00000000211
1024 MB$0.00000001671
10240 MB$0.00000016671
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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AWS Lambda
8.8

Usability

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8.9

Support Rating

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8.4

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