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AWS Lambda is a great way to deploy smaller-scale data synchronization jobs and other "housekeeping" routines that don't require preservation of state. We use it to build API gateway tools used by our larger applications (many of which are hosted on AWS EC2 instances) and it's a perfect fit.If you have complicated workflows that run a long time, or require state to be saved between function calls, AWS Lambda is probably not the right choice for a serverless solution.
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- Reliability - Lambdas just work. They do their job and quite well. I've never had any hiccups with them as a unit of hardware.
- Scalability - This automatic scaling and availability are amazing. It's like having a fleet of servers at the ready but only when needed. And at a fraction of the cost.
- Price - AWS gives you a generous helping of free invocations every month, and even after that, it's still cheap compared to an always-on solution.
Engineer in Research & DevelopmentFund-Raising Company, 1-10 employees
- UI could use some improvement - Like the rest of the Amazon Web Services UI, much of the interface is complex and hard to understand at the beginning.
- Hard to troubleshoot/debug - Lambda, in itself, is set up in an environment that makes it difficult to troubleshoot in the product. The use of staging production code is absolutely necessary.
- The pricing is a bit more expensive when compared to other services that provide lambda function execution services.
AWS Lambda 8.5
Based on 9 answers
It is very easy to get started with AWS Lambda and create your first function. The user interface makes it easy to add AWS services to be inputs or outputs to the function, meaning it can be configured in many different ways for different needs. This makes it ideal for various scenarios in AWS.
Engineer in EngineeringInternet Company, 51-200 employees
AWS Lambda 8.1
Based on 14 answers
Support is great and is rarely needed. Once you get a service running, it usually is error-free unless there's a change in the way you are integrating with it. We have had services run for several years without being maintained. The stability of the platform is staggering as long as you follow platforms.
Manager in Information TechnologyConsumer Goods Company, 10,001+ employees
But other similar things I've used are Azure Functions and GCP Google Cloud Functions. Like all services like this, the support is pretty much the same. AWS Lambda supports enough popular languages, and behaves pretty much the same as all of these similar services. It does it's job, it's simple and it does it well.
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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.
Employee in Information TechnologyResearch Company, 1001-5000 employees
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