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Score 8.8 out of 100

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AWS Lambda

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.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

AWS Lambda
8.3
Ease of building user interfaces
AWS Lambda
8.1
Scalability
AWS Lambda
9.2
Platform management overhead
AWS Lambda
8.4
Workflow engine capability
AWS Lambda
8.4
Platform access control
AWS Lambda
8.6
Services-enabled integration
AWS Lambda
8.8
Development environment creation
AWS Lambda
7.8
Development environment replication
AWS Lambda
7.6
Issue monitoring and notification
AWS Lambda
8.0
Issue recovery
AWS Lambda
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
AWS Lambda
8.2

Pros

AWS Lambda

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Lambda

  • 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.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Lambda

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

AWS Lambda

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Lambda

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.
Richard Rout | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Lambda

  • 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

AWS Lambda

General

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

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