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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Lambda

I would definitely recommend using Lambda for short-running, event-triggered processes that are dedicated to a single function. This could be for one-off processing or intermediate tasks between other resources like objects stored in buckets and queues for processing those objects. Also, since Lambda executions can be scheduled, processes that need to happen on regular intervals can be implemented with Lambda as well.I would not recommend using Lambda for anything that needs to run longer than a few seconds. Long running processes like ETL jobs or intensive computations may be better suited for step functions, batch jobs, or even a server based approach.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Currently use for traffic management for IOT edge devices and their sensor data flows. IoT generates lots of data and this data needs to processed at the edge devices before sending the processed result to cloud. Hence there is always ingress and egress data traffic in and out of the IoT edge devices which needs traffic management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

AWS Lambda
8.4
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.0
Ease of building user interfaces
AWS Lambda
8.3
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
3.6
Scalability
AWS Lambda
9.3
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Platform management overhead
AWS Lambda
8.4
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
4.5
Workflow engine capability
AWS Lambda
8.4
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Platform access control
AWS Lambda
9.1
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Services-enabled integration
AWS Lambda
9.1
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Development environment creation
AWS Lambda
7.9
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Development environment replication
AWS Lambda
7.7
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Issue monitoring and notification
AWS Lambda
8.1
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Issue recovery
AWS Lambda
8.1
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
5.9
Upgrades and platform fixes
AWS Lambda
8.4
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
5.9

Pros

AWS Lambda

  • AWS Lambda is a welcoming platform, supporting several languages, including Java, Go, PowerShell, Node.js, C#, Python, and Ruby. And if you need to deploy a Lambda function in another language, AWS offers a Runtime API for integration.
  • We really appreciate how AWS Lambda is always-on for our functions, with only a brief "cold-start" waiting period the first time a function is called after being dormant.
  • In addition to only generating costs when it's actually being used, AWS Lambda really puts the "serverless" in serverless architecture, offering turnkey scaleability and high availability for our code with zero effort on our part.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Simple
  • Easy to setup
  • Quickly get the benefits
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Lambda

  • The UI and Developer experience is not so great. IF you use an abstraction like Serverless Application Model (SAM), things get pretty easy, but it's still AWS UI/DX you're working with after that (which is to say, not their strength).
  • Documentation is always a mixed bag. Sometimes it's just easier to google your specific problem and see how others have solved it. This can be much faster than trying to find an example that may or may not be there in the documentation (which oftentimes has multiple versions and revisions).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Still missing functionalities for a full usage as traffic director.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda 8.1
Based on 18 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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

IBM Cloud Managed Istio 6.9
Based on 2 answers
IBM has good track record, but we haven't used their support after getting setup initially. However, the training made available by them during our introductory experience was good, and provided us with a lot of useful background knowledge along with guidance on how to address the specific use cases we were looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AWS Lambda

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

We did not use IBM professional services to implement istio. Our experience was such that getting it setup quickly did not require assistance. We did however, make use of IBM's training opportunities at kube con 2019, which included a walkthrough setup of istio on IBM Cloud. This provided us with a strong base on which to build.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Lambda

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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

It's a cost effective solution for my organization.
Anonymous | 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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Simplify management and cost of instrumenting our application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Lambda

General

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

AWS Lambda Editions & Modules

Edition
128 MB$0.00000000211
1024 MB$0.00000001671
10240 MB$0.00000016671
  1. Per 1 ms
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

General

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

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Lambda
8.6
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
7.5

Usability

AWS Lambda
8.5
IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Support Rating

AWS Lambda
8.1
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.9

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