AWS Lambda vs. IBM Cloud Private

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Lambda
Score 8.9 out of 10
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AWS Lambda is a serverless computing platform that lets users run code without provisioning or managing servers. With Lambda, users can run code for virtually any type of app or backend service—all with zero administration. It takes of requirements to run and scale code with high availability.
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Per 1 ms
IBM Cloud Private
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
IBM Cloud Private is a Kubernetes-based container platform allowing users to build cloud-native applications on their own infrastructure. In addition, it offers common services for self-service deployment, monitoring, logging and security, as well as middleware, data and analytics.N/A
Pricing
AWS LambdaIBM Cloud Private
Editions & Modules
128 MB
$0.0000000021
Per 1 ms
1024 MB
$0.0000000167
Per 1 ms
10240 MB
$0.0000001667
Per 1 ms
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS LambdaIBM Cloud Private
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Features
AWS LambdaIBM Cloud Private
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
AWS Lambda
8.6
48 Ratings
IBM Cloud Private
9.7
5 Ratings
Ease of building user interfaces7.924 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Scalability9.348 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Platform management overhead8.844 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Workflow engine capability8.840 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Platform access control8.243 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Services-enabled integration8.547 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Development environment creation8.542 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Development environment replication8.640 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification8.744 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Issue recovery8.636 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes8.837 Ratings10.03 Ratings
User Ratings
AWS LambdaIBM Cloud Private
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(48 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(33 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS LambdaIBM Cloud Private
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
[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.
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IBM
IBM Cloud Private is an ideal platform for companies to accelerate their business growth. It helps in reducing the cost of IT and operations while delivering a great customer experience. With IBM Cloud Private, you can gain agility and security with a flexible hybrid model that fits your needs. It's highly recommended to my colleagues from me.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Capacity On Demand to scale up and down environments
  • SaaS model allows our team to have less involvement in managing or controlling the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities.
  • SaaS model allows our team to worry less about upgrades, fix packs, environment support etc.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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IBM
  • Bluemix/IBM Cloud UI can be better
  • Changing Brand name from Bluemix to IBM Cloud, as we are habituated to Bluemix more
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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.
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IBM
With VMware cloud, each VMware Cloud customer must have an SDDC account(VMC) as well as a general AWS account. The two accounts must be linked for the service to work which is a tiresome thing to do for some clients but with IBM Cloud Private all these issues are solved.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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IBM
  • IBM Cloud has helped us start using the cloud and migrating old services to the cloud.
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