AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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AWS Lambda

Overview

Recent Reviews

Power of lambda

10
June 03, 2021
Process terabytes of data broken down into small files of 70MB each. Our Lambdas spin an instance for each file and process it within 30 …

AWS Lambda for developers

9
May 12, 2021
AWS Lambda serves various purpose accross teams
1. We mainly use AWS Lambda when we have very short time to productionise code and have …
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AWS Lambda rocks

7
February 07, 2020
We use Lambda to manage workloads integrated with our API Gateway.
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TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2022
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TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2019
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2018

Popular Features

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Scalability (48)

9.3
93%

Services-enabled integration (47)

8.9
89%

Platform management overhead (44)

8.7
87%

Issue monitoring and notification (44)

8.6
86%

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128 MB

$0.0000000021

Cloud
Per 1 ms

1024 MB

$0.0000000167

Cloud
Per 1 ms

10240 MB

$0.0000001667

Cloud
Per 1 ms

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Platform-as-a-Service

8.6
86%

Product Details

What is AWS Lambda?

AWS Lambda is a serverless computing platform that lets developers 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 care of requirements to run and scale code with high availability. Users pay only for the compute time they consume—there is no charge when their code is not running.

Developers uploading to Lambda don’t have to deal with their code’s environment. It’s a “serverless” service which lets outside code or events invoke functions. Lambda doesn’t store data, but it allows access to other services which do. Users can set up their code to automatically trigger from other AWS services or call it directly from any web or mobile app.

AWS Lambda Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is AWS Lambda?

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.

What is AWS Lambda's best feature?

Reviewers rate Scalability highest, with a score of 9.3.

Who uses AWS Lambda?

The most common users of AWS Lambda are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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In general AWS Lambda is easy to use but demands a good understanding of the product at a low level in order to avoid painful surprises. Also, it is expected you use other AWS products like SQS and databases to create stateless processes. Be sure you dominate the "secret art of AWS Lambda debugging". :)
Score 8 out of 10
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Usability of AWS Lambda is high level. DevOps engineers who rely on this programs provide really good outcomes. The product is well placed and allows us to save money for projects. The interface is handy; after reading documentation carefully, any developers will be able to start use AWS Lambda quick and easy.
Score 8 out of 10
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AWS Lambda Overall it's a great tool and is best in class. The only caveat is that you are tied to AWS. The more of your service layer that you implement, the more you're tied to them. Being able to deploy quickly, test and experiment make it leaps and bounds ahead of its time.
Score 9 out of 10
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The usability of Lambda itself is about on par with the rest of AWS's offerings—unintuitive UI, lots of configuration, etc. But when combined with higher-level abstractions and tools, it shines as a simple, default deployment destinations for our serverless applications. Since it's so well-supported by tooling, it's the easiest way to get started building applications in this way.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
August 14, 2019

Functions as a service

Score 9 out of 10
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Good user experience but it’s limited to AWS propriety development flow and better integration with community tools like OpenFaaS would improve the development story.
August 13, 2019

AWS Lambda Review

Score 8 out of 10
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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.
Richard Rout | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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There are a few gotchas with Lambdas. But overall, the usability is great. Once you understand that it's just the ability to run your code in the cloud, and don't think of it in terms of traditional servers/services. It's very easy to pick up, and basically everything boils down to a function. It takes an input and gives an output.