AWS Lambda a great way to handle quick process inexpensively.
June 21, 2018

AWS Lambda a great way to handle quick process inexpensively.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS Lambda

I am using AWS Lambda to process data for a U.S. Government client's website. There are a number of short term processing items that are required to be performed every day and the cost of running these processes cannot be too high. AWS Lambda fits this bill perfectly. The website delivers the data to the AWS Lambda functions and the data gets processed and then passed back to tthe website via AWS S3.
  • AWS Lambda is great for inexpensive, sometimes free, short term processing.
  • AWS Lambda integrates very well with AWS S3 Storage.
  • Since it is possible to store log files on S3, it is possible to easily process AWS website log information.
  • I think the biggest problem with AWS Lambda are the small number of languages that it currently supports. This number is, however, getting bigger.
  • AWS Lambda would be a bit better if it were possible to have your function run a little longer, however, since it real purpose is to supply fast functions to all who need some short processing, this if too big of a con.
  • It is possible to have the charging kick in on AWS Lambda just because your website or functions get popular or someone is trying to attack you. It would be good if a cap could easily be placed on the chargers so you couldn't go over a set limit.
  • 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.
I don't know nor have used any other product that really competes with AWS Lambda. I would think Microsoft would have a product that completes with AWS Lambda but I have never used it.
AWS Lambda is great for fast processing of data that can be placed on Amazon S3 storage. As long as the processing of the function is not longer than what AWS says a Lambda should run for and you do not do much processing, it is great. The cost can also be very good as long as you keep the price in the free area.