AWS Lambda, a best in class serverless workload
August 20, 2019

AWS Lambda, a best in class serverless workload

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

We use AWS Lambda as a microservice platform where we off-load a large number of our common services to the serverless cloud. We have had workloads that have run for years on the platform without issues, and it has allowed us to focus on other areas of developing versus just maintaining code and servers.
  • Reliable for low workloads.
  • It's an easy entry point for development.
  • Quick speed to market.
  • It would be good to have more distribution about upgrades or changes to the platform.
  • A little more documentation on the nuances of the offered supported languages.
  • A little more portability of some of the code once you've developed it from other cloud platforms.
  • Due to the nature of fast turn around, our team has to adapt to the new paradigm. AWS Lambda allows us to innovate extremely quickly.
  • Allows new perspective on service development as a platform.
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.
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.
AWS is a much more mature platform than Microsoft Azure but is a lot more rigid in the portability perspective. If you are in it for the long run then Lambda is great and the best choice.
AWS Lambda is great for atomic micro services and being leveraged as a conduit for other Amazon services. It's great for a quick way to innovate other resources that you already have on the platform. It marries well with the ecosystem and allows for easy deployments and updates to the program based on the tools.

AWS Lambda Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
8
Scalability
7
Platform management overhead
9
Workflow engine capability
7
Platform access control
9
Services-enabled integration
8
Development environment creation
8
Development environment replication
8
Issue monitoring and notification
8
Issue recovery
8
Upgrades and platform fixes
8