AWS Lambda Review
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 30, 2019

AWS Lambda Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with AWS Lambda

Monitoring Usecase:
In the organization, we have got a need to increase the monitoring and availability of the systems, because of which we have created several scripts that run on a server for every 15 mins to extract data from one system and store it in a database. It was working fine when we have a few scripts and less number of CRON jobs. We have a complex environment, we interact with multiple systems most of the time and there are several logs that are captured in different systems, so our number of scripts increased, eventually jobs increased to run. We started to see a bottleneck on the server, so we started to think Cloud alternative and analyzed about the usage of AWS Lambda functions.
  • Lambda functions are best in our use case because they are serverless and you could schedule AWS Cloud watch events to run periodically.
  • Less expensive.
  • Fast execution.
  • Learning curve, it was a little bit challenging to start with, especially NodeJS runtime functions.
  • Easy alerting mechanism upon failed invocations.
  • Troubleshooting errors. We can write logs inside the function, however, if we have the ability inside the Lambda function where you raise a type of error, it can create an alert automatically, it would be great.
I am not aware whether we have anything like this for AWS, but Google is the best resource and sometimes AWS documentation.

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AWS Lambda is well suited for batch scripts, and API development.

AWS Lambda Feature Ratings

Platform management overhead
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
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