AWS Lambda is the king of serverless compute services!
April 29, 2021

AWS Lambda is the king of serverless compute services!

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

At my current place of work as well as for personal projects AWS Lamba is currently used for many different projects. A few examples are "image resizers", "data processing" and invalidating cache from a 3rd party webhook. It allows for quick, easy, and inexpensive setup and maintenance especially using 3rd party libraries like "Serverless".
  • Easy to use
  • Performant and reliable
  • Can be incredibly cheap
  • A bit of a learning curve when first starting out
  • A refreshed UI to manage AWS Lambda
  • Saves on development time
  • Overall price is very low
  • Maintenance is minimal

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A great example of using AWS Lambda is when your application needs to be able to render images for the user and have those images be resized and optimized on load. Using AWS Lambda you can create endpoints with a minimal amount of code that allows your applications to request the images and use query parameters to declare the height and width etc.

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Evaluating AWS Lambda and Competitors

I've worked previously with Azure Functions which seems to be the direct competitor to AWS Lambda and while Azure Functions worked just fine there seemed to be more configuration and "magic" behind the scenes to it compared to AWS Lambda which is very straight forward. I distinctly remember thinking multiple times that I had wished that we had chosen to use AWS Lambda over Azure Functions at that time.