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Serverless Platforms Compared for Performance

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 23, 2018

Most major cloud providers have serverless platforms which offer functions as a service (FaaS). Some recent benchmarks study the differences in their performance vis-à-vis the runtime, cold start times, dependencies and resource allocation.

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Amazon Announces AWS Lambda Now Supports Simple Queue Service (SQS) as an Event Source

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Jul 14, 2018

Amazon announced an update to their Simple Queue Service (SQS) – developers can now use SQS to trigger AWS Lambda Functions. Moreover, no longer are developers required to run a polling service or create an SQS to SNS mapping.

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Instana Extends AI Application Monitoring to AWS Lambda

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 11, 2018

Instana, a cloud-native provider of artificial intelligence based monitoring tools for dynamic containerized microservice applications, has extended support to include AWS Lambda, a serverless computing platform and also announced availability through the AWS Marketplace.

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AWS Open Sources and Expands Serverless Application Model (SAM) Implementation

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently open sourced its Serverless Application Model (SAM) implementation and added a new event source for CloudWatch Logs subscription filters. The preceding release featured a comprehensive expansion of options to configure and deploy REST APIs via Amazon API Gateway, including support for CORS headers, regional endpoints, and binary media types.

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AWS Makes Serverless Application Repository Generally Available

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

After a brief preview period since re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made its new Serverless Application Repository generally available. Users can now discover, configure, and deploy serverless applications and components via the AWS Lambda console, which AWS considers an "ideal venue for AWS partners, enterprise customers, and independent developers to share their serverless creations".

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AWS re:Invent Day 2 Keynote Announcements: Alexa for Business, Cloud9 IDE & AWS Lambda Enhancements

by Daniel Bryant Follow 798 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017

At the second keynote of the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, running in Las Vegas, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, took to the stage to announce several new product releases: Alexa for Business; AWS Cloud9 IDE; and multiple enhancements to the AWS Lambda service, including traffic shifting, the doubling of available RAM, and a pre-announcement of .NET Core 2 and Golang language support.

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Traffic Shifting in AWS Lambda Aliases Coming Soon

by Chris Swan Follow 616 Followers on  Oct 29, 2017

Amazon’s Chris Munns announced at the recent Serverless Conference NYC that AWS Lambda will soon support a feature called traffic shifting. This will allow a weight to be applied to Lambda function aliases to shift traffic between two versions of a function. The feature will enable the use of canary releases and blue/green deployment.

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AWS Release ‘SAM Local’ to Facilitate Local Build and Test of AWS Lambda Serverless Applications

by Daniel Bryant Follow 798 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

AWS have released a new tool in beta, SAM Local, that makes it easy to build and test serverless AWS Lambda applications on a local dev machine. Core features provided by SAM Local include: the ability to test AWS Lambda functions locally running within Docker, a simple CLI to start a local API Gateway, and the generation of sample payloads for testing the handling of various AWS event sources.

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AWS Lambda Support Added to AWS X-Ray Distributed Tracing Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 798 Followers on  May 30, 2017

Following from the General Availability (GA) release of the AWS X-Ray distributed tracing service in April, Amazon has added AWS Lambda support for AWS X-Ray, enabling function invocations and associated metadata to be recorded, displayed graphically via the AWS Console, and analysed for debugging or fault resolution purposes.

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Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

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Microsoft Adds Application Insights Support for Azure Functions

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

Microsoft recently announced an initial preview of Application Insights support for Azure Functions. As a result of this integration between the two services, developers now get built-in instrumentation for their code and a portal to view trends in their code’s performance. Developers are also able to set monitoring thresholds which can be used to create alerts or a callout to external webhooks.

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Shrinking Microservices to Functions: Adrian Cockcroft Discusses Serverless at microXchg

by Daniel Bryant Follow 798 Followers on  Feb 20, 2017

At the microXchg microservices conference, held in Berlin, Adrian Cockcroft presented “Shrinking Microservices to Functions”. Key takeaways from the talk included: ‘serverless’ technologies enable rapidly developed functions-as-a-service (FaaS); and the biggest challenges for modern enterprise software development are connected with the people and process within an organisation.

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AWS Step Functions: Coordinating Distributed Applications and Microservices Using Visual Workflows

by Daniel Bryant Follow 798 Followers on  Jan 05, 2017 1

Amazon Web Services have launched AWS Step Functions, a service that enables the coordination of distributed applications and microservices using visual workflows. The AWS Step Functions console allows the JSON specification of a state machine to be defined that execute 'steps' within an application, e.g., by calling out to an AWS Lambda function or containerised application running on AWS ECS.

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Azure Functions Reach General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 10, 2016 2

Microsoft recently announced an addition to its Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering called Azure Functions. Initially launched as a preview service in March 2016, Azure Functions provide developers with an event-driven serverless compute platform that allow organizations to pay for only what they consume.

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AWS Mobile Hub Improves Support for Serverless Apps, Authentication, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Nov 12, 2016

AWS Mobile Hub has introduced three new features to simplify the provisioning of serverless app backends and improve sign-in and authentication options.

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