AWS Lambda Pros and Cons

AWS Lambda Pros

Forest Lin
IoT/AI/Enterprise Solutions Architect at Tech Data Corporation
Amazon takes care of the scalability. That's the right way. It's automatic and it's fully managed. That's one benefit of Lambda.
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Rohit M
AWS Platform Head & Chief Architect - CMA Unit at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The ease and speed of developing the services using any available language is the most valuable feature.
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reviewer981285
Senior Analyst with 11-50 employees
The solution is designed very well. You don't need to keep a server up. You just need some router to route your API request and Lambda provides a very well-designed feature to process the request.
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Wilfred Thomson
Senior Cloud Consultant at GBM
The solution is highly scalable.
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reviewer1112637
CEO at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The cool thing about AWS Lambda is that AWS does all the management. For compression, it is all about making the data small and then making it regular size again. We have an encode function and a decode function. AWS Lambda schedules each of those for us. It has a load balancer and all the fancy stuff, depending on the demand. The most valuable part of AWS Lambda is that I only need to write the software. I need to write two functions, and my cloud developer turns them into two AWS Lambda instances. That's it.
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reviewer1280193
Senior Director - Technolog at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It's a serverless solution which is the best feature. It helps us because it offers free aspects. From the infrastructure perspective, it helps us manage costs. There is no overhead of estimating how much infrastructure we're going to need. We can focus on building the business functionality that we want to build.
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HungVu
Technical Leader at FPT Software
The ability to scale up and down very quickly helps because we can maintain our system performance and business at a low cost.
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reviewer1221120
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is that it scans the cloud system and if they are any security anomalies it triggers an email.
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reviewer1207650
Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The basic feature that I like is that there is no server installation. It also has good support for various languages, such as Java, .NET, C#, and Python.
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Ravi Satyanarayana
IT Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services
The most valuable feature of this solution is the API Gateway.
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AWS Lambda Cons

Forest Lin
IoT/AI/Enterprise Solutions Architect at Tech Data Corporation
I think that perhaps Lambda could explore its functionality more.
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Rohit M
AWS Platform Head & Chief Architect - CMA Unit at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The product needs some updating as far as ease-of-customization and configuration opportunities to work with solutions outside of the cloud.
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reviewer981285
Senior Analyst with 11-50 employees
We need to better understand Lambda for different scenarios. We need some joint effort between Amazon and the users to have the users identify how they can really leverage Lambda. It's not about Lambda itself; it's about the practice, the guidance. There needs to be very good documentation. From the user perspective, what exists now is not always enough.
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Wilfred Thomson
Senior Cloud Consultant at GBM
The user-friendliness of the solution could be improved.
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reviewer1112637
CEO at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
One area of improvement is to include support for more programming languages. AWS Lambda does not support a lot of programming languages. You have to write the Lambda functions in a certain programming language. We are using C++. My developer knows a couple of other languages. Python is his favorite language, but Python is not supported in AWS Lambda.
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YK
reviewer1280193
Senior Director - Technolog at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If you are setting it up on hybrid solution, there is a lot of work that needs to go in.
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HungVu
Technical Leader at FPT Software
Lamba functions have cold-starts that can cause some delay.
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AP
reviewer1221120
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The running time of AWS Lambda runs fine. It takes around five minutes but it would be great if that time could be extended.
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reviewer1207650
Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Its price should be improved. Its pricing is on the higher side. I am not sure if it currently supports the Go language. If it doesn't support the Go language, they can introduce it.
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Ravi Satyanarayana
IT Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services
The security needs to be improved.
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