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Cloud Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
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Straightforward to set up, easy to configure, and offers good stability

Pros and Cons

  • "Technical support has been great in general."
  • "It would be ideal if we could use the solution across different platforms."

What is our primary use case?

Lambda can be used for automating AWS resources. 

It can also be used for automation outside of the cloud and for serverless applications. With Lambda, you can apply the code directly. 

What is most valuable?

The stability of the solution is very good, as is the performance.

It's a brilliant Amazon service that provides for many use cases. It's quite flexible.

The product has been very easy to use. All you have to do is configure a Lambda function and then deploy your code directly there and then you can invoke it in different ways. 

It is easy to configure.

The initial setup is very straightforward. 

Technical support has been great in general.

What needs improvement?

It would be ideal if we could use the solution across different platforms.

The integration could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for three years at this point. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and the performance is great. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have multiple applications. Most of our applications are Lambda-based, I would say there are around a hundred at this point.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support on offer is brilliant. There shouldn't be any concern with contacting them. they are helpful and responsive. We are satisfied with the level of service on offer from them.

How was the initial setup?

We have found that the solution is easy to install. You just have to do it through the UI and you can easily configure it and deploy it directly.

For deployment, et cetera, we just need one cloud ops engineer per day.

What about the implementation team?

I was able to handle the implementation myself. I did not need the assistance of any consultants or integrators. Individual users should be okay if they want to install it themselves. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We don't need to worry about monthly or yearly licenses. 

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I've been very pleased with its capabilities in general.

I would recommend the solution to other users and companies. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Ariful Mondal
Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence at Wipro Ltd
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Server-less architecture for multiple application integration, easy to use, and many programming languages available

Pros and Cons

  • "The main features of this solution are the ability to integrate multiple AWS applications or external applications very quickly and organize all of them. Additionally, it is easy to use and you can run various programming languages, such as Python, Go, and Java."
  • "There is room for improvement in user-friendliness. When comparing this solution to others it is not as user-friendly."

What is our primary use case?

AWS Lambda enables server-less architecture for seamless orchestration. We use the solution for various orchestrations. This is very useful when you would need to perform orchestrations of the different applications together. Many organisations are using this solution for web and mobile applications at scale. 

What is most valuable?

The main features of this solution are the ability to integrate multiple AWS applications or external applications very quickly and organize all of them by leveraging server-less computing power of AWS. Additionally, it is easy to use and you can run various programming languages, such as Python, Go, and Java.

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement in user-friendliness. When comparing this solution to others it is not as user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for over five years for various server-less computing on AWS. My current employer has pioneered on this technology and serving various global clients for years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is a serverless architecture in which you do not have to manage any infrastructure which makes it very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is highly scalable. 

We have plans to increase usage because most of the workload and applications are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is managed by AWS which is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Azure Logic App & Function App, Google Pub-Sub etc. 

How was the initial setup?

Managed by AWS

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution is reasonable and it is a pay-per-use model. It is very good for cost optimization.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. If you are with AWS it is better to use the serverless architecture.

I would rate AWS Lambda a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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SurjitChoudhury
Data Integration Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Does not need server configuration and can be used for short-term automation processes

Pros and Cons

  • "Because AWS Lambda is serverless, server configuration is not required, and we can run it directly anywhere."
  • "If it is a specific ETL process or a long-term one, then AWS Lambda is not a good option."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is processing data. We use the pipeline multiple places to process the data. Whatever JSON files we get, we have to standardize, enrich, and also format to the application.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's serverless. Therefore, server configuration is not required, and we can run it directly anywhere. We can write Java code or Python code in that.

The initial setup is straightforward as well.

AWS Lambda is good for short-term automation processes.

What needs improvement?

If you want to run processing data, which takes less than 15 minutes, then you can use Lambda. However, if it is a specific ETL process or a long-term one, then AWS Lambda is not a good option.

The longer Lambda runs, the higher is the cost incurred because the cost is based on runtime.

At times, it hard to know when Lambda should be used and when it should not. So in the future, if there are serverless extensions, it would be fine.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with AWS Lambda for six to seven months.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of AWS Lambda is straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of AWS Lambda is based on runtime.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product, and we use Lambda for short run processes, for example, processing a file from the landing zone. Suppose FTP or SFTP has put a file in one landing area, and we have to push a file to the S3 bucket. We would not need to do any writing, shell scripting, or Linux coding, etc. In general, with Lambda you can get the Python coder or Java code.

So, professionals can easily perform these tasks within a short time. This will help with agile processes and sprints. My advice is that AWS Lambda is a good service for short-term automation processes.

I would rate AWS Lambda at eight on a scale from one to ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Naresh Rayakwar
Tech Mahindra Total Duration14 yrs TitleTech Lead for KPN Project at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy and cheap solution

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found all of the features valuable. It's an easy and cheap solution."
  • "AWS Lambda could be improved by increasing the size of the payload. Also, sometimes Lambda doesn't implement well for bigger solutions."

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case for this solution is usually for event-driven architecture. Since it's AWS, it's cloud-based. 

What is most valuable?

I have found all of the features valuable. It's an easy and cheap solution. 

What needs improvement?

AWS Lambda could be improved by increasing the size of the payload. Also, sometimes Lambda doesn't implement well for bigger solutions. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. 

How are customer service and support?

I would rate customer support a nine out of ten. I have made three or four service requests and those were all resolved within 24 hours. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I didn't use a different solution before implementing Lambda. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. There isn't really anything you need to do. If you know exactly what you want, it can be done in five minutes. 

What about the implementation team?

I implemented this solution myself. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I pay for a monthly license. The licensing options will depend on the users. There's a monthly option and a yearly option. 

What other advice do I have?

Lambda is a good and cheap solution and I would recommend it to those without a huge payload. There are around twenty or thirty people using Lambda in my organization. 

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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DT
Software Development Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to install, reliable, and scales well

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda for several things. We are using it, for instance, to do authentication of information from HTTP sites. We use it for alerting when monitoring the direct database infrastructure, and we use it for API transformation.

What is most valuable?

It provides us with everything that we need.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using AWS Lambda for two or three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We don't have a problem with the stability of AWS Lambda. It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution. We have many users, but it is based on volume and the number of transactions, not by the number of users.

How are customer service and

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda for several things. We are using it, for instance, to do authentication of information from HTTP sites. We use it for alerting when monitoring the direct database infrastructure, and we use it for API transformation.

What is most valuable?

It provides us with everything that we need.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using AWS Lambda for two or three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We don't have a problem with the stability of AWS Lambda. It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution.

We have many users, but it is based on volume and the number of transactions, not by the number of users.

How are customer service and support?

We have no issues with the technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use a number of AWS services.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. 

We have scripted most of the things. There was no problem with the installation.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price in general could always be better.

The fees are volume-based.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate AWS Lambda a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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AP
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 20
Scans the cloud system and if they are any security anomalies it triggers an email

What is our primary use case?

We have only used it for a few services. It's still in POC mode. We haven't done any production on it currently. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it scans the cloud system and if they are any security anomalies it triggers an email. 

What needs improvement?

The running time of AWS Lambda runs fine. It takes around five minutes but it would be great if that time could be extended. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Lambda for two to three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't seen any issues regarding stability as of now.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to expand the platform.

How are customer service and technical support?

What is our primary use case?

We have only used it for a few services. It's still in POC mode. We haven't done any production on it currently. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it scans the cloud system and if they are any security anomalies it triggers an email. 

What needs improvement?

The running time of AWS Lambda runs fine. It takes around five minutes but it would be great if that time could be extended. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Lambda for two to three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't seen any issues regarding stability as of now.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to expand the platform.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is quite good. We have enterprise support, so it is quite good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy. 

What about the implementation team?

I did the deployment with the help of consultants. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Lambda to someone considering it. 

I would rate it an eight out of ten. 

The pricing is similar to Azure services, they are quite competitive pricing-wise if you compare Azure and AWS.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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SS
Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
No server installation, good support for various languages, stable, and flexible

What is our primary use case?

It is useful in many scenarios. For example, in a microservices architecture where serverless functionality is required, one can use Lambda.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is flexible and scalable. I have a couple of customers who are using Lambda. They are from the…

What is our primary use case?

It is useful in many scenarios. For example, in a microservices architecture where serverless functionality is required, one can use Lambda.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is flexible and scalable. I have a couple of customers who are using Lambda. They are from the banking domain.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've not reached out to Lambda technical support, but they should be good.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is simple. It doesn't require much effort. It hardly takes 10 to 15 minutes to make a Lambda service functional.

What about the implementation team?

We had done the installation with the vendor. We have three developers for its implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its pricing is on the higher side.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate AWS Lambda an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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JP
Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Scales automatically, low-cost, dependable, and has excellent customer service

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda to automatically manages some compute resources. It triggers and screens some of my services.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. I like the way it manages.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more integration with other platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AWS Lambda for a few years. We are not using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

You do not have to scale AWS Lambda, it automatically scales for you. AWS Lambda is used on a daily basis. We only have a few people who used this solution. I have two teams.

How are customer service and support?

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda to automatically manages some compute resources.

It triggers and screens some of my services.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use.

I like the way it manages.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more integration with other platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AWS Lambda for a few years.

We are not using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

You do not have to scale AWS Lambda, it automatically scales for you.

AWS Lambda is used on a daily basis.

We only have a few people who used this solution. I have two teams.

How are customer service and support?

We have a dedicated manager.

My experience with support so far has been good.

How was the initial setup?

It doesn't require any installation at all.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

AWS Lambda is inexpensive.

What other advice do I have?

I am very happy with this solution. I would recommend it to others who are interested in it.

I would rate AWS Lambda an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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