AWS Lambda Valuable Features

IoT/AI/Enterprise Solutions Architect at Tech Data Corporation

The number one feature with AWS Lambda is that it is fully managed. From the developer's perspective, you get the coding much more easily. Now many situations are not using code. You plug in, assemble it, and configure it. Lambda makes it low-code. I come from being a Java certified developer for 15 years. You configure the environment for deployment just like in DevOps. That was always the most challenging part as a developer. You identified when to trigger it. If the program can't facilitate it, then 80% is gone. With 20% you just Lose Syntax. You can use Lose Syntax with any programming language as a reference finding out the variables, the statements, the loop, and what other kinds of things you can do. Just follow that to where you can plot it into your business system. 

They might think to have the business benefits say, "Hey, if you don't like it, no need to pay." So, potentially, you can save. If the future is going to be serverless, that's what I think the future of something like Salesforce will be. Programming is getting much easier and does not need a lot of configuration because step-by-step abstraction starts from the infrastructure service. You can replace your hardware, but you still need to do a lot of things in the abstract. The environment now is totally fully managed. I'm not sure if we're totally aligned there. I always talk against those aspects in the Salesforce situation. But I believe Lambda is a comparable peer, apples to apples.

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AWS Platform Head & Chief Architect - CMA Unit at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The thing that I have found most valuable in Lambda is primarily the ease of developing the services we distribute. We can easily develop the solutions using any language which is available today — this includes all the primary and new-age languages.  

Secondly, because it is a cloud service technology, we do not have to worry about the infrastructure behind the solutions we provide. Everything is all on the cloud and there is no maintenance and we have to do no monitoring of the architecture. The time and expense of maintenance are taken care of by the platform itself. Those are the things that we like most about it.  

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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. 

From our perspective, the solution works for a variety of scenarios.

It's very straightforward and very easy to use. We don't need to keep several apps. We just use some APIs and to route with the APIs to create related Lambda functions.

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Senior Cloud Consultant at GBM

The solution is highly scalable.

The solution has proven itself to be stable.

The initial setup is straightforward. 

We've found the cost to be very good. It would be a great option for startups due to the low pricing.

The solution is very mature.

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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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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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Technical Leader at FPT Software

This solution is easy to integrate with other AWS services, making our job easier and more effective. Lambda is lightweight and we can quickly develop our functions. 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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Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Lambda is the function we need to deploy any code.

We like that we don't require any infrastructure for it, which allows us a lot of cost savings.  

The solution has the capability to scale.

The product is quite stable.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

We've found the technical support to be very helpful.

It's a fairly easy solution to learn.

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Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees

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.

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Data Integration Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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.

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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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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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IT Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services

The most valuable feature of this solution is the API Gateway.

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