State of Lambda functions in 2019 by Dashbird

Ever wondered what’s under the hood of your neighbors’ car, the situation in their wallet or the configuration of their serverless stack?

Well wonder no more! Today we will bring you the statistics of Dashbird so you could compare your Lambda functions with others. Unfortunately, the car and the wallet thingy you should figure out on your own 🙁

Let’s start… (I hope you like charts)

So how many functions do they have?

Out of 3000+ active Dashbird users, the average AWS account has 123 functions in total.

OK… pretty cool. But what about their runtime?

Seems that we have some Node.js people here at Dashbird.

As expected, us-east-1 and eu-west-1 are trending regions in Dashbird. But the cool fact is that over half of the Dashbird accounts use more than one region and almost 10% more than three regions.

Now, let’s look into the functions

We compared the performance indicators of the Lambda functions per runtime. Take a look at the results below.

As we all know, Java takes lots of time to boot up, but once done it will operate like a charm.

X-ray is used by 17% percent of the times

How often do people modify their functions


Next time we will bring you the statistics of errors, coldstarts, invocations, cost etc. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, you can sign up for a Dashbird account here.

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What our customers say

Dashbird gives us a simple and easy to use tool to have peace of mind and know that all of our Serverless functions are running correctly. We are instantly aware now if there’s a problem. We love the fact that we have enough information in the Slack notification itself to take appropriate action immediately and know exactly where the issue occurred.

Thanks to Dashbird the time to discover the occurrence of an issue reduced from 2-4 hours to a matter of seconds or minutes. It also means that hundreds of dollars are saved every month.

Great onboarding: it takes just a couple of minutes to connect an AWS account to an organization in Dashbird. The UI is clean and gives a good overview of what is happening with the Lambdas and API Gateways in the account.

I mean, it is just extremely time-saving. It’s so efficient! I don’t think it’s an exaggeration or dramatic to say that Dashbird has been a lifesaver for us.

Dashbird provides an easier interface to monitor and debug problems with our Lambdas. Relevant logs are simple to find and view. Dashbird’s support has been good, and they take product suggestions with grace.

Great UI. Easy to navigate through CloudWatch logs. Simple setup.

Dashbird helped us refine the size of our Lambdas, resulting in significantly reduced costs. We have Dashbird alert us in seconds via email when any of our functions behaves abnormally. Their app immediately makes the cause and severity of errors obvious.