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What defines a serverless system, main characteristics and how it operates
What are the types of serverless systems for computing, storage, queue processing, etc.
What are the challenges of serverless infrastructures and how to overcome them?
How systems can be reliable and the importance to cloud applications
What is a scalable system and how to handle increasing loads
Making systems easy to operate, manage and evolve
Learn the three basic concepts to build scalable and maintainable applications on serverless backends
The pros and cons of each architecture and insights to choose the best option for your projects
Battle-tested serverless patterns to make sure your cloud architecture is ready to production use
Strategies to compose functions into flexible, scalable and maintainable systems
Achieving loosely-coupled architectures with the asynchronous messaging pattern
Using message queues to manage task processing asynchronously
Asynchronous message and task processing with Pub/Sub
A software pattern to control workflows and state transitions on complex processes
The strategy and practical considerations about AWS physical infrastructure
How cloud resources are identified across the AWS stack
What makes up a Lambda function?
What is AWS Lambda and how it works
Suitable use cases and advantages of using AWS Lambda
How much AWS Lambda costs, pricing model structure and how to save money on Lambda workloads
Learn the main pros/cons of AWS Lambda, and how to solve the FaaS development challenges
Main aspects of the Lambda architecture that impact application development
Quick guide for Lambda applications in Nodejs, Python, Ruby, Java, Go, C# / .NET
Different ways of invoking a Lambda function and integrating to other services
Building fault-tolerant serverless functions with AWS Lambda
Understand how Lambda scales and deals with concurrency
How to use Provisioned Concurrency to reduce function latency and improve overall performance
What are Lambda Layers and how to use them
What are cold starts, why they happen and what to do about them
Understand the Lambda retry mechanism and how functions should be designed
Managing AWS Lambda versions and aliases
How to best allocate resources and improve Lambda performance
What is DynamoDB, how it works and the main concepts of its data model
How much DynamoDB costs and its different pricing models
Query and Scan operations and how to access data on DynamoDB
Alternative indexing methods for flexible data access patterns
How to organize information and leverage DynamoDB features for advanced ways of accessing data
Different models for throughput capacity allocation and optimization in DynamoDB
Comparing NoSQL databases: DynamoDB and Mongo
Comparing managed database services: DynamoDB vs. Mongo Atlas
How does an API gateway work and what are some of the most common usecases
Learn what are the benefits or drawbacks of using APIGateway
Picking the correct one API Gateway service provider can be difficult
Types of possible errors in an AWS Lambda function and how to handle them
Best practices for what to log in an AWS Lambda function
How to log objects and classes from the Lambda application code
Program a proactive alerting system to stay on top of the serverless stack
AWS Lambda is a Function-as-a-service (FaaS) computing platform provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). As a FaaS, it provides a computing platform to execute code in the cloud. As in any serverless system, it abstracts away the complexities of provisioning and managing a cloud infrastructure.
It is commonly used when building microservices applications but also serves monolithic and other types of architectures as well. There are several use cases and multiple benefits from using AWS Lambda.
Lambda supports the following runtimes by default:
Developers can implement any other custom runtime of their choosing. The custom runtime will run in the Lambda execution environment. It can be a shell script or an executable binary3.
All Lambda functions consist of three key elements:
Lambda functions are billed by the time it takes to execute your function, being rounded up to the nearest 1ms and the GB-seconds based on the memory consumption. It also comes with a free tier of 1 million requests and 400,00 GB-seconds of compute time each month.
After the free tier, it costs $0.20 per 1 million requests and $0.00001667 for every GB-seconds. The GB-seconds is based on the memory consumption of the Lambda function. For further details check out the Lambda Pricing Page or the Lambda Cost Calculator.
We also have a detailed guide on what AWS Lambda is where we help you set up your first function.
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