AWS Lambda Valuable Features

Forest Lin - PeerSpot reviewer
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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President at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

It is serverless and scalable. It can scale infinitely. You don't have to worry about the size of the servers that you're pre-allocating. You don't have to build server scale-out models. Auto scale and other similar features are just inherent in Lambda. So, for atomic and fairly non-persistent transactional units of work, Lambda works very well.

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Mohamed Wael Ben Ismail - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud DevOps engineer at DeepMetis

What I like best about AWS Lambda is that it's feature-rich, and I appreciate that. I also like that it's stable and supports many languages.

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Wilfred Thomson - PeerSpot reviewer
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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DouglasStein - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Engineering at MemeSpark LLC

I think the most valuable features are event-based triggers. Basically, a Lambda function doesn't get called because you say, "I'm going to call it." It gets called because something happens: a file arrives, a message arrives, or a database gets written. It's really good for a reactive style when you want things to happen as soon as something else happens. That's the best pattern.

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Consultant at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The serverless format is a benefit because on-demand computing can be performed without having to run machines.

The solution integrates well with API gateways and S3 events via its AWS ecosystem. 

The solution works with various programming languages including .NET and Java. 

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Ashish Jaiswal - PeerSpot reviewer
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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Shaamil Ashraff - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect - Database Administration at Mitra Innovation

 The initial setup is straightforward. 

The stability is good.

It has good monitoring. the visibility is great.

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VinayKumar2 - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead Data Engineer at Seven Lakes Enterprises, Inc.

I like that it's easy to use and maintain. Lambda is good and supports different platforms, so you don't need to worry about language or maintenance.

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Consultant at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

It is my preferred product, as it provides me with source code within the solution.

It's a great product due to the fact that you don't have to pay for the servers and the uptime.

The solution is very stable.

The product scales well. 

The solution can be free to use.

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Sai Durga - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr.Software Engineer at Xoriant

The workflow is the best thing about the product. When the integration happened and from where to where is something we can see automatically and navigate the workflow. 

From Jira to AWS Lambda, we're sending data. When we go from Jira to AWS, through webhooks, we are sending data to the Lambda function. From Lambda, they're navigating Jira. Whenever the manual rework is done, they need to perform some job bundles from the AWS to the Jira only. They can operate from Jira to AWS and AWS to Jira, which is great.

The initial setup is pretty easy. 

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Daniel Calatrava - PeerSpot reviewer
Genesys Cloud Consultant / Software Engineer at Hightelecom

The most valuable feature is that there is no need to implement it in a server because it is a service.

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Johnson Adekunle - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer | AWS Certified Solutions Architect at Venture Garden Group

I like the pay-for-what-you-use feature. This is the main reason why we use AWS Lambda. I don't have to manage servers; I just have to configure Lambda and expose it to an API gateway.

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Cloud Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

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.

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Cuneyt Gurses - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect, DevOps Engineer at sonne technology

The solution runs on the latest cloud technology so it is easy to deploy cloud-native projects. 

The solution is very useful for managing triggered events. 

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Ariful Mondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at FH

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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SurjitChoudhury - PeerSpot reviewer
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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Assistant Consultant at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees

The valuable feature of AWS Lambda is the ease of coding. It is easier to code using the solution.

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Director - Technology Operations at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees

Some of the most valuable features are that it's easy to install and use. The performance is also good. 

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AWS Developer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

AWS Lambda is interlinked with CloudWatch. When we have any errors we can directly go there and check the CloudWatch logs. Additionally, we can run it very fast and we can increase the RAM size and other components.

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Director Of Sales Marketing at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

One of the most valuable features of AWS Lambda is the performance. Lambda is very technical and has very high performance, as well as good real-time performance. 

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Lead architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

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

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Ansari Rehman - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Data Architect at Capgemini

I have found this solution very useful. By using Lambda, we can use Python code and the Boto3 solution. 

The triggering feature is also valuable. For example, if we are using Kafka, we need to be aware that the language comes in Kafka when we write in Python, and that we are transforming our data into the meaningful server and dumping that into the S3 bucket.

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Cloud architect at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees

This product is easy to use.

The integration with other AWS products is straightforward. For our current usage, the integration that we have is sufficient. Everything is connected to CloudWatch and it's working.

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Service Deliery Manager at Amaysim

I think the most valuable feature is the agility of the solution. You can deploy any codes you like and then control how you want them to be handled.

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Software Development Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

It provides us with everything that we need.

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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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Cyprian Oyiengo - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Implementation and Security at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees

The solution offers good performance. It is a good tool for developers. 

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Project Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

Lambda is a lot like AWS Stack. It integrates well with other products. 

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Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

It is easy to use.

I like the way it manages.

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Member at a religious institution with self employed

The programming language and the integration with other AWS services are the most valuable features.

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Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

In respect of the function and template, I find the solution to be easy to use, as it obviates the need to do the same thing repeatedly. 

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Chef manager at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have two or three applications that are hosted with Lambda. Being on cloud, the solution has its own advantages with good management of resources. You can spin up anything instantly without any investment and disaster recovery or HA is taken care of by the service itself. 

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Krishnan Ambady - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Director at Look Ltd

One of the most valuable features of this solution is its scalability. 

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JoshuaEfienokwu - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Lambda makes the administration of all our services related to Amazon really easy. 

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Shrishti Sisodia - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Manager at HCL Technologies

AWS Lambda's best features are log analysis and event triggering and actioning.

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Rohit Zanwar - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical manager at Flipkart

AWS Lambda's most valuable feature is serverless architecture.

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