AWS Lambda

Are you looking to implement serverless computing services or are you evaluating its use for a production environment?

As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, 1CloudHub has considerable expertise utilizing AWS Lambda services that are the best fit for your data architecture/environment.

AWS Lambda allows you to harness the power of the cloud and its benefits by running your code in the cloud without having to maintain servers or manage clusters. Attract any scale of traffic to proliferate your business and make better-informed business decisions with your data to accurately answer customer needs.

AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

ARMS – 1Cloudhub Approach To Serverless Computing Service

A - Adopt

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  • Discovery & Assessment
  • Gap Analysis
  • Future State Architecture

R - Revamp

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  • Implementation of Serverless computation
  • Setup of Lambda based Event Triggers
  • API Integration with required AWS & third-party services

M - Manage

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  • 24/7 Support & Incident Remediation
  • Guidance on upgrading to a new release
  • Periodic Security & Compliance Audits
  • Monitoring & Reporting

S - Save

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  • Cost Optimization Strategies
  • Performance Optimization

Benefits of AWS Lambda

Pay-as-you-go

  • Lambda has a pay-as-you-go pricing model with a generous free tier, and it is one of the most appealing for cost savings.

 

  • Lambda billing is based on used memory, the number of requests and execution duration rounded up to the nearest 100 milliseconds.

Event-Driven

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  • While most of the PaaS offerings are designed to be running 24/7, Lambda is completely event-driven; it will only run when invoked.

 

  • This is perfect for application services that have quiet periods followed by peaks in traffic.

Fully Scalable

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  • Lambda can instantly scale up to a large number of parallel executions when it comes to scalability, controlled by the number of concurrent executions requested.

 

  • Scaling down is handled automatically; when the Lambda function execution finishes, all the resources associated with it are automatically destroyed.

Multilingual & Frameworks

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  • Lambda comes with native support for a number of programming languages: Java, Go, PowerShell, Node.js, C#, Python, and Ruby code, and provides a Runtime API

 

  • There are additional open-source frameworks for rapid development and deployments, like Serverless, Apex, and Sparta to name a few.

AWS Lambda: Popular Use Cases

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Data processing

Lambda functions are optimized for event-based data processing. It is easy to integrate AWS Lambda with data sources like Amazon DynamoDB and trigger a Lambda function for specific kinds of data events. For example, you could employ Lambda to do some work every time an item in DynamoDB is created or updated, thus making it a good fit for things like notifications, counters and analytics.

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Scalable APIs

When building APIs using AWS Lambda, one execution of a Lambda function can serve a single HTTP request. Different parts of the API can be routed to different Lambda functions via Amazon API Gateway. AWS Lambda automatically scales individual functions according to the demand for them, so different parts of your API can scale differently according to current usage levels. This allows for cost-effective and flexible API setups.

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Task automation

With its event-driven model and flexibility, AWS Lambda is a great fit for automating various business tasks that don’t require an entire server at all times. This might include running scheduled jobs that perform clean-up in your infrastructure, processing data from forms submitted on your website, or moving data around between different datastores on demand.

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Log analysis on the fly

You can easily build a Lambda function to check log files from CloudTrail or CloudwWatch. Lambda can search in the logs looking for specific events or log entries as they occur and send out notifications via SNS. You can also easily implement custom notification hooks to Slack, Zendesk, or other systems by calling their API endpoint within Lambda.

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Operating serverless websites

To take advantage of the pricing model of Lambda and S3 hosted static websites. Consider hosting the web frontend on S3 and accelerating content delivery with Cloudfront caching. The web frontend can send requests to Lambda functions via API Gateway HTTPS endpoints. Lambda can handle the application logic and persist data to a fully-managed database service (RDS for relational, or DynamoDB for a non-relational database). You can host your Lambda functions and databases within a VPC to isolate them from other networks. As for Lambda, API Gateway and S3, you pay only after the traffic incurred, the only fixed cost will be running the database service.

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