Nov 8, 2018

AWS Lambda Service Launched at AWS


AWS Lambda, a compute service that runs custom JavaScript code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources. According to Amazon, AWS Lambda starts running code within milliseconds of an event such as an image upload, in-app activity, website click, or output from a connected device. Developers can also use AWS Lambda to create new back-end services where compute resources are automatically triggered based on custom requests.  Developers write code in JavaScript that executes within the Lambda environment. This service makes it easy to develop and host code that can be triggered based on specific events generated by AWS services including S3, DynamoDB and Kinesis.  Developers pay only for the requests served and compute time required to run their code. AWS Lambda charges for compute time in increments of 100 milliseconds, making it cost-effective and easy to scale apps to handle concurrent requests. AWS Lambda is available in preview. According to the official blog post, AWS Lambda is a zero-administration compute platform. Developers don't have to configure, launch, or monitor EC2 instances. They need not install any operating systems or language environments. They don't need to think about scale or fault tolerance and you don't need to request or reserve capacity. A freshly created function is ready and able to handle tens of thousands of requests per hour with absolutely no incremental effort on your part, and on a very cost-effective basis. Interested developers can apply for early access.