Serverless computing, especially AWS Lambda, is a darling of Enterprise IT professionals. First entering the spotlight four years ago, Lambda allows the running of code without provisioning or managing servers. Thus it owes its rising popularity to ease of use, scalability and low costs tied solely to consumed compute time. In response to this increased demand for information on serverless computing, Karsun Solutions Data Analyst Sidharth Ramesh recently presented an Introduction to AWS Lambda at the Northern Virginia Linux Users Group. This Lambda 101 style talk served as an introduction to serverless.

Lambda 101

In his talk, Sidharth explains AWS Lambda is a function-as-a-service event-driven model. Sidharth uses the analogy of pushing code, rather than spinning up new instances. He outlines this departure from previous architectures and suggests use cases where Lambda may replace EC2 instances.

He provides an overview of implementation, including strategies for structuring event triggers. Drawing upon his past interactions with the Karsun Innovation Center, he shared lessons learned as well as suggested use cases. These include using Lambda in ETL or scenarios requiring an infrastructure as code approach.

View Sidharth’s complete talk on YouTube and his presentation on GitPitch.

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Established in 2009, Karsun Solutions LLC is in the business of solving problems. A premier IT consulting firm, we are an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner, AWS Public Sector Partner, and AWS Authorized Reseller. From DevOps to Cloud Migration AWS is one of our many partners empowering Karsun Teams to Do Extraordinary! These teams deliver a portfolio of Enterprise Modernization services including Cloud Solutions, Modern Software Development, and Advanced Analytics. Our premier customers include the General Services Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, US Department of Homeland Security, Smithsonian and Government Accountability Office. Karsun Solutions’ quality, development, and information security practices include CMMI Level 3, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 certifications.