Software engineer


What I learned from AWS Lambda

For the past 1 month, I had a chance to work with AWS Lambda. During the period of work with Lambda, I collected a lot of thoughts about this technology and would like to share them with you. Getting started So if you don’t know anything about AWS, I recommend starting with official docs: Amazon has a very rich documentation which will explain all the details about Lambda. If you don’t want to read the whole doc, then Lambda is a technology which allows you to deploy your code in a so-called Lambda functions - a containers somewhere inside AWS infrastructure. This gives a lot of benefits: you pay money only when you start invoking Lambda. The pricing for it is relatively low, as usual, AWS has a free tier which includes 1M free requests per month and 400,000 GB-seconds of compute time per month. The free tier description is a big confusing, I recommend using this table: Memory (MB) Free tier seconds per month Price per 100ms ($) 128 3,200,000 0.000000208 … … … 512 800,000 0.000000834 … … … 1024 400,000 0.000001667 … … … 2048 200,000 0.000003334 … … … 3008 136,170 0.000004897 Basically, for each particular...