Formal foundations of serverless computing

The Morning Paper

Formal foundations of serverless computing Jangda et al., won a distinguished paper award at OOPSLA this year for their work on ‘Formal foundations of serverless computing.’ Things to be aware of when going serverless. SPL, a serverless composition language.

Introducing serverless to your organization

O'Reilly Software

Mike Roberts explores ideas for trying serverless as well as a framework for evaluating its effectiveness within your organization. Continue reading Introducing serverless to your organization

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What is Serverless Architecture?

cdemi

Let's talk about the elephant in the room; Serverless doesn't really mean that there are no Software or Hardware servers. Serverless Computing is also known as FaaS (Function as a Service). Serverless is currently a hot topic in many modern architectural patterns.

Full visibility into your serverless stack with AI-powered FaaS monitoring

Dynatrace

Application workloads that are based on serverless functions—especially AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions— are a key trend in cloud-first application development and operations. Taking Dynatrace A I -based serverless monitoring to the next level. Dynatrace news.

Firecracker: lightweight virtualization for serverless applications

The Morning Paper

Firecracker: lightweight virtualisation for serverless applications , Agache et al., By building Firecracker specifically for serverless and container applications, it was possible to make simplifying assumptions opening up a new design point.

10 AWS Lambda Use Cases to Start Your Serverless Journey

Simform

Many big companies such as Netflix, Conde Nast and NY Times are migrating their compute services to serverless. But sometimes the cloud architects are confused about the application of serverless technologies.

Serverless in the wild: characterizing and optimising the serverless workload at a large cloud provider

The Morning Paper

Serverless in the wild: characterizing and optimising the serverless workload at a large cloud provider , Shahrad et al., Those insights inform the policy design. ###Serverless in the real world, a service provider’s perspective.

Kelsey Hightower and Chris Gaun on serverless and Kubernetes

O'Reilly Software

This episode of the O’Reilly Podcast, features a conversation on serverless and Kubernetes, with Kelsey Hightower , developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform at Google (and co-author of Kubernetes: Up and Running ), and Chris Gaun , Kubernetes product manager at Mesosphere.

How to solve the testing challenges that come with serverless apps

TechBeacon Testing

Serverless technologies can go a long way toward helping organizations with certain application needs avoid the complexity of infrastructure management. But implementing serverless apps has consequences.

Serverless at re:Invent 2017

The Symphonia

the Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) platform which is the core of AWS’ larger Serverless service suite. Traffic shaping / canary deployment was pre-announced at Serverless Conf NYC in October, and this is now available. Amazon’s answer to the idea of ‘Serverless containers’.

Narrowing the gap between serverless and its state with storage functions

The Morning Paper

Narrowing the gap between serverless and its state with storage functions , Zhang et al., While being motivated by serverless use cases, there’s nothing especially serverless about the key-value store, Shredder , this paper reports on.

Symphonia’s Serverless Insights — December 2017

The Symphonia

Hello everyone, and welcome to the last Serverless Insights of 2017! Our mission for this coming year remains the same: to improve the effectiveness of organizations through Serverless, DevOps, and related practices and philosophies. serverless aws blog cloud-computing

Some new Serverless Architecture videos from John and Mike

The Symphonia

First up is my talk on “Crossing the Serverless Fireswamp” ?—?which which helps you understand the limitations of a serverless approach, and learn a practical set of techniques for dealing with them. link] Next up is John, who took his talk “Building Resilient Serverless Systems” to QCon London. Ever wanted to know how to deploy serverless apps easily and around the planet? aws lambda presentations architecture serverlessHi everyone.

Serverless Reference Architecture with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

I see a tremendous interest in examples how to build such applications, and articles such as " The Serverless Start-Up - Down With Servers! Mobile Backend Serverless Reference Architecture. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

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Examining the AWS Serverless Application Repository

The Symphonia

the Serverless Application Repository (SAR)?—?at The general goal of SAR is to make it easier to distribute, and consume, applications that have been developed using AWS Serverless products, like Lambda. Thanks to @ 3Nimbus / [link] What is the Serverless Application Repository?

Serverless Reference Architectures with AWS Lambda

All Things Distributed

I see a tremendous interest in examples how to build such applications, and articles such as " The Serverless Start-Up - Down With Servers! Mobile Backend Serverless Reference Architecture. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

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Symphonia at Velocity 2018, and more Serverless Insights

The Symphonia

Hello friendly Serverless Insights subscribers! I was fortunate to be both presenting a 2-day workshop (on AWS Serverless Architectures and Continuous Deployment) as well as hosting a full-day Serverless track of talks. 2 Day Serverless CD Masterclass?

Symphonia’s Serverless Insights — March 2018

The Symphonia

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first Symphonia Serverless Insights of 2018! We have been, to coin a phrase from Mike’s homeland, ‘jolly busy’, over the last few months, but it’s good to be able to take a step back for a minute and look at the ever growing Serverless Forest from our usual spot among the trees. News from the Serverless World A new year brings a promise of growth. ahem* … I say ‘final’ Jeff Conf since it is metamorphosing into Serverless Days.

How to make a Serverless Real Time Chat App

Simform

The post How to make a Serverless Real Time Chat App appeared first on Insights on Latest Software Technologies - Simform Blog. Cloud

A Guide to Reducing Cold Start Frequency

DZone

If you have a serverless architecture , cold starts can cause these lags. performance serverless aws lambda faas lambda architecture cold startTime is money , especially in the age of the Internet. In fact, users decide within 8 seconds if they're going to continue using your service. Frequent lags can destroy your reputation.

Installing WordPress 5 on ZEIT Now with MySQL Hosting

Scalegrid

Our friends over at ZEIT’s Now global serverless deployment platform whipped up a great tutorial for WordPress5-on-Now using cheap MySQL hosting instances from ScaleGrid. Now focuses on being the best platform for serverless hosting, but you need to find a way to store your data permanently. Want to deploy WordPress 5.0 on the Now platform by ZEIT ?

Debugging Microservices With Contract Testing

DZone

performance software testing microservice architecture consumer microservice best practices producer serverless applications contract testing microservices debuggingSign your contract tests on the dotted line.

AI-powered, automated observability and deep visibility into serverless apps running on Google Cloud Run

Dynatrace

Cloud Run brings serverless to containers. Read on to see how Dynatrace m onitors the dynamics in your Cloud Run environment and understands and raises the performance of serverless applications through AI and automation. . How to raise the performance of your serverless apps.

Are microservices a security threat?

O'Reilly Software

Liz Rice outlines the security implications of microservices, containers, and serverless. Continue reading Are microservices a security threat

Did you get your re:Invent holiday wish?

The Symphonia

In this issue of Serverless Insights I’m going to focus on announcements from re:Invent, and “pre:Invent”?—?the Specifically I’m almost entirely going to focus on Serverless, and Serverless related updates. lightweight virtualization for Serverless Computing”.

Content Management Systems of the Future: Headless, JAMstack, ADN and Functions at the Edge

Abhishek Tiwari

Recently I was asked about content management systems (CMS) of the future - more specifically how they are evolving in the era of microservices, APIs, and serverless computing. CMS Serverless Microservices Content Delivery Networks

What are our re:Invent predictions? And updates!

The Symphonia

More “Service Mesh” style functionality across AWS Serverless services. Mike spoke on “Introducing Serverless to your Organization” as a keynote at O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Europe (video here ?—?Safari Safari subscription required for full talk, slides here ) John gave tutorials on “Serverless Content Delivery ” at OSCON, and a talk on “Building resilient Serverless Systems” at Velocity Europe, which he’ll be reprising at QCon London in March.

Highlights from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in London 2018

O'Reilly Software

Watch highlights from expert talks covering microservices, Kubernetes, serverless, and more. Liz Rice outlines the security implications of microservices, containers, and serverless. Introducing serverless to your organization.

AWS Lambda Reserved Concurrency

The Symphonia

blog lambda aws-lambda aws serverlessThe most important new text box of re:Invent? Lambda is a wonderful platform. However, it is still in its early years, and has a number of limitations and rough edges. One of those edges?—?that

The topics to watch in software architecture

O'Reilly Software

Microservices, serverless, AI, ML, and Kubernetes are among the most notable topics in our analysis of proposals from the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 21st, 2018

High Scalability

3) Serverless will rocket. Tim Bray : How to talk about [Serverless Latency] · To start with, don’t just say “I need 120ms.” Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Have a very scalable Xmas everyone! See you in the New Year. Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Moving to Observability Driven Development

DZone

With all the benefits that microservices architecture and cloud-native and serverless applications bring, they also add a lot of complexity from an operations point of view.

Cloudburst: stateful functions-as-a-service

The Morning Paper

Today’s paper choice is a fresh-from-the-arXivs take on serverless computing from the RISELab at Berkeley, addressing some of the limitations outlined in last year’s ‘ Berkeley view on serverless computing.’ The serverless story is only just beginning!

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Updated Azure SQL Database Tier Options

SQL Performance

Serverless Database. Microsoft took that idea and built a new compute tier called Azure SQL Database serverless, which became generally available in November 2019. The overall cost of serverless is the summation of the compute cost and storage cost.

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Best Practices for Efficient Log Management and Monitoring

DZone

This is especially true because of the distributed and dynamic nature of cloud-native apps, which are often deployed using ephemeral technologies like containers and serverless functions. When managing cloud-native applications, it's essential to have end-to-end visibility into what's happening at any given time.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 8th, 2019

High Scalability

It's HighScalability time: A highly simplified diagram of serverless. ( @jbesw ). Wake up! Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud? I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 just for them. It has 40 mostly 5 star reviews.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For February 15th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Opportunity crossed over the rainbow bridge after 15 years of loyal service. " Our beloved Opportunity remains silent.". Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud?

Building an elastic query engine on disaggregated storage

The Morning Paper

Going further, Snowflake would like to explore serverless platforms for their auto-scaling, high elasticity, and fine-grained billing. Building an elastic query engine on disaggregated storage , Vuppalapati, NSDI’20.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For March 22nd, 2019

High Scalability

slobodan_ : "It is serverless the same way WiFi is wireless. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Van Gogh? Nope. A satellite image of phytoplankton populations or algae blooms in the Baltic Sea. NASA ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 14th, 2018

High Scalability

Serverless is for startups who can't afford their own. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: We've come a long way in 50 years. Or have we? Alan Kay : I believe ARPA spent $ 175,000 of 1968 money for that one demo. That’s probably like a million bucks today.

CIO research: Cloud complexity of growing concern

Dynatrace

Despite the concern about the enterprise cloud increasing complexity, most CIOs said their businesses have adopted several different cloud technologies in the last twelve months; microservices, private cloud, containers and serverless computing amongst the most adopted. Dynatrace news.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 31st, 2018

High Scalability

michael_beh : there are so many price comparisons between #serverless and non-serverless deployments missing costs for multi-AZ, multi-region, operational OS mgmt, load balancer, pre-prod envs, etc. All of them are part of GBsec price in serverless. Hey, it's HighScalability time: This mind blowing creation is from John Williamson. It's the first million integers, represented as binary vectors indicating their prime factors, laid out with UMAP.

Your technology architecture and engineering organization should coevolve as your startup grows

Abhishek Tiwari

Explore serverless functions to create Skills++: Induct Technical Architects, Developer Experience (DevX) 50-100 Engineers Focus: Finding new ways to add more value quickly for your customers by exploiting data.