Full visibility into your serverless applications with AI-powered Azure Functions monitoring (GA)

Dynatrace

Following the innovation of microservices, serverless computing is the next step in the evolution of how applications are built in the cloud. Serverless computing is a computing model that “allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers.”.

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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Full visibility into your serverless applications with AI-powered Azure Functions monitoring (GA)

Dynatrace

Following the innovation of microservices, serverless computing is the next step in the evolution of how applications are built in the cloud. Serverless computing is a computing model that “allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers.”.

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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.’ Central to the paper is their observation that the serverless execution environment has a number of unique properties (such as warm starting / reuse of execution environments) that can make it harder build correct applications. Things to be aware of when going serverless.

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. You can imagine Serverless as Microservices broken down further , per function. In fact, some people think that Serverless is the natural progression after Microservices. So, how do I Serverless?

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. With a serverless approach, you can build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. This has led to improvements such as adding a special Lambda mode that sends data off quickly by integrating with our serverless framework. Dynatrace news.

AWS Lambda Pricing: How Much it Costs to Run a Serverless Application?

Simform

FIgure out the cost of running a serverless application and what are the potential cost optimization strategies. The post AWS Lambda Pricing: How Much it Costs to Run a Serverless Application? Read this blog to understand and analyze AWS Lambda pricing.

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. This blog explains 10 AWS Lambda Use Cases to help you get started with serverless. The post 10 AWS Lambda Use Cases to Start Your Serverless Journey appeared first on Insights on Latest Software Technologies - Simform Blog.

Revisiting “Serverless Architectures”

The Symphonia

I started writing “ Serverless Architectures ” in May 2016. Fast forward to two years later and the article has had more than half a million visits, regularly appears in the top five Google search results for “Serverless”, and helped launched Symphonia ?—?my Serverless is a highly dynamic area and two years is a lifetime in this world. What is Serverless? Two years ago I defined Serverless as the combination of BaaS and FaaS, and I’m pretty happy with that.

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. Whether or not there is a competition between Kubernetes containers and serverless. Considerations when attempting to move an existing application to a serverless architecture.

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., Today’s paper analyses serverless workloads on Azure (the characterisation of those workloads is interesting in its own right), where users want fast function start times (avoiding cold starts), and the cloud provider wants to minimise resources consumed (costs).

Dynatrace launches automatic end-to-end observability via traces for AWS Lambda (Preview program)

Dynatrace

This means, you don’t need to change even a single line of code in the serverless functions themselves. Serverless functions extend applications to accelerate speed of innovation. These serverless functions allow developers to focus on their business logic. Dynatrace news.

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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.

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. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Serverless, Special Coverage: Agile + DevOps East 2019, Application TestingYou can just throw code at the cloud and have an application.

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. Tooling We often complain about the lack of maturity of tooling for Serverless development, and we were happy to see a lot of updates in this area. the Serverless Application Model, and Amazon’s answer to the Serverless Framework?—?got

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.

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. Nevertheless, because it fits so nicely with the stateless model of serverless compute, it’s a really interesting idea to explore. A key challenge… is that serverless functions are stateless.

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. And of course if you’d like to chat about what you’re doing with Serverless please send us an email. John’s on AWS Lambda and the JVM (which needed 2 repeats) and Mike’s on Serverless and Organizational Effectiveness.

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! If you are looking for more examples there are the Lambda Serverless Reference Architectures that can serve as the blueprint for building your own serverless applications. Mobile Backend Serverless Reference Architecture. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

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! If you are looking for more examples there are the Lambda Serverless Reference Architectures that can serve as the blueprint for building your own serverless applications. Mobile Backend Serverless Reference Architecture. Real-time File Processing Serverless Reference Architecture.

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? A couple of great things about Serverless technologies is that applications using Serverless are incredibly quick to develop, and in low-usage scenarios cost very little or nothing to run.

Symphonia at Velocity 2018, and more Serverless Insights

The Symphonia

Hello friendly Serverless Insights subscribers! We’ll get to all of those later on, but first I’m going to start the news this time with a roundup of an interesting day last week… News from the Serverless World Keynote Stage at Velocity 2018 Last week I was at O’Reilly’s Velocity conference in San Jose. 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.

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

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 ?

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.

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. Microservices architecture has made tremendous changes to how we develop our software applications. Higher granularity in microservices is exposing boundaries that were previously hidden.

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. The post AI-powered, automated observability and deep visibility into serverless apps running on Google Cloud Run appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Dynatrace news.

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. Serverless, and related announcements, at re:Invent 2018 The fountains at the Bellagio?—?still still a welcome break when in Vegas Serverless was a Very Big Deal this year for AWS. lightweight virtualization for Serverless Computing”.

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.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 31st, 2020

High Scalability

Serverless is really complex. Hey, it's HighScalability time! Or is it? paulbiggar sparked a thoughtful Twitter thread. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff won't happen.

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 NetworksFor enterprise customers either undergoing or planning the digital transformation, this is an important question to ask.

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. Mike Roberts explores ideas for trying serverless as well as a framework for evaluating its effectiveness within your organization. Watch " 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 that of the ability to overwhelm downstream systems with unfettered load?—?got got a lot smoother at re:Invent 2017. The problems In Learning Lambda Part 9 , I described Lambda’s scaling behavior?—?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. The speaker proposals we receive for the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference are valuable because they come from speakers who are often the leading names in their fields. These go-to experts and practitioners operate on the front lines of technology.

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.” The best way to do that is to keep your ball of mud to the minimum possible size— serverless is the most powerful tool ever developed to do exactly that. 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? Please support me on Patreon.

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. To successfully support and manage these applications, it has become very important to have full visibility into these distributed applications. Application monitoring practices as we currently use the are no longer sufficient.

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.

Dynatrace earns top position in ISG Provider Lens™ Cloud-Native Observability Solutions Quadrant

Dynatrace

As part of the Cloud – Native Container Services report, ISG designed the Cloud-Native Observability Quadrant to help organizations select the best observability solution for cloud-native environments that use Kubernetes, service mesh, microservices, and serverless architectures.

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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.’ Cloudburst’s function composition matches state-of-the-art Python runtime latency and outperforms commercial serverless infrastructure by 1-3 orders of magnitude. The serverless story is only just beginning!

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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. They'll learn a lot and love you even more.

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

High Scalability

billion : 27% increase in AI funding; 70% : Microsoft security bugs are memory safety issues; 11 : new version of Perl; 24% : serverless users are new to cloud computing; 1 million : SpaceX satellite uplinks; $500K : ticket to mars; $13 billion : Google's new datacenter construction; 59% : increase in Tesla Autosteer accidents; $.30 Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Opportunity crossed over the rainbow bridge after 15 years of loyal service. " Our beloved Opportunity remains silent.".

Seamlessly Swapping the API backend of the Netflix Android app

The Netflix TechBlog

We went from an essentially serverless model in a monolithic service, to deploying and maintaining a new microservice that hosted our app backend endpoints.