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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 What is Serverless?

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’.

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

High Scalability

ben11kehoe : Statelessness is not the critical property of #serverless compute, it's ephemerality. Wake up! It's HighScalability time: Isn't inetd a better comp? link ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. Know anyone who needs cloud?

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?

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.

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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A case for managed and model-less inference serving

The Morning Paper

Perhaps inspired by serverless in spirit and in terminology, the path forward proposed in this paper is towards a managed and model-less inference serving system. First off there still is a model of course (but then there are servers hiding behind a serverless abstraction too!).

Choosing a cloud DBMS: architectures and tradeoffs

The Morning Paper

Serverless o?erings Therefore, a cloud DBMS user should consider Athena as an option for select workloads and utilize storage that can be accessed by serverless options. Choosing a cloud DBMS: architectures and tradeoffs Tan et al., VLDB’19.

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.

SpringOne Platform: Four great days of sharing new ways of innovating with Pivotal Platform

Dynatrace

It’s a pluggable, serverless event-based approach helping users transition from continuous delivery to continuous operations by building automation into continuous integration systems (like Concourse) across four key areas: Interested to learn more about Keptn – visit: www.keptn.sh . .

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.

Integrate Azure Monitor to get AI-powered service behavior insights

Dynatrace

With rich offerings available in platform services and the growing popularity of serverless application architectures, new challenges in monitoring have emerged. Dynatrace news.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For January 25th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: My god, it's full of synapses! ( 3D map of a fly's brain ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? Please go to Patreon and do what comes natural. Need cloud? Stand under Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 (35 nearly 5 star reviews).

An open-source benchmark suite for microservices and their hardware-software implications for cloud & edge systems

The Morning Paper

Two versions of the Lambda implementation were compared: one using S3 for communication of state between functions, and one that uses the memory of four additional EC2 instances (DynamoDB or SQS feel like more natural serverless choices here, assuming the state is not generally large?).