Top Links from Issue #139

This issue was published on April 27, 2021

The past, present, and future of S3

In this issue, Werner reflects on the granddaddy of serverless services, we think about data as a utility, and we revisit the value of hexagonal architecture. Read the full issue...

Most Popular Links

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Cloud Serverless Lock-in doesn’t exist (if your Team knows Hexagoxal Architecture) by Filippo Cilluffo
Serverless architecture built on top of the PaaS solutions offered from the different Cloud provider are fantastic. Nonetheless many Companies remain prudent about it because of their fears about Lock-in.


Why We Moved From Lambda to ECS by Originally published
After many months of development, my team just announced the general availability of our platform. That milestone seems like a perfect opportunity to look back and reflect on how the infrastructure that supports Prismatic has evolved over time.


AWS Lambda performance optimization by Maciej Radzikowski
There are two reasons to optimize AWS Lambda functions performance. First is money – you pay for the Lambda execution duration. The quicker you do the job, the less you pay. The second is latency – the quicker you do the job, the shorter your client waits for the result.


DynamoDB : When to NOT use “query” and instead use “scan” by Roger20Federer
If you’re new to DynamoDB, chances are that all you’ve heard so far would be “Query is the way to go, do NOT use Scan Operations”. Which is true in most cases, but in what cases are they discouraged and “Scan” is encouraged ?


AWS Architecture Pattern for Scheduled & Serverless Batch Processing by Michael Wittig
Scheduled batch jobs are the heart of many business processes implemented by enterprise applications. Reports are generated daily, databases are optimized over the weekend, and business logic is executed nightly.

Honorable Mentions

There are so many great blog posts, tutorials, use cases, and more shared each week by the #serverless community, that picking just a few to feature is really hard. So here are some other honorable mentions chosen by our readers.

Amazon CTO on Past, Present, Future of S3 by Nicole Hemsoth
While the interface has changed little over time, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is anything but basic on the backend. With over fifteen years of development, the concept of “storage for the internet” spinning from retailer Amazon.

How I Built an Overengineered Serverless Uptime Checker by Kyle Carter
Recently I was working on a project where we were working with a third party in order to process different Office files. This third-party had both a production tenant as well as a development tenant as can be common with these types of integrations.

Setting a Static IP for AWS Lambda (or any AWS instance) by Alex Damiani
References Youtube video explanation, GitHub repo What's so important about a static IP? Having a static outgoing IP for your AWS Lambda function (or any AWS instance) is a common use-case when the third-party you're trying to access data from imposes a restriction that they only accept requests fr

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Jeremy is the GM of Serverless Cloud at Serverless, Inc. and an AWS Serverless Hero that has a soft spot for helping people solve problems using serverless. He frequently consults with companies and developers transitioning away from the traditional “server-full” approach. You can find him ranting about serverless on Twitter, in several forums and Slack groups, hosting the Serverless Chats podcast, and at (virtual) conferences around the world.


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