Benefits of Lambda - Security Overview of AWS Lambda

Benefits of Lambda

Customers who want to increase the creativity and speed of their development organizations without compromising their IT team’s ability to provide a scalable, cost-effective, and manageable infrastructure find that AWS Lambda enables them to trade operational complexity for agility and better pricing, without compromising on scale or reliability.

Lambda offers many benefits, including the following:

No servers to manage

Lambda runs your code on highly available, fault-tolerant infrastructure spread across multiple Availability Zones (AZs) in a single Region, seamlessly deploying code, and providing all the administration, maintenance, and patches of the infrastructure. Lambda also provides built-in logging and monitoring, including integration with Amazon CloudWatch, CloudWatch Logs, and AWS CloudTrail.

Continuous scaling

Lambda precisely manages scaling of your functions (or application) by running event initiated code in parallel and processing each event individually.

Millisecond metering

With AWS Lambda, you are charged for every millisecond (ms) your code runs, and the number of times your code is run. You pay for consistent throughput or run duration, instead of by server unit.

Increases innovation

Lambda frees up your programming resources by taking over the infrastructure management, allowing you to focus more on innovation and development of business logic.

Modernize your applications

Lambda enables you to use functions with pre-trained machine learning (ML) models to inject artificial intelligence into applications more easily. A single application programming interface (API) request can classify images, analyze videos, convert speech to text, perform natural language processing, and more.

Support for developers

Lambda supports developers through the AWS Serverless Application Repository for discovering, deploying, and publishing serverless applications; AWS Serverless Application Model for building serverless applications and integrations with various integrated development environments (IDEs) (such as AWS Cloud9, AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, AWS Toolkits for Azure DevOps, and several others). For more information, refer to AWS Toolkits for PyCharm, IntelliJ, and Visual Studio Code. Lambda is integrated with additional AWS services to empower you to take advantage of the breadth and depth of AWS when building serverless applications.