AWS Lambda in Production: State of Serverless Report 2017

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AWS Lambda has become one of the most talked about cloud services of 2017. So we took a look at how New Relic customers are using our out-of-the-box instrumentation for AWS Lambda, and discovered that most are starting small to experiment and get familiar with the technology.

Right now, it seems, lightweight functions written using scripting languages that execute in a few hundred milliseconds are far more common than larger, long-running functions; the median duration of monitored functions is just 510 milliseconds. As more people gain familiarity with serverless architectures by running experiments and prototyping, however, we expect to see an increase in the number of functions per account and greater overall function complexity. We’re also curious if the trend toward polyglot AWS Lambda environments will accelerate, as more than 75% of accounts were using multiple programming languages.

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