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Software Development Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to install, reliable, and scales well

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda for several things. We are using it, for instance, to do authentication of information from HTTP sites. We use it for alerting when monitoring the direct database infrastructure, and we use it for API transformation.

What is most valuable?

It provides us with everything that we need.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using AWS Lambda for two or three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We don't have a problem with the stability of AWS Lambda. It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution. We have many users, but it is based on volume and the number of transactions, not by the number of users.

How are customer service and

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda for several things. We are using it, for instance, to do authentication of information from HTTP sites. We use it for alerting when monitoring the direct database infrastructure, and we use it for API transformation.

What is most valuable?

It provides us with everything that we need.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using AWS Lambda for two or three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We don't have a problem with the stability of AWS Lambda. It's very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable solution.

We have many users, but it is based on volume and the number of transactions, not by the number of users.

How are customer service and support?

We have no issues with the technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use a number of AWS services.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. 

We have scripted most of the things. There was no problem with the installation.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price in general could always be better.

The fees are volume-based.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate AWS Lambda a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 20
Scans the cloud system and if they are any security anomalies it triggers an email

What is our primary use case?

We have only used it for a few services. It's still in POC mode. We haven't done any production on it currently. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it scans the cloud system and if they are any security anomalies it triggers an email. 

What needs improvement?

The running time of AWS Lambda runs fine. It takes around five minutes but it would be great if that time could be extended. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Lambda for two to three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't seen any issues regarding stability as of now.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to expand the platform.

How are customer service and technical support?

What is our primary use case?

We have only used it for a few services. It's still in POC mode. We haven't done any production on it currently. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it scans the cloud system and if they are any security anomalies it triggers an email. 

What needs improvement?

The running time of AWS Lambda runs fine. It takes around five minutes but it would be great if that time could be extended. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Lambda for two to three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't seen any issues regarding stability as of now.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to expand the platform.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is quite good. We have enterprise support, so it is quite good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy. 

What about the implementation team?

I did the deployment with the help of consultants. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Lambda to someone considering it. 

I would rate it an eight out of ten. 

The pricing is similar to Azure services, they are quite competitive pricing-wise if you compare Azure and AWS.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
No server installation, good support for various languages, stable, and flexible

What is our primary use case?

It is useful in many scenarios. For example, in a microservices architecture where serverless functionality is required, one can use Lambda.

What is most valuable?

The basic feature that I like is that there is no server installation. It also has good support for various languages, such as Java, .NET, C#, and Python.

What needs improvement?

Its price should be improved. Its pricing is on the higher side.  I am not sure if it currently supports the Go language. If it doesn't support the Go language, they can introduce it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is flexible and scalable. I have a couple of customers who are using Lambda. They are from the…

What is our primary use case?

It is useful in many scenarios. For example, in a microservices architecture where serverless functionality is required, one can use Lambda.

What is most valuable?

The basic feature that I like is that there is no server installation. It also has good support for various languages, such as Java, .NET, C#, and Python.

What needs improvement?

Its price should be improved. Its pricing is on the higher side. 

I am not sure if it currently supports the Go language. If it doesn't support the Go language, they can introduce it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is flexible and scalable. I have a couple of customers who are using Lambda. They are from the banking domain.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've not reached out to Lambda technical support, but they should be good.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is simple. It doesn't require much effort. It hardly takes 10 to 15 minutes to make a Lambda service functional.

What about the implementation team?

We had done the installation with the vendor. We have three developers for its implementation.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Its pricing is on the higher side.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate AWS Lambda an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
Cyprian Oyiengo
Head of Implementation and Security at a financial services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Has good performance and tech support

What is our primary use case?

We are using the latest version. We use the solution for the building of small applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution offers good performance. It is a good tool for developers. 

What needs improvement?

I wish to see better execution time in the next release. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I believe we have been using AWS Lambda for around a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is sufficiently scalable.  We have plans to increase its usage. 

How are customer service and support?

I am satisfied with Amazon tech support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is fine.  Its…

What is our primary use case?

We are using the latest version.

We use the solution for the building of small applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution offers good performance. It is a good tool for developers. 

What needs improvement?

I wish to see better execution time in the next release. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I believe we have been using AWS Lambda for around a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is sufficiently scalable. 

We have plans to increase its usage. 

How are customer service and support?

I am satisfied with Amazon tech support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is fine. 

Its duration varies with the application that one is deploying. 

What about the implementation team?

The installation can be accomplished on one's own. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution is pay as you go.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

To the best of my knowledge, we have been using the solution from the get go. 

What other advice do I have?

There are 100 end users making use of the solution in our organization. 

I would recommend the solution to others.

The solution is recommended for those who have event-based applications. 

I rate Lambda AWS as a nine-point-five out of ten. 

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Project Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
It helps us to standardize our security practices and approaches

What is our primary use case?

We mainly use AWS Lambda for data transformation and authentication.

How has it helped my organization?

We moved our users into the Amazon Cognito pool, so it helps us to standardize our security practices, approaches, etc. We can customize Lambda for authentication to integrate it with API Gateway and other services.

What is most valuable?

Lambda is a lot like AWS Stack. It integrates well with other products. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using AWS Lambda for a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

Amazon doesn't have enough local support based in…

What is our primary use case?

We mainly use AWS Lambda for data transformation and authentication.

How has it helped my organization?

We moved our users into the Amazon Cognito pool, so it helps us to standardize our security practices, approaches, etc. We can customize Lambda for authentication to integrate it with API Gateway and other services.

What is most valuable?

Lambda is a lot like AWS Stack. It integrates well with other products. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using AWS Lambda for a year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

Amazon doesn't have enough local support based in our country. But we haven't had to use support much. There are enough publicly available materials on the internet, so it's pretty well documented.

How was the initial setup?

The AWS Lambda setup is doable. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

AWS Lambda's price is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

I rate AWS Lambda nine out of 10.  

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Scales automatically, low-cost, dependable, and has excellent customer service

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda to automatically manages some compute resources. It triggers and screens some of my services.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. I like the way it manages.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more integration with other platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AWS Lambda for a few years. We are not using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

You do not have to scale AWS Lambda, it automatically scales for you. AWS Lambda is used on a daily basis. We only have a few people who used this solution. I have two teams.

How are customer service and support?

What is our primary use case?

We use AWS Lambda to automatically manages some compute resources.

It triggers and screens some of my services.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use.

I like the way it manages.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more integration with other platforms.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AWS Lambda for a few years.

We are not using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

AWS Lambda is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

You do not have to scale AWS Lambda, it automatically scales for you.

AWS Lambda is used on a daily basis.

We only have a few people who used this solution. I have two teams.

How are customer service and support?

We have a dedicated manager.

My experience with support so far has been good.

How was the initial setup?

It doesn't require any installation at all.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

AWS Lambda is inexpensive.

What other advice do I have?

I am very happy with this solution. I would recommend it to others who are interested in it.

I would rate AWS Lambda an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Member at a religious institution with self employed
Real User
Good integration with other AWS services, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use it for serverless functions.

What is most valuable?

The programming language and the integration with other AWS services are the most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

Its performance can be improved. There should also be more dynamic security permissions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since I joined this company, which was two years ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable.

How are customer service and support?

There are no issues. So far, I am completely satisfied with their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy.

What about the

What is our primary use case?

We use it for serverless functions.

What is most valuable?

The programming language and the integration with other AWS services are the most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

Its performance can be improved. There should also be more dynamic security permissions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution since I joined this company, which was two years ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable.

How are customer service and support?

There are no issues. So far, I am completely satisfied with their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other options because it was a requirement for the project.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to predefine the main model and ensure their CI/CD pipeline.

I am satisfied with Lambda, and I would recommend it to others. I would rate it an eight out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Has straightforward installation, but should have better automation with other Amazon products

What is most valuable?

In respect of the function and template, I find the solution to be easy to use, as it obviates the need to do the same thing repeatedly. 

What needs improvement?

The automation with other Amazon products could be better. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

As the solution is on-cloud, it is already scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

There is another local team with whom we work when it comes to the need for technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation and configuration of the solution is straightforward.  The length of the deployment can vary with the solution. It took us half a day but, when accounting for the configurations and connectivity, all told, this can take about one or two…

What is most valuable?

In respect of the function and template, I find the solution to be easy to use, as it obviates the need to do the same thing repeatedly. 

What needs improvement?

The automation with other Amazon products could be better. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

As the solution is on-cloud, it is already scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

There is another local team with whom we work when it comes to the need for technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation and configuration of the solution is straightforward. 

The length of the deployment can vary with the solution. It took us half a day but, when accounting for the configurations and connectivity, all told, this can take about one or two days. 

What about the implementation team?

The cloud team consists of 47 people. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution is deployed on-cloud. 

In the past year, we have around 75 to 80 Lambda functions. 

The solution provides basic security standards.

I would recommend the solution to others. 

I rate AWS Lambda as a five to six out of ten. 

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