Can Open-Source Serverless Be Simpler than Lambda?

While browsing the CNCF Serverless Slack channel recently, I noticed a message; someone needed help writing a function which processes S3 update events. He didn’t want to use AWS Lambda and alternatively was looking for an open source serverless solution over Kubernetes. I took on the challenge of writing, as a response, a function for…

In 2018, Can Cloud, Big Data and AI Stand More Turmoil?

The amount of new technologies in 2017 has been overwhelming: The cloud was adopted faster than analysts projected and brought several new tools with it; AI was introduced into just about all areas of our lives; IoT and edge computing emerged; and a slew of cloud-native technologies came into fruition, such as Kubernetes, serverless, and…

AWS re:Invent is about Data, Serverless, and AI

AWS re:Invent is all about how managed data services, serverless, and AI work together to enable new business applications. The focus is shifting from building the infrastructure of your choice in a playground that has an endless number of toys (services) to an opinionated, pre-packaged approach that enables customers to focus on business applications. Why? Businesses are aligning with the…

Serverless: Background, Challenges and Future

Serverless computing is the latest buzz, driven by the digital economy’s demand for instant results without the hassle. The serverless concept is a prepacked flavor of modern cloud-native architecture which decomposes applications to multiple stateless and elastic micro-service tiers. Micro-services shrink or grow to satisfy demand; they are restarted in case of a resource failure…

Did Amazon Just Kill Open Source?

After this week at re:invent, it is clear that Amazon is unstoppable. AWS announced many more products, all fully integrated and simple to use and if you thought infrastructure companies are its competition, think again. The new Amazon offering competes with established database vendors, the open-source big data eco-system and container eco-system, security software and…