Not All Serverless Platforms Are Created Equal

Ever since Serverless gained traction among developers with the early success of AWS Lambda, there is quite some confusion on how these platforms fit application needs. In the last two years, there was a proliferation of the next generation of Serverless platforms, going beyond the event-driven use cases to support complex enterprise applications. In the early days, AWS Lambda and other Serverless offerings imposed severe constraints on developers, limiting the application architectures supported by these platforms. However, the newer Serverless platforms are versatile, giving developers more choice with limited constraints on the application architectures. In this blog post, we will discuss the evolution of Serverless platforms and highlight the enterprise-grade features offered by newer platforms.

The Serverless market has been steadily growing, driven by agility needs, and a shift in how enterprise applications are architected. Microservices and Serverless Functions help developers churn out features at the speed of business, rather than the traditional approach of refreshing applications on longer timeframes. In fact, the market research firm Markets and Markets predicts the FaaS market size to grow to more than 7 Billion in 2021, driven mainly by the shift from DevOps to Serverless Computing. Based on our conversations with enterprise developers and decision-makers, we expect the growth in the Serverless market to be fueled by the large-scale adoption of Serverless computing in the enterprise. Enterprises see value in Serverless, but their application needs require a more flexible platform that does not constrain developers unlike the Serverless offerings from major cloud providers.

Serverless — Going beyond DevOps in the Enterprise

Stateful and Big Data Applications

Better Developer experience

Enterprise-Grade Security

Application architecture flexibility

On-Premises and Multi-Cloud support

Conclusion

Originally posted on Nimbella blog

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