Posted On: April 29, 2020

AWS Lambda: What Is It? How Does It Work? Why Is It Important?

AWS Lambda is an event-driven, serverless computing platform launched by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2014 that runs code in response to events and automatically manages the computing power needed by that code.

According to AWS:

“AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources, making it easy to build applications that respond quickly to new information.”

Check out this AWS Lambda introduction video to learn more:

AWS Lambda sparked the rise of serverless computing in the cloud, has changed our conception of “cloud-native” applications, and has become critical to Amazon’s cloud strategy.

AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers, paying only for the compute time you consume.

In this infographic below, learn about the key benefits of AWS Lambda, why it is important, and its evolution.

This infographic was created by Syntax.