As new technologies are developed, new digital concepts emerge that, while more useful every day, are also more difficult to understand. The serverless technology is one of these concepts.
The serverless computing Eliminate IT infrastructure management, reduce costs, easily scale and transform creative ideas into real customer experiences.
In order to clarify how you can apply this technology in your organization, here you will see what what is a serverless and its main use cases.
What is a serverless?
From a software development point of view, serverless is a way to create applications that scale automatically, without the need to maintain or run infrastructures such as servers or computer clusters.
This cloud technology it can help you adopt functional programming models, move from monoliths to microservices, or reduce code by using managed services. This does not mean that you necessarily replace traditional applications with these, but rather that you can adapt better to each technology and take advantage of the best of both worlds.
The serverless computing it means that you do not have contact with the infrastructure nor should you worry about it. You just upload your code, for example, in AWS Lambda, and the Amazon Web Services infrastructure works its magic.
5 use cases of serverless technology
Given its particularity, cloud technology Serverless is well suited for cases such as microservices, mobile backends, and event processing and data flow. Thus, among the main use cases are:
1. Web applications or API backends
All actions (or functions) in a serverless platform can become an HTTP endpoint ready to be consumed by your clients, so in this case we would be talking about web actions. Once you have web actions, you can assemble them into an API to take advantage of their functionality.
The purpose of applying serverless in a web application is to orient it to the execution of events. For example, in a task app allows users to create, update, view existing items and delete them.
2. Data processing
The serverless computing It is ideal for working with structured text, audio, image and video data around enrichment, transformation, validation and data cleansing tasks. For example, you can use a real-time file processing function to process for rotation, sharpening, thumbnail generation, resizing, and more.
3. Parallelization of tasks
Any type of task that requires multiple functions to run at the same time is a good use for serverless technology. The tasks can be of any type and you can apply it whenever you require simultaneous computing.
4. Incorporation of events
In this case, serverless technology is combined with other types of technologies with the aim of being activated in various events or actions, such as document extraction, separation and analysis, while going through other processes.
One of the most common cases is support for microservices, a model that focuses on creating small services that perform a single job and communicate with each other through APIs.
In large part, this is due to its scalability and cost reduction. With serverless technology you can use as much computing power as is required at any given time and paying only for what you use.
CodsterAs an AWS certified partner, it offers you serverless solutions through Lambda, a technology that speeds up time and reduces the costs of your projects.