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Serverless under the hood

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Function-as-a-Service offerings are advertised as the way to build applications in days or hours, and then scale them up to millions of users. But there is no magic. Join Mikhail for an in-depth journey to explore how serverless works, what are the benefits and caveats, and why you should care.

Function-as-a-Service serverless cloud offerings are advertised as the way to build event-driven applications in days or hours, and then scale them up to millions of users — all for several dollars a month.

But how does that work in today’s cloud? What do we know about the internals of AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions? Is scalability a solved problem? What exactly is a GB-second that we are paying for?

Join Mikhail as he pulls back the buzzword curtain to journey into the depths of how serverless works, what’s common and what’s different across cloud providers, and why you should care.