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When are Cold Starts a Problem?

Cold starts are one of the biggest challenges to serverless adoption. Regardless of the serverless platform, cold starts, or invocation overhead, can add seconds to the response time and create noticeable latency for users. As explained by Erwin van Eyk, Lead Developer on Fission, “a cold start is, in its essence, the worst-case time that a function execution will take.”

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Serverless For Less: How To Lower Your AWS Lambda Costs

We share a few tips on how to drive down excessive costs associated with serverless in your organization One of the main appeals of AWS Lambda is its pricing model - you only pay for what you consume. Still, if you are not careful, due to the ease of use and scalable nature, the costs can quickly add up. Read on to learn the best ways to lower your AWS Lambda bills. The AWS Lambda pricing model is quite straightforward.

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Part 4: How to create your own AWS Lambda-like FaaS with Knative, hassle-free

In parts 1-3 of our blog series we walked you through all of the steps of setting up your own AWS Lambda-like FaaS with Knative. All that's left now is triggering our function, so let's begin! Using API Gateway as our example trigger makes things much easier, and hopefully you can learn about the eventing mechanism of Knative.

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Part 3: How to create your own AWS Lambda-like FaaS with Knative, hassle-free

In parts 1 and 2 of our 4-part blog series, we walked you through preparing your Knative cluster. Now we will bring Lambda into the mix. First things first - let's understand how Knative's design and different components answer and connect with the basic needs of Lambda's execution model: We now understand Knative's basic components, giving us all we need to execute a Lambda function.

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Part 2: How to create your own AWS Lambda-like FaaS with Knative, hassle-free

In part 1 of our blog series, we discussed how to set up a Kubernetes cluster. We will now begin setting up Knative. Like I mentioned before, there are 2 approaches: If you would like to interactively set it up and watch things progress in the background, it is time you open two terminals and connect with your SSH private key to both the master and the node with their terminal windows side by side. Ignore that 1-click script and move on to the Scripts & Explanation section that comes right after it.

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Part 1: How to create your own AWS Lambda-like FaaS with Knative, hassle-free

Knative is undoubtedly awesome. It is dynamic, source-centric, extendable, robust and well thought-out. And in a way, it allows you to take back control of your FaaS platform. But nothing good comes easy. Knative is a big system, and as more configurations and extensions appear, the more complex the setup becomes. In this first part of the series, we will try to solve some boilerplate issues, in addition to bringing something new to the table.