Performance Tales of Serverless


One promise of Function-as-a-Service model is the ability to scale without limits, up or down, whenever needed. But how does that work in practice? Can AWS Lambda handle thousands of messages per second? How fast can Azure Functions scale up under sudden heavy load? What kind of latency can you expect from Google Cloud Functions? In this session we will establish several performance benchmarks and go through the results of running them on the services of major cloud providers. I will also suggest practical steps to evaluate whether your application profile is suitable for serverless today.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Mikhail Shilkov

Software Engineer - Pulumi Corp.

Mikhail Shilkov is an experienced software developer, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Russian expat living in the Netherlands. He is passionate about the serverless mindset, leveraging the full variety of managed cloud services and handling cloud infrastructure as code. You can find his blog at

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