Serverless meetup videos from November, 2020

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Serverless and microservices | Sam Newman

Microservices and serverless continue to be two of the most hyped terms in the software industry. Sam takes a critical point of view on the hype and suggests that we cut to the heart of what makes them important before we can get the most out of them. Sam is still convinced that serverless technology offers the potential to make teams significantly more productive. However, he sees that people are confused about what serverless actually is, and whether or not things like cloud functions mean we no longer need to worry about microservices. Can we pretend that servers no longer exist?

Stateful serverless workflows | Zhang, Cardoza, Chen, Angel & Liu

This paper introduces Beldi, a library and runtime system for writing and composing fault-tolerant and transactional stateful serverless functions. Beldi runs on existing providers and lets developers write complex stateful applications that require fault tolerance and transactional semantics without the need to deal with tasks such as load balancing or maintaining virtual machines. Beldi’s contributions include extending the log-based fault-tolerant approach in Olive (OSDI 2016) with new data structures, transaction protocols, function invocations, and garbage collection. They also include adapting the resulting framework to work over a federated environment where each serverless function has sovereignty over its own data. We implement three applications on Beldi, including a movie review service, a travel reservation system, and a social media site. Our evaluation on 1,000 AWS Lambdas shows that Beldi’s approach is effective and affordable.

Serverless Azure In The Enterprise | Duncan Hunter & Adam Stephensen

Serverless is not just for start ups. Australia’s largest finance and government agencies are using these patterns in production to push the boundaries of scalability and resiliency. In this session we will look at modern Azure architectures for shipping apps and API’s based on work we have done with organisations around Australia. Join us as we look at how you should architect your next app in Azure.

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