back to article Tiers before bedtime: AWS updates Lambda pricing structure

AWS has introduced tiered pricing for its Lambda serverless computing platform, claiming this will save on monthly costs for customers who use it to operate large workloads. It will, however, likely add to the complexity of estimating costs for many developers hoping to run a project on AWS. Lambda is Amazon's event-driven …

  1. heyrick Silver badge

    the platform automatically provisions and manages all the computing resources required for that code to execute

    With those sorts of prices, what could possibly go wrong...

  2. Cederic Silver badge

    scary example

    That's a fantastically contrived example. 75 million function calls a month and nobody thought to do some background number crunching so that each of those calls takes six seconds, not sixty?

    150k/month is well beyond the cut-off for 'rent some data centre space and buy some servers' being cheaper, and whether you're on-prem or in the cloud, that's just a horrifically architected service.

    No wonder AWS is profitable.

  3. Velv

    There can't be many customers in the market for $150,015.30 of Lamda per month, and if you're spending $150,015.30 per month there's probably more efficient ways to do it.

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