Documentation

Read our techincal documentation on using AWS Lambda

Read our AWS Lambda API Reference documentation.

Get started with AWS Lambda and start using the Lambda console.

Whitepapers

Below you will find whitepapers about AWS Lambda and running serverless architectures at scale.

This whitepaper presents a deep dive of the AWS Lambda service through a security lens.

This whitepaper provides a broad overview of AWS Lambda, its features, and recommendations and best practices for building your own serverless applications on AWS.

This whitepaper covers the building blocks of a unified architectural pattern that unifies stream (real-time) and batch processing.

Tutorials

Below you will find step-by-step tutorials on getting started with building your first serverless application. To see more AWS Lambda related tutorials, visit our workshops & tutorials page.

Create a hello world Lambda function

In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of running code on AWS Lambda without provisioning or managing servers.

Everything done in this tutorial is Free Tier eligible.

Serverless data processing workshop

In this learning path, you'll deploy a simple web application that enables users to request unicorn rides from the Wild Rydes fleet.

Reference architectures

Below you will find reference architectures that offer deep insights into how AWS Lambda can be used to create serverless architectures and applications. You can also find sample applications and code from the AWS Serverless Application Repository.

WebApp

Web application

Mobile Backend

Mobile backend

Stream processing

Real-time stream processing

Technical talks

Learn from AWS solutions architects and product managers about building serverless applications in technical deep dive videos. Visit our customer talks to learn from AWS customers about how they are using AWS Lambda to build scalable, reliable applications quickly and cost-effectively for their mission-critical applications.

Introduction to AWS Lambda & serverless applications (56:01)
Big data, analytics & machine learning on AWS Lambda (59:46)
A serverless journey: AWS Lambda under the hood (59:12)
Local testing & deployment best practices for serverless (51:16)

Customer case studies

Learn how other enterprises accelerate their businesses and decrease their costs using serverless architectures, with AWS Lambda at the core. Visit our AWS Lambda customer case studies to learn more. 

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Financial Engines case study

Financial Engines is the largest independent investment advisor in the US by assets under management. By moving their core platform to a serverless architecture powered by AWS Lambda, Financial Engines has benefited from cost savings, zero administration and downtime, and seamless scaling that handles request rates of up to 60,000 per minute.                     

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Square Enix case study

Square Enix uses AWS Lambda to run image processing for its Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). With AWS Lambda, Square Enix was able to reliably handle spikes of up to 30 times normal traffic. Lambda also lowered the time required for image processing from several hours to just over 10 seconds, and reduced infrastructure and operational costs.

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Localytics case study

Localytics is a web and mobile app analytics and engagement company, with brands such as ESPN, eBay, Fox, Salesforce, RueLaLa and the New York Times. With AWS Lambda, various teams at Localytics can tap into parallel data streams to create independent microservices. It enables the company to get new services to customers faster. For a startup, faster time to market is key.

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Customer testimonials

Check out at a glance customer testimonials to learn how customers have benefited from building serverless architectures with AWS Lambda. 

Sankei Digital
BMC
Csiro
Pinpoint
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