Top resources for developers

Developer guide
Read our technical documentation on using AWS Lambda

"Hello, World!" tutorial
Build an AWS Lambda function in 10 minutes

Serverless web app tutorial
Learn how to build a serverless web application

Step-by-step video tutorial
Follow along with AWS experts to build a serverless data processing application in 30 minutes

AWS serverless application repository
Find and deploy code samples, components, and complete applications

Top resources for businesses

Whitepaper: AWS Lambda security
Security overview of AWS Lambda: An in-depth look

IDC Whitepaper
Generating value through IT agility & business scalability with AWS serverless platform

Serverless: Changing the face of business economics - a venture capitalist and startup perspective

Optimizing enterprise economics with serverless architectures

Thomson Reuters case study
Serverless data processing for web analytics

Workshops & tutorials

Below you will find step-by-step tutorials on getting started with building your first serverless application.

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.

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

In this workshop you'll explore approaches for processing data using serverless architectures. To build this infrastructure, you will use AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Athena.

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.

Technical talks

Access video learning resources for AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway.

Technical deep dives by AWS experts

Learn from AWS solutions architects and product managers about building serverless applications in these technical deep dive videos. Topics include Getting Started, Use Cases, Security, Development Practices, and Best Practices.

Technical talks by AWS customers

Learn from AWS customers about how they are using AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway to build scalable, reliable applications quickly and cost-effectively for their mission-critical applications.

Demos and walkthroughs

Learn from AWS solutions architects as they walk through live demos, tutorials, and "chalk board sessions" for how to build applications using AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and more.

Customer case studies

Learn how other enterprises accelerate their businesses and decrease their costs using serverless architectures, with AWS Lambda at the core.

The Evolution of Comcast: Using Serverless to Solve Previously Impossible Problems (1:33)
AWS Serverless: How Centrica Reduces Engineering Cost & Maintains Agility (1:45)
How Coinbase Scales Using Odin, Their Serverless, Open-Source Secure Deployment Pipeline (1:21)
HERE XYZ: A Location Data Service Built on AWS Serverless (1:33)
AWS Serverless Heroes: Who, What, and Why Serverless (2:34)

Thomson Reuters uses a serverless architecture to process up to 4,000 events per second for its usage analytics service. The service reliably handles spikes of twice its normal traffic and has high durability. The company deployed the service into production in only five months using AWS.

iRobot, a leading global consumer robot company and the maker of the internet-connected Roomba robotic vacuum, is building the next generation of connected devices for the smart home using a serverless architecture. The iRobot platform, based on AWS Lambda and AWS IoT, is managed by fewer than 10 people.

FINRA is a not-for-profit organization that oversees securities broker-dealers in the United States. By using AWS Lambda, FINRA is able to analyze 75 billion market events every day to identify fraud and insider trading.

Customer testimonials

Check out at-a-glance testimonials to learn how customers have benefited from building serverless architectures. 


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