Below you will find testimonials from customers across different industries and geographies describing how they've benefited from implementing a serverless approach using AWS Lambda.
Blissfully detects, tracks, secures, and optimizes SaaS applications. Their free product involves scanning users' accounts for whitelisted events related to thousands of different SaaS products, instantly revealing actionable insights about the security, utilization, and reach of those products throughout the enterprise.
Meeting these goals requires processing thousands of events in parallel. With a traditional server-based approach, Blissfully would have to keep many expensive servers running all the time, wasting resources when idle, and still run the risk of insufficient capacity ruining a customer's first experience with the product. Blissfully chose AWS Lambda for its ability to rapidly scale from zero to thousands of concurrent processes, and back to zero, almost instantly.
With a serverless architecture, Blissfully provides an experience their customers describe as “magical”, typically returning actionable insights in less than 2 minutes from initial install. AWS Lambda enables startups to build scalable and highly available products at a low cost and better serve their customers.
"With a serverless architecture, Blissfully provides an experience their customers describe as 'magical...'"
Using cloud-native microservices designed and built from the ground up with AWS serverless products, BMC launched its TrueSight Cloud Security offering in 2017, a service that continues BMC’s dedication to cloud management solutions, including offerings for security and compliance at scale. Leveraging serverless products like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Kinesis, and Amazon DynamoDB in addition to services like Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and Amazon S3, BMC credits their serverless approach with increasing their agility, enabling their rapid time to market, and eliminating their drain on resources previously dedicated to manually scaling and operating infrastructure: “In addition to getting to market sooner, we validated our concept with customers in a matter of weeks, and that enabled us to adjust course based on market feedback and improve our public launch,” says David Cramer, President of BMC Digital Service Operations.
Chief Architect and Product Leader at BMC, Ajoy Kumar, expands on what AWS serverless technologies have allowed BMC to do—serverless allowed BMC to “focus on its security and compliance expertise and not build or operate infrastructure at all. BMC’s workloads have been running in production for over a year and have gracefully scaled to heavier loads with almost no effort due to the extreme scalability of the Lambda functions together with API Gateway.”
Using AWS Lambda "enabled BMC to get to market sooner. We validated our concept with customers in a matter of weeks, and that enabled us to adjust course based on market feedback and improve our public launch."
Custom Ink enables people to design and order custom t-shirts and gear for their clubs, companies, charities, family reunions, and more. Custom Ink got started using AWS Lambda for server automation tasks including starting and stopping non-critical servers and managing backups. These automation tasks worked well in production, and the company decided to migrate their clipart and graphics service to AWS Lambda. This service allows customers to apply a number of effects (flip, rotate, palette swaps), to their own artwork or any piece of clipart in the Custom Ink library.
The migration took three months to complete and has now reduced their costs by a factor of 90% and increased service reliability, with a 0.005 error rate for 2,000 requests per minute. Custom Ink benefits from AWS Lambda's automatic scaling, and keeps bad requests from affecting overall service health better than if they were managing it independently. A serverless architecture allows Custom Ink to handle peak traffic without alerts, and let customers generate high DPI clipart and recover from bad user uploads without manual intervention. By using a serverless approach, Custom Ink was able to reduce the cost of the platform, and increase its scalability and availability. The operations team can now focus on other areas since they no longer need to constantly manage the service.
"Custom Ink has now reduced their cost by a factor of 90%...and increased service reliability...The operations team can now focus on other areas since they no longer need to constantly manage the service."
Haufe Group – with its brands Haufe, Haufe Akademie, and Lexware – is considered a pioneer of digital transformation in Germany and one of Germany's leading providers of digital workplace solutions and services, as well as offering education and training programs. The content engineering and development (CED) division of Haufe is responsible for internal applications and products for the target groups (e.g. mid- and large-size companies and consultants, layers).
For the challenge of re-engineering one of those system and breaking the monolith down into microservices, CED chose a serverless approach for data processing. For Haufe it is important to have a scalable way for importing and exporting documents - at least over night, when all the products are querying for new content. Those pipelines use AWS Lambda, Step Functions and API Gateway to retrieve files from S3. The files are validated and enriched, then saved to relational database based on Aurora.
With AWS Lambda, Haufe is able to reach document import rates they could not previously achieve, like importing 500,000 documents in less than six hours. The serverless microservices-based architecture also makes it easy to extend and change the import pipeline without breaking the workflow, allowing them to serve an import and export service which is available 24/7 and they only pay for it when they use it. That’s an important requirement because imports and exports happen in a irregular interval. Being flexible with the import workflows allows CED to be fast in changing the pipeline when the schema of the imported files might change. By choosing this approach CED is able to increase developer agility, while decreasing costs and maintenance.
"With AWS Lambda, Haufe is able to reach document import rates they could not previously achieve...and they only pay for it when they use it."
SundaySky provides an end-to-end video platform that transforms customer relationships through personalized video. SundaySky adopted a serverless approach with AWS while refactoring a large part of their monolithic video generation and delivery platform into separate, more manageable microservices. SundaySky built a new platform that enabled a lightweight process for creating complex, customized business integrations that serve personalized, dynamic videos that are unique to each of their customers. They decided to adopt AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway throughout the video rendering and streaming platform because of the benefits of increased agility, low operational overhead, and decreased cost. SundaySky uses a Lambda function to encapsulate customer-specific business logic used to generate a dynamic video clip, to provide a customer-specific front-end API to the system, and to create decoupled and scalable backend microservices. By simplifying and isolating each part of the architecture, SundaySky now has a much simpler continuous deployment flow that leads to faster time to test and deploy new features. SundaySky reduced the cost of running customer-specific business logic by 60% compared to their monolithic legacy platform.
"SundaySky decided to adopt AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway...because of the benefits of increased agility, low operational overhead, and decreased cost...SundaySky reduced the cost of running customer-specific business logic by 60% compared to their monolithic legacy platform."