Serverless Computation with OpenLambda
Scott Hendrickson, Stephen Sturdevant, Edward Oakes, Tyler Harter, Venkateshwaran Venkataramani, Andrea C. Arpaci-Dusseau, and Remzi H. Arpaci-Dusseau
Rapid innovation in the datacenter is once again set to transform how we build, deploy, and manage Web applications. New applications are often built as a composition of microservices, but, as we will show, traditional containers are a poor fit for running these microservices. We argue that new serverless compute platforms, such as AWS Lambda, provide better elasticity. We also introduce OpenLambda, an open-source implementation of the Lambda model, and describe several new research challenges in the area of serverless computing.