Nyah Check on Serverless Computing: One step forward and two steps backward

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Serverless Computing: One step forward and two steps backward


Serverless computing offers the potential to program the cloud in an autoscaling, pay-as-you go manner. In this paper we address critical gaps in first-generation serverless computing, which place its autoscaling potential at odds with dominant trends in modern computing: notably data-centric and distributed computing, but also open source and custom hardware. Put together, these gaps make current serverless offerings a bad fit for cloud innovation and particularly bad for data systems innovation. In addition to pinpointing some of the main shortfalls of current serverless architectures, we raise a set of challenges we believe must be met to unlock the radical potential that the cloud—with its exabytes of storage and millions of cores—should offer to innovative developers.

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Nyah Check
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Nyah is a Software Engineer at Altitude Networks, a cloud security startup, working on the Backend and Infrastructure. He spends his day writing IAAC for AWS and GCP. He is a seasoned conference speaker haven spoken at OSCON and Gophercon. In his spare time he enjoys writing poetry and playing basketball.