Amazon Debuts Flourish, a Runtime Application Model for Serverless Computing


Amazon Web Services has started to build out support tooling for its Lambda-based serverless infrastructure. At ServerlessConf in Brooklyn Thursday, Tim Wagner, general manager of AWS Serverless Compute (which includes AWS Lambda, and Amazon API Gateway) announced Flourish, a new open source project aimed at creating a full serverless runtime application environment.

One of the key components of the serverless paradigm is that functions are the unit of deployment and scaling. Wagner argues that Platform-as-a-Service is the wrong level of abstraction to make scalable applications as it hides the requests from the system. 

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