Where Is Serverless Computing Headed?


“Things are all moving very, very fast.”

That was one of the big takeaways from my conversation at the Open Source Leadership Summit with former RedMonk analyst Fintan Ryan last month. We were talking about the state of the serverless market. (Depending on who you ask, serverless is either the same thing as, or conceptually related to, Function-as-a-service.)

In Ryan’s view, there are two different aspects to serverless. The first, he says, is “essentially a programming model which allows you to deal with event-driven architectures and event-driven applications. What we actually mean is there’s an awful lot of small events that are generating things that give you an ability to deal with each thing individually in terms of very small functions.”

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