Getting Started with AWS Lambda Functions

Posted By :Neeraj kumar Goswami |29th May 2023

Introduction: In today's era of cloud computing, serverless architectures have gained significant popularity. AWS Lambda, a key service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), allows developers to run code without provisioning or managing servers. In this blog post, we'll explore the basics of AWS Lambda functions and discover how they can simplify the development and deployment of scalable applications.

  1. What is AWS Lambda  ?.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AWS Lambda is a serverless computing service offered by AWS. It enables you to run your code in response to events, such as changes to data in an Amazon S3 bucket, updates in a DynamoDB table, or even HTTP requests through Amazon API Gateway. Lambda automatically scales your applications, ensuring they can handle any incoming traffic without worrying about server management.

  2. Key Benefits of AWS Lambda:

  • No server management: With Lambda, you don't need to provision or manage servers. AWS takes care of the underlying infrastructure, including patching, scaling, and availability, allowing you to focus solely on writing code.
  • Cost-effective: You pay only for the compute time consumed by your functions. Since Lambda automatically scales based on the incoming traffic, you don't have to pay for idle resources.
  • Easy integration with other AWS services: Lambda seamlessly integrates with various AWS services, such as S3, DynamoDB, API Gateway, and more. This enables you to build powerful, event-driven architectures with ease.
  • High scalability and availability: AWS Lambda automatically scales your applications in response to incoming events, ensuring that your functions can handle any load. It also replicates your functions across multiple Availability Zones, providing high availability and fault tolerance. 
  1. Creating and Deploying Lambda Functions:
  • Writing the code: Lambda supports various programming languages, including Node.js, Python, Java, and more. You can write your function code directly in the AWS Management Console, use the AWS CLI, or leverage integrated development environments (IDEs) like AWS Cloud9.
  • Configuring triggers and permissions: Lambda functions are triggered by events from other AWS services or external sources. You can configure triggers using services like S3, DynamoDB, CloudWatch Events, and more. Additionally, you need to define appropriate IAM (Identity and Access Management) roles and policies to grant necessary permissions to your functions.
  • Packaging and deployment: Before deploying your Lambda function, you can package additional dependencies or libraries along with your code. AWS SAM (Serverless Application Model) and the AWS CLI simplify the deployment process, allowing you to easily deploy your functions with a single command.
  1. Monitoring and Logging: AWS Lambda provides built-in monitoring and logging capabilities to help you gain insights into the performance and behavior of your functions. You can utilize CloudWatch Metrics and Logs to monitor the execution duration, error rates, and resource usage of your functions. These insights are invaluable for identifying and troubleshooting issues in your serverless applications.

  2. Advanced Functionality: AWS Lambda offers additional advanced features, including environment variables for storing configuration values, VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) support for accessing resources in private networks, and custom runtimes to execute functions in languages not natively supported by Lambda.


AWS Lambda revolutionizes the way we build and deploy applications, offering a cost-effective, scalable, and highly available serverless computing environment. With its ease of use, seamless integration with other AWS services, and robust monitoring capabilities, Lambda empowers developers to focus on writing code and delivering value without worrying about infrastructure management. By adopting AWS Lambda, you can leverage the power of serverless computing and unlock new possibilities for building modern, cloud-native applications.

About Author

Neeraj kumar Goswami

Neeraj Kumar Goswami is a skilled and experienced backend developer with 1.5 years of industry expertise. He possesses a deep understanding of the latest technologies, including React JS, Angular JS, AWS Lambda, Node JS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and NoSQL databases. Neeraj has worked on various client projects namely Konfer, using the MEAN stack, Viztown Project , which was built on the MERN stack and BioGas Project, utilizing technologies such as Node JS, PostgreSQL, and AWS Lambda. He remains committed to constantly seeking new challenges and expanding his knowledge in latest technologies.

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