Use cases

AWS Lambda can be used for endless application scenarios:

  • Web applications: Instead of a maintaining a dedicated instance with a web server to host your static website, you can combine S3 and Lambda to benefit from scalability at a cheaper cost. An example of a serverless website is described in the following diagram:

An alias record in Route 53 points to a CloudFront distribution. The CloudFront distribution is built on top of an S3 Bucket where a static website is hosted. CloudFront reduces the response time to static assets (JavaScripts, CSS, fonts, and images), improves webpage load times, and mitigates distributed denial of ...

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