Since the advent of the computer, building software has been a complicated process. Over the past decade, new infrastructure approaches (IaaS and PaaS), software architectures (SOA and Microservices), and methodologies (Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps) have emerged to mitigate the complexity of application development.
While microservices has been the hot trend over the past couple of years, serverless architectures have been gaining momentum by providing a new way to build scalable and cost effective applications.
Serverless computing frees developers from the traditional cost of building applications by automatically provisioning servers and storage, maintaining infrastructure, upgrading software, and only charging for consumed resources.
This guide discusses the background behind serverless computing, its advantages, best practices, and key considerations when evaluating a database with your serverless environment.