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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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PRO WORKSHOP: In-Memory Computing: How to Fight Your Serverless Code's Idle Time
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Denis Magda
Denis Magda
GridGain, Head of DevRel

With serverless computing, you pay for the resources that your application consumes. The longer your serverless code runs, the more you pay. The longer your serverless code remains idle, waiting for a backend response, the more you pay. The longer your database handles a write-request sent by serverless code, the more you pay. At the extreme, the idle time of serverless functions can represent two-thirds of your monthly bill, and you question why somebody selected the serverless architecture in the first place.

In this session, you learn how to use in-memory computing to reduce idle time and accelerate the execution of serverless code. The provisioning of an in-memory cluster is a prerequisite, not a game-changer. Dramatic differences become apparent when you consider several tactics while fastening serverless code to your just-provisioned in-memory cluster.