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Serverless Computing: Current Trends and Open Problems [article]

Ioana Baldini, Paul Castro, Kerry Chang, Perry Cheng, Stephen Fink, Vatche Ishakian, Nick Mitchell, Vinod Muthusamy, Rodric Rabbah, Aleksander Slominski, Philippe Suter
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In this chapter, we survey existing serverless platforms from industry, academia, and open source projects, identify key characteristics and use cases, and describe technical challenges and open problems  ...  Serverless computing has emerged as a new compelling paradigm for the deployment of applications and services.  ...  Many of the open problems identified in this chapter are real problems faced by practitioners of serverless computing today and solutions have the potential for significant impact.  ... 
arXiv:1706.03178v1 fatcat:gj77pyp4qrc7thqk7dl72bovg4

Survey on serverless computing

Hassan B. Hassan, Saman A. Barakat, Qusay I. Sarhan
2021 Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications  
We moreover discuss the challenges that serverless computing faces nowadays and how future research could enable its implementation and usage.  ...  However, to date there is a lack of in-depth survey that would help developers and researchers better understand the significance of serverless computing in different contexts.  ...  Authors' contributions Conceptualization: HBH, SAB, and QIS; methodology: HBH, SAB, and QIS; validation: HBH, SAB, and QIS; formal analysis: HBH, SAB, and QIS; investigation: HBH, SAB, and QIS; resources  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13677-021-00253-7 fatcat:zqdm6hcxofbttnrbg4dtt4lfeq

Serverless: Next Generation of Cloud Computing

Md Amir Ali
2021 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
In this research, we investigated existing serverless platforms from industry, academia, and open-source initiatives, identifying key criteria.  ...  Serverless computing has emerged as a promising new paradigm for application and service deployment. The process of delivering code into production can be made easier with serverless computing.  ...  Several open problems identified This chapter addresses the real problems faced by practitioners of serverless computing today and the solutions have the potential to have a significant impact.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2021.36551 fatcat:tycdsuh3wjbfvbjacpnbmi5gru

Serverless computing: economic and architectural impact

Gojko Adzic, Robert Chatley
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 11th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering - ESEC/FSE 2017  
CCS CONCEPTS • Social and professional topics → Economic impact; • Computer systems organization → Cloud computing; • Software and its engineering → Software design tradeoffs;  ...  how further adoption of this trend might influence common software architecture design practices.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank Yan Cui and colleagues at Yubl for sharing and discussing their system designs and operating costs.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3106237.3117767 dblp:conf/sigsoft/AdzicC17 fatcat:2swzxf7wxvachoz3vlvbmtveze

Adaptive Event Dispatching in Serverless Computing Infrastructures [article]

Manuel Stein
2019 arXiv   pre-print
It is currently gaining momentum as the next step in the evolution of hosted computing from capacitated machine virtualisation and microservices towards utility computing.  ...  Serverless computing is an emerging Cloud service model.  ...  The report from the first International Workshop on Serverless Computing [14] lists many open questions on the understanding of serverless.  ... 
arXiv:1901.03086v1 fatcat:wzgif4fsdnhfvhetxxhritsl2m

Interim Report on Adaptive Event Dispatching in Serverless Computing Infrastructures [article]

Manuel Stein
2019 arXiv   pre-print
This work thesisizes that adaptive event dispatching can improve current serverless platform resource efficiency by considering locality and dependencies.  ...  Serverless computing is an emerging service model in distributed computing systems.  ...  Project Background Serverless has recently emerged as a trend in Cloud computing.  ... 
arXiv:1901.02680v1 fatcat:5mofzvliyfbwjlbczj7bvqgwmy

Understanding Characteristics of Commodity Serverless Computing Platforms [article]

Jinfeng Wen, Yi Liu, Zhenpeng Chen, Yun Ma, Haoyu Wang, Xuanzhe Liu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless computing becomes the new trending paradigm in cloud computing, allowing developers to focus on the core application logic and rapidly prototype applications.  ...  Due to the great prospects of serverless computing, in recent years, most major cloud vendors have rolled out their commodity serverless computing platforms.  ...  In a sense, most of the current serverless computing platforms often act as a "black-box".  ... 
arXiv:2012.00992v2 fatcat:l2d6hgaa4vcxnjmfeznvnxygem

Serverless Computing: A Survey of Opportunities, Challenges and Applications [article]

Hossein Shafiei, Ahmad Khonsari, Payam Mousavi
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The topic of serverless computing has proved to be a controversial subject both within academic and industrial communities.  ...  Moreover, the paper reviews some of the unique opportunities and potentials that the serverless computing presents.  ...  Since then many studies have focused on the challenges and open problems of this concept.  ... 
arXiv:1911.01296v4 fatcat:jk7e74dcqbcqrh7usbxjbvr52i

Serverless Computing: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back [article]

Joseph M. Hellerstein, Jose Faleiro, Joseph E. Gonzalez, Johann Schleier-Smith, Vikram Sreekanti, Alexey Tumanov, Chenggang Wu
2018 arXiv   pre-print
computing, but also open source and custom hardware.  ...  In this paper we address critical gaps in first-generation serverless computing, which place its autoscaling potential at odds with dominant trends in modern computing: notably data-centric and distributed  ...  FaaS discourages Open Source service innovation. Most popular open source software cannot not run at scale in current serverless offerings.  ... 
arXiv:1812.03651v1 fatcat:gnbjeueh4vgtdmmypp3frcmfcq

Utility-based Resource Allocation and Pricing for Serverless Computing [article]

Vipul Gupta, Soham Phade, Thomas Courtade, Kannan Ramchandran
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless computing platforms currently rely on basic pricing schemes that are static and do not reflect customer feedback. This leads to significant inefficiencies from a total utility perspective.  ...  As one of the fastest-growing cloud services, serverless computing provides an opportunity to better serve both users and providers through the incorporation of market-based strategies for pricing and  ...  If x it = 0 for all i, then i x it = 0 < M t , and hence q t = µ t = 0. Since (m it , t ∈ [T ]) solves the USER(i) problem, there exist dual variables p i such that (7.9) and (7.10) hold.  ... 
arXiv:2008.07793v1 fatcat:dx2mug7tgvegnpe6ym4du6ncga

Serverless network file systems

Thomas E. Anderson, Michael D. Dahlin, Jeanna M. Neefe, David A. Patterson, Drew S. Roselli, Randolph Y. Wang
1996 ACM Transactions on Computer Systems  
Our approach uses this location independence, in combination with fast local area networks, to provide better performance and scalability than traditional file systems.  ...  In this paper, we propose a new paradigm for network file system design, serverless network file systems.  ...  Acknowledgments We owe several members of the Berkeley Communications Abstraction Layer group -David Culler, Lok Liu, and Rich Martin -a large debt for helping us to get the 32-node Myrinet network up.  ... 
doi:10.1145/225535.225537 fatcat:4kz7uzgrszdhrivrnhsq4jkzxm

An Evaluation of Open Source Serverless Computing Frameworks

Sunil Kumar Mohanty, Gopika Premsankar, Mario di Francesco
2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom)  
Serverless computing is currently offered by several public cloud service providers.  ...  Open source serverless frameworks are a promising solution to avoid these limitations and bring the power of serverless computing to on-premise deployments.  ...  [2] summarize the general features of serverless platforms and describe open research problems in this area. Lynn et al.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cloudcom2018.2018.00033 dblp:conf/cloudcom/MohantyPF18 fatcat:53oshzxmtjh5behhmihemnpici

Serverless computing in omics data analysis and integration

Piotr Grzesik, Dariusz R Augustyn, Łukasz Wyciślik, Dariusz Mrozek
2021 Briefings in Bioinformatics  
The serverless computing paradigm simplifies these operations by automatically allocating and maintaining both servers and virtual machines, as required for analysis tasks.  ...  We then introduce the serverless computing paradigm and show its applicability for performing an integrative analysis of multiple omics data sources in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Serverless computing features are currently available on the most popular computing clouds as services native to individual cloud service providers but also as generic platforms extending open cluster  ... 
doi:10.1093/bib/bbab349 pmid:34505137 pmcid:PMC8499876 fatcat:lqlrhoycnbg3xdygxpfejn6xvu

IoT Serverless Computing at the Edge: A Systematic Mapping Review

Vojdan Kjorveziroski, Sonja Filiposka, Vladimir Trajkovik
2021 Computers  
Even though there are existing commercial serverless cloud providers and open-source solutions, dealing with the explosive growth of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices requires more efficient bandwidth  ...  Moving serverless computing to the edge of the network is a topic that is actively being researched with the aim of solving these issues.  ...  We then proceed with Section 5 where we analyze the current trends and offer a discussion regarding open issues and threats to validity.  ... 
doi:10.3390/computers10100130 fatcat:55jqcn7fgngf5g324dxnr6ymu4

Serverless Computing: Behind the Scenes of Major Platforms [article]

Daniel Kelly, Frank G Glavin, Enda Barrett
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless computing offers an event driven pay-as-you-go framework for application development.  ...  We examine the underlying architecture and report on the performance of serverless functions and how they are effected by certain factors such as memory allocation and interference caused by load induced  ...  Cold Start Latency One of the greatest problems facing serverless computing is the infamous cold start.  ... 
arXiv:2012.05600v1 fatcat:jdfhc35zvned3pndqrnfup3jf4
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