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Serverless Applications: Why, When, and How?

Simon Eismann, Joel Scheuner, Erwin van Eyk, Maximilian Schwinger, Johannes Grohmann, Nikolas Herbst, Cristina Abad, Alexandru Iosup
2020 IEEE Software  
Serverless computing shows good promise for efficiency and ease-of-use.  ...  To address these questions, we analyze 89 serverless applications from open-source projects, industrial sources, academic literature, and scientific computing - the most extensive study to date.  ...  We see this study as a step towards a community-wide policy of sharing and discussion of serverless applications.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2020.3023302 fatcat:bcj66wzqqvgr3lo22ueqmyybcm

A Review of Serverless Use Cases and their Characteristics [article]

Simon Eismann, Joel Scheuner, Erwin van Eyk, Maximilian Schwinger, Johannes Grohmann, Nikolas Herbst, Cristina L. Abad, Alexandru Iosup
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The serverless computing paradigm promises many desirable properties for cloud applications - low-cost, fine-grained deployment, and management-free operation.  ...  , collect, and characterize 89 serverless use cases.  ...  Requirements Characteristics In the following section, we analyze the different requirements and expectations that users have towards the serverless platforms when moving towards those.  ... 
arXiv:2008.11110v2 fatcat:mjc2xupsavb4vpklg3rnhfecaa

Blockchain-Based Cloud Manufacturing SCM System for Collaborative Enterprise Manufacturing: A Case Study of Transport Manufacturing

Alice Elizabeth Matenga, Khumbulani Mpofu
2022 Applied Sciences  
This paper presents application of industrial DevOps by merging industry 4.0 technologies for collaborative and sustainable supply chains.  ...  Technology spillovers in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are disrupting traditional supply chains, leading to a sustainable digital economy, driven by new innovations and business  ...  Illustration of application-specific serverless computing [65]. Figure 2 . 2 Figure 2. Illustration of application-specific serverless computing [65]. Appl.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12178664 fatcat:lps3ua2tk5eaznyurwshrc2plq

Towards Designing a Self-Managed Machine Learning Inference Serving System inPublic Cloud [article]

Jashwant Raj Gunasekaran, Prashanth Thinakaran, Cyan Subhra Mishra, Mahmut Taylan Kandemir, Chita R. Das
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Hence, we argue that toaddress this problem, we need to holistically solve the issuesthat arise when trying to combine both model and resourceheterogeneity towards optimizing for application constraints.Towards  ...  This is because, inherently, serverless providers allocate a powerful compute core for functions with higher memory allocation.  ...  This is because, serverless functions are billed based on of number of invocations, compute time and memory requirement of the function.  ... 
arXiv:2008.09491v1 fatcat:c6shxhqvzjgjjkpxaknsnnu2iq

Scalable and Sustainable Long Term Digital Preservation of Scientific Datasets

Matthew Addis
2021 International Conference on Digital Preservation  
This is achieved through a combination of serverless computing, deployment on hyperscale infrastructure, and implementation of configurable 'Minimum Effort Ingest' workflows.  ...  We present and discuss how this solution is scalable (able to process and store very large volumes of research data) and sustainable (both economically and environmentally).  ...  Our approach in the ARCHIVER project uses serverless computing for LTDP.  ... 
dblp:conf/ipres/Addis21a fatcat:dbxpx7i26nfvdefc4vsyx67c5q

DeF-DReL: Systematic Deployment of Serverless Functions in Fog and Cloud environments using Deep Reinforcement Learning [article]

Chinmaya Kumar Dehury, Shivananda Poojara, Satish Narayana Srirama
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Fog computing is introduced by shifting cloud resources towards the users' proximity to mitigate the limitations possessed by cloud computing.  ...  Fog environment made its limited resource available to a large number of users to deploy their serverless applications, composed of several serverless functions.  ...  Towards achieving the goal, our contributions to this paper can be summarized as below: • The problem of efficient deployment of serverless applications on fog and cloud environments is investigated and  ... 
arXiv:2110.15702v3 fatcat:mfy4jdmbbzdkbkede34hxigg5y

The SPEC cloud group's research vision on FaaS and serverless architectures

Erwin van Eyk, Alexandru Iosup, Simon Seif, Markus Thömmes
2017 Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Serverless Computing - WoSC '17  
However useful, serverless and FaaS suffer from a community problem that faces every emerging technology, which has indeed also hampered cloud computing a decade ago: lack of clear terminology, and scattered  ...  Cloud computing enables an entire ecosystem of developing, composing, and providing IT services.  ...  We see the emerging model based on running individual cloud functions as a consequence of the slow but sustained evolution of computing.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3154847.3154848 dblp:conf/middleware/EykIST17 fatcat:d5vcefd6cbei3pv25jw4gcl3ai

Performance Characterization and Modeling of Serverless and HPC Streaming Applications [article]

Andre Luckow, Shantenu Jha
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In response, we extend Pilot-Streaming to support serverless platforms.  ...  Experiment-in-the-Loop Computing (EILC) requires support for numerous types of processing and the management of heterogeneous infrastructure over a dynamic range of scales: from the edge to the cloud and  ...  Serverless tightly integrates the abstraction for expressing computational tasks with its instantiation in the runtime system.  ... 
arXiv:1909.06055v1 fatcat:srn4aojierffzlzlp2hmwm6io4


Dheeraj Chahal, Pradeep Gameria, Rajesh Kulkarni, Amit Kalele
2022 Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on AI and Scientific Computing at Scale using Flexible Computing Infrastructures  
In this work, we discuss a solution named intelligent Serverless Scalable Architecture framework (iSeSA) that can burst computation to the serverless platform on the public cloud when on-premise compute  ...  CCS CONCEPTS • General and reference → Performance; • Computer systems organization → Cloud computing.  ...  This application has a reasonably shorter and more sustainable training time for one variable (or risk factor) and significantly larger sequence lengths which does not exceed the life of a single serverless  ... 
doi:10.1145/3526058.3535455 fatcat:2rx22pwd6jhgdla2mr5srbrjum

A Manifesto for Modern Fog and Edge Computing: Vision, New Paradigms, Opportunities, and Future Directions [chapter]

Sukhpal Singh Gill
2021 EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing  
This chapter presents a manifesto for modern fog and edge computing systems based on the current research trends. Further, architectures and applications of fog and edge computing are explained.  ...  Cloud computing is an important paradigm which processes and manages user data effectively.  ...  Serverless Edge Computing Serverless edge computing is new research area to explore where both Serverless and edge computing utilizing together to achieve a single objective [72] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-74402-1_13 fatcat:73kryyg22va3vp35ybfnasocim

Exploiting Inherent Elasticity of Serverless in Irregular Algorithms [article]

Gerard Finol, Gerard París, Pedro García-López, Marc Sánchez-Artigas
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Serverless computing, in particular the Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) execution model, has recently shown to be effective for running large-scale computations.  ...  Our main insight in this article is, however, that the elasticity and ease of management of serverless computing technology can be a key enabler for effectively running these problematic workloads for  ...  If the application can sustainably maintain a high task concurrency, UTS tree traversal finishes earlier.  ... 
arXiv:2206.15321v1 fatcat:ptc3yuyemvcxppfh5aeh2zlkc4

A Multivocal Literature Review of Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) Infrastructures and Implications for Software Developers [chapter]

Jake Grogan, Connor Mulready, James McDermott, Martynas Urbanavicius, Murat Yilmaz, Yalemisew Abgaz, Andrew McCarren, Silvana Togneri MacMahon, Vahid Garousi, Peter Elger, Paul Clarke
2020 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
-What is the serverless model? Serverless models abstract the underlying computer infrastructure..  ...  still maintaining the core principle of the serverless computing model. [28] 43].  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-56441-4_5 fatcat:p5uwqiwblzh3tjg4sv5dg43moq

Short-lived Datacenter [article]

Michael Wawrzoniak, Ingo Müller, Rodrigo Bruno, Ana Klimovic, Gustavo Alonso
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Instead of using a fixed virtual machine (VM) infrastructure, which can incur considerable costs to operate and run, serverless platforms support short computations, triggered on demand, with cost proportional  ...  Serverless platforms have attracted attention due to their promise of elasticity, low cost, and fast deployment.  ...  Introduction Serverless computing platforms such as AWS Lambda [4] , Google Cloud Functions [13] , and Azure Functions [23] offer highly elastic computing and fine-grained resource billing (as low  ... 
arXiv:2202.06646v1 fatcat:c5pweuhmnvaudob2s5iviovjwu

Serverless Workflows for Containerised Applications in the Cloud Continuum

Sebastián Risco, Germán Moltó, Diana M. Naranjo, Ignacio Blanquer
2021 Journal of Grid Computing  
AbstractThis paper introduces an open-source platform to support serverless computing for scientific data-processing workflow-based applications across the Cloud continuum (i.e. simultaneously involving  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the European Union for the project "Artificial Intelligence in Secure PRIvacy-preserving computing coNTinuum" (AI-SPRINT), with code 101016577, funded under  ...  First, Section 2 introduces the related work in the area of serverless scientific computing.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10723-021-09570-2 pmid:34276264 pmcid:PMC8276028 fatcat:cytjpmirobgl7en2hugk65prgu

Next generation cloud computing: New trends and research directions

Blesson Varghese, Rajkumar Buyya
2018 Future generations computer systems  
Algorithms for application-aware management of power states of computing servers can be incorporated towards achieving more sustainable solutions in the long run.  ...  In addition, 'who pays what' towards the bill has to be articulated and a sustainable and transparent economic model will need to be derived.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.future.2017.09.020 fatcat:zj7l4d3vhnadvhprtghcemnkcu
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