New report charts the rise and rise of serverless computing

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There’s been a lot of serverless computing announcements over the last 12 or more months.

But, there’s a lack of quantitative data in the market to inform developers, DevOps practitioners, and decision-makers of crucial serverless adoption metrics and benchmarks.

To address this, New Relic has released its inaugural Serverless Technology Semiannual Report, a comprehensive look at key trends in serverless technology.

This report analysed trillions of serverless events across 2019 on the New Relic One platform, unveiling key trends that help serverless users make knowledge-based decisions about their architecture and performance goals to ultimately build better software.

Here are a few key highlights from the report:

Serverless Adoption is on the Rise

Serverless adoption among enterprises continues to rise with a 206% increase in average weekly invocations over the last 12 months.

America is generating more Serverless Invocations than Europe

Regions in the United States accounted for the majority of invocations, making up more than 70% of monitored invocations. Europe had lower number of invocations, but a higher error rate compared to USA, indicative of more Lambda functions at earlier stages

Server footprints are increasing

The enterprises using serverless in production are expanding their serverless footprint with a 178% increase of functions per account.

Java is being adopted

Adoption trends for Java to increase in 2020 due to the AWS launch of Provisioned Concurrency mitigating cold start impacts and VPC improvements.

There are Prolonged Updates

Developers tend to prolong updates to the latest language version after deprecation announcements from AWS.

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