I posted this to Twitter:
Jeremy Likness ⚡️@jeremylikness⚡ I need your help! #serverless poll!
I'm curious 🦝
In your opinion, what is the most important feature that MUST exist for a service to be defined as "serverless" as opposed to "fully managed"? Please RT for reach. If your option doesn't exist, please explain in a reply!21:46 PM - 12 Jun 2019
If the poll is still active when you read this, feel free to vote and share with your network.
I'm very curious. There are a lot of cloud services described as serverless but not a single, unanimously accepted industry definition. A few common ideas include:
- Micro-billing (pay-per-use) - no charge if you're not actively using it
- Event-driven/code - small code footprint that is triggered by events
- Auto-scale - automatically scales up or down on demand
- No configuration/setup - no need to set up a VM or configure a cluster
I'm curious, based on your knowledge, what do these services have in common that makes them special? What should qualify a service as "serverless" as opposed to the "fully managed" options we've had available for some time?
(There is no right or wrong answer here, trying to understand the general views on this).