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March 10, 2020

Serverless Computing

Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud and Baidu Cloud are rolling out new offerings and packages for developers

Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud and Baidu Cloud are rolling out new offerings and packages for developers, hoping to make it easier and more affordable for a wide swath of A.I. startups to launch their ideas into the marketplace.

Amazon’s AWS Lambda lets teams run code for virtually any type of application or backend service—without provisioning or managing servers or hands-on administration.

Microsoft’s Functions architecture for Azure supports myriad programming languages, scales on demand and only charges for active compute time.

This isn’t sitting well with some engineers, though, who are worried about losing control.