Sling and Serverless, Best Friends Forever?

Wednesday, 4. September 2019 10:00 - 10:30 (30 min)

Outline

Although it might not make sense to run all Apache Sling modules in a Serverless / Functions as a Service (FaaS) environment, stateless parts such as request processing and rendering, for example, could greatly benefit from the scaling potential and fine deployment granularity that those services provide.

In this talk we'll present a series of experiments using FaaS to replace or enhance parts of the Sling request processing pipeline. The code of our experiments will be available for you to play with and decide for yourself whether these techniques can help in your own projects.

FaaS is here to stay and it's good to understand where it makes the most sense to use it. Our experiments will help you get a better feel for that and become more familiar with this important new technology.