Technical Report on "A Review of Serverless Use Cases and their Characteristics" Published
Friday, May 29, 2020 11:38
The SPEC RG Cloud Working Group has published a Technical Report on "A Review of Serverless Use Cases and their Characteristics"
In this work we present a long-term, comprehensive effort to identify, collect, and characterize serverless use cases to help tune existing platforms, guide the design of new serverless approaches, and overall contribute to understanding this paradigm. We survey 89 use cases, sourced from white and grey literature, and from consultations with experts in areas such as scientific computing. We study each use case using 24 characteristics, including general aspects, but also workload, application, and requirements. When the use cases employ workflows, we further analyze their characteristics.