Function as a service (FaaS) is the latest major addition to the already complex and diverse cloud computing landscape. Initially introduced by Amazon in 2014, it now rapidly evolves by vendors and open source projects. I will describe FaaS, its advantages, its use in event-driven IoT scenarios. Since FaaS is in its early stage - I will discuss research challenges with this approach.
Dr. David Breitgand received his B.Sc., M. Sc, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been with IBM Haifa Research since 2003, and leads research in areas related to optimization on the cloud, Cloud-based Factories of the Future (FoF), and performance analysis distributed middleware, network protocolsand architectures, operating systems.
David serves as a senior adjunct faculty at the School of Computer Science at the Technion.