Serverless Data Processing a Multivocal Literature Study

In the Smile-project, we aim to migrate data processing approaches to serverless computing. In the course of the project, we asked what research and industry have done so far in this field. As a first approach to answering this question, we performed a multi-vocal literature review, based on this paper1. For the study, we defined two research questions:

Q1: What serverless data processing approaches exist in research and industry?

  1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/ijmr.12102 

What FaaS data processing framework exist?

As part of the Smile-Project we are interested in migrating data intensive applications. During the first month of the project we startet to look at existing projects in that space, by performing a systematic literatur study.

SMILE - What lies ahead?

This year the ISE chair of TU-Berlin is starting the SMILE (Supporting MIgration to ServerLess Environments) Project. The aim of the SMILE project is to provide methodological and technical support for migrating to serverless environments. Serverless is a new form of cloud computing that offers fully manged execution of distributed computing. It removes the burden of building, configuring, and managing such a complex distributed system from the developer and shifts it to a cloud provider. Developers can, therefore, concentrate on building applications rather than maintaining complex systems.

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