What we learned building a web app with AWS Lambda, API Gateway, and Application Load Balancers

The Big Data Platform team at Hotels.com had the chance of trying out AWS infrastructure and seeing what the best fit for deploying a simple, stateless, serverless web application could be. Our initial plan was to use AWS API Gateway to set up a REST endpoint for the API and then trigger the business logic coded up as an AWS Lambda. After some exploration, testing and further gathering of requirements, we realized that using an Application Load Balancer instead of API Gateway was a much better fit for our use-case.

This post will take you through our experiences with both…

Andreea Paduraru

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