Wouldn’t relying on AWS Lambda potentially cause the same problem?
Alex R. Young

Under-utilizing the cloud platforms leads to a lot of cost as well. For example self-hosting Kafka instead of going with Kinesis, maybe you can save a bit on raw cost but you’d likely pay for it in operations. All of these choices can end up being very painful, I think you just have to be careful about which services you go with, and for what reasons.

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