What Is Serverless Architecture?

3 minute read | 24 May 2023

By Boomi

The suite of must-have business applications grows larger every day. Even so, the development of in-house applications isn’t going anywhere. And for businesses looking to increase their development team’s efficiency and effectiveness, a good place to cope with this never-ending challenge may be to develop and design in-house applications using serverless infrastructure.

Here is a quick overview of serverless infrastructure, how it can benefit developers, and how Boomi can help bring your data into your serverless applications.

What Is Serverless Architecture?

Serverless architecture is a method of developing, deploying, and running applications without on-site servers. The term “serverless” can be misleading because a server is still involved. The physical server is simply off-site – managed by a third-party provider. This allows developers to offload the work and cost of server maintenance, security updates, and other expensive, time-intensive tasks related to keeping a physical server up and running.

While serverless architecture is considered a cloud-based solution, it’s distinct from cloud-based storage or computing. With cloud-based storage, a user purchases a set amount of capacity and has that capacity allocated to them no matter how much they are currently using. With serverless architecture, an application only requires server capacity when it is being used. In this case, the user only pays for the capacity being used, so pricing is variable. It’s also smart for business because you’re paying just for what you need.

The Benefits of Serverless Architecture

There are a few significant advantages to developing your application using serverless architecture.

Greater efficiency. Serverless architecture means there is no need to maintain physical servers on-premises. That frees up space, reduces energy costs, and allows developers to focus on programming instead of maintaining servers.

Faster development. Because integration developers are no longer required to maintain physical servers, they can focus their time on the development process. That’s because third-party providers take care of the servers’ maintenance, security, and storage.

Scalability. Serverless architecture scales capacity up or down instantly to match current demand. If one server reaches capacity, another can come online automatically to facilitate the additional demand.

Can Boomi Support Serverless Architecture Design?

Boomi has hundreds of pre-built connectors, allowing your data to be shared across almost every business application your company uses. If you have embraced serverless development, Boomi can extend your business data to the applications you have deployed to AWS through the Amazon EventBridge connector. This allows developers to take advantage of the efficiency and scalability of serverless architecture.

We are also constantly developing new connectors. That means developers already in the Boomi ecosystem will have immediate access to connectors for emerging new applications. They can also be confident that those new applications will be compatible with their existing serverless applications from Day One without worrying about data portability.

Ready to help your integration and developer teams scale their workload with serverless architecture? Get The Developer’s Guide to Integration Approaches eBook and start your roadmap today.