Amazon Web Services sees automation as a requirement more than a feature so it’s not surprising that it is taking analytics and making it a managed service just like it did with servers with Lambda.
CTO Werner Vogels outlined the company’s vision around automation at the AWS Summit in New York. The gist was that cloud infrastructure is moving to a world of processes and functions and away from things like virtual machines and containers. “The world of serverless computing is not one of container files but Lambda functions,” said Vogels. To drive the point home, he put up a slide that noted that servers were pets, virtual machines and containers were numbered like cattle, and the herd was serverless. 
 By Larry Dignan for ZDNet