AWS Lambda

amazon service

AWS Lambda is an event-driven, serverless computing platform provided by Amazon as a part of Amazon Web Services. It is designed to enable developers to run code without provisioning or managing servers. It executes code in response to events and automatically manages the computing resources required by that code.

Release Released Standard Support Deprecated Support
.NET 8 1 week ago
(22 Feb 2024)
Yes Yes
Python 3.12 2 months and 2 weeks ago
(14 Dec 2023)
Yes Yes
Java 21 3 months and 2 weeks ago
(17 Nov 2023)
Yes Yes
Node.js 20 3 months and 2 weeks ago
(15 Nov 2023)
Yes Yes
Custom Runtime (AL2023) 3 months and 3 weeks ago
(10 Nov 2023)
Yes Yes
Python 3.11 7 months ago
(27 Jul 2023)
Yes Yes
Ruby 3.2 8 months and 3 weeks ago
(07 Jun 2023)
Yes Yes
Java 17 10 months ago
(27 Apr 2023)
Yes Yes
Python 3.10 10 months ago
(18 Apr 2023)
Yes Yes
Node.js 18 1 year and 3 months ago
(18 Nov 2022)
Yes Yes
.NET 7 (container-only) 1 year and 3 months ago
(15 Nov 2022)
Ends in 2 months and 2 weeks
(14 May 2024)
Yes
Node.js 16 1 year and 9 months ago
(12 May 2022)
Ends in 3 months and 2 weeks
(12 Jun 2024)
Ends in 5 months and 2 weeks
(15 Aug 2024)
.NET 6 2 years ago
(24 Feb 2022)
Ends in 8 months
(12 Nov 2024)
Ends in 11 months
(11 Feb 2025)
Python 3.9 2 years and 6 months ago
(16 Aug 2021)
Yes Yes
Node.js 14 3 years ago
(03 Feb 2021)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(04 Dec 2023)
Ended 3 weeks ago
(08 Feb 2024)
.NET 5 (container-only) 3 years ago
(02 Dec 2020)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(10 May 2022)
No
Java 8 (AL2) 3 years and 6 months ago
(12 Aug 2020)
Yes Yes
Custom Runtime (AL2) 3 years and 6 months ago
(12 Aug 2020)
Yes Yes
.NET Core 3.1 3 years and 11 months ago
(31 Mar 2020)
Ended 11 months ago
(03 Apr 2023)
Ended 10 months ago
(03 May 2023)
Ruby 2.7 4 years ago
(19 Feb 2020)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(07 Dec 2023)
Ended 3 weeks ago
(08 Feb 2024)
Node.js 12 4 years ago
(18 Nov 2019)
Ended 11 months ago
(31 Mar 2023)
Ended 10 months ago
(30 Apr 2023)
Python 3.8 4 years ago
(18 Nov 2019)
Ends in 7 months
(14 Oct 2024)
Ends in 10 months
(07 Jan 2025)
Java 11 4 years ago
(18 Nov 2019)
Yes Yes
Node.js 10 4 years and 9 months ago
(15 May 2019)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(30 Jul 2021)
Ended 2 years ago
(14 Feb 2022)
Ruby 2.5 5 years ago
(29 Nov 2018)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(30 Jul 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(31 Mar 2022)
Custom Runtime (AL1) 5 years ago
(29 Nov 2018)
Ended 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(08 Jan 2024)
Ends in 1 week and 5 days
(12 Mar 2024)
Python 3.7 5 years ago
(19 Nov 2018)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(04 Dec 2023)
Ended 3 weeks ago
(08 Feb 2024)
.NET Core 2.1 5 years and 7 months ago
(09 Jul 2018)
Ended 2 years ago
(05 Jan 2022)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(13 Apr 2022)
Node.js 8.10 5 years and 11 months ago
(02 Apr 2018)
Ended 3 years and 12 months ago
(06 Mar 2020)
Ended 3 years and 12 months ago
(06 Mar 2020)
.NET Core 2.0 6 years ago
(15 Jan 2018)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(30 May 2019)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(30 May 2019)
Go 1.x 6 years ago
(15 Jan 2018)
Ended 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(08 Jan 2024)
Ends in 1 week and 5 days
(12 Mar 2024)
Node.js 4.3 edge 6 years ago
(17 Jul 2017)
Ended 3 years and 12 months ago
(05 Mar 2020)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(30 Apr 2020)
Python 3.6 6 years and 10 months ago
(18 Apr 2017)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(18 Jul 2022)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(29 Aug 2022)
Node.js 6.10 6 years and 11 months ago
(22 Mar 2017)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(12 Aug 2019)
No
.NET Core 1.0 7 years ago
(01 Dec 2016)
Ended 4 years and 8 months ago
(27 Jun 2019)
Ended 4 years and 7 months ago
(30 Jul 2019)
Node.js 4.3 7 years and 10 months ago
(07 Apr 2016)
Ended 3 years and 12 months ago
(05 Mar 2020)
Ended 3 years and 12 months ago
(05 Mar 2020)
Python 2.7 8 years ago
(08 Oct 2015)
Ended 2 years and 7 months ago
(15 Jul 2021)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(30 May 2022)
Java 8 (AL1) 8 years ago
(15 Jun 2015)
Ended 1 month and 3 weeks ago
(08 Jan 2024)
Ends in 1 week and 5 days
(12 Mar 2024)
Node.js 0.10 9 years ago
(13 Nov 2014)
No Ended 7 years ago
(31 Oct 2016)

Supported runtimes

AWS Lambda supports the following runtimes:

Standard Support

Amazon provides security patches to the underlying runtimes, along with technical support.

Runtime updates are, most of the time, backward compatible with existing functions. But, in some rare cases, a runtime update can negatively impact an existing function. An example of such case is a lambda that make use of an insecure behavior fixed by a security patch.

There are three modes of runtime updates:

  • Auto (default): functions are automatically updated to the most recent runtime version.
  • Function update: runtime update is applied at function update.
  • Manual: runtime version is set in the function configuration.

Responsibility for applying runtime updates varies according to chosen runtime update mode.

Trusted Advisor includes a check that provides 120 days’ notice of upcoming Lambda runtime end of support, and Lambda notifies you by email if you have functions using a runtime that is scheduled for end of support in the next 60 days.

Deprecated Support

Deprecation (end of support) for a runtime occurs in multiple steps:

  • Deprecation: Security patches or other updates are no longer applied, and new functions that use the runtime cannot be created. Functions that use a deprecated runtime are also no longer eligible for technical support. This is documented in the table above as Standard Support.
  • Block function creation: Starting from at least 30 days after the deprecation, new functions using a deprecated runtime cannot be created anymore.
  • Block function update: Starting from at least 60 days after the deprecation, existing functions that use a deprecated runtime cannot be updated anymore. This is documented in the table above as Deprecated Support.

Invocations of functions that use deprecated runtime is never blocked.

More information is available on the AWS Lambda website.


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