What is Orbs Lambda?
Cloud function are implemented in a few lines of code, deployed to the Orbs Network and then executed by the network validators. Much like AWS Lambda, there is no devops involved and no instances to worry about. Unlike AWS Lambda, the protocol is fully transparent and decentralized, providing execution guaranteed to the user community by relying on dozens of independent network validators that participate in the protocol.
Orbs Lambda cloud functions are executed automatically according to pre-chosen triggers. Triggers can include a scheduled time interval (similar to a cron job), on-chain events from multiple L1 blockchains (logs emitted from smart contracts or state changes) and HTTP requests. Once a lambda function is deployed, network validators monitor these triggers and guarantee execution as soon as they occur.
Orbs Lambda is not meant to replace existing L1 smart contracts. It is a complementary solution that allows developers to enrich their business logic with actions that the smart contract sandbox is unable to do, without sacrificing decentralization. Dapps that are currently relying on their own centralized backends are welcome to migrate these backends to Orbs Lambda and eliminate the centralized bottlenecks from their offering.