Scaling R with AWS Lambda

15 Sep 2022

In this talk I gave an overview of a recent client project in which AWS Lambda was used to provide a scalable R-backend for a public-facing web application. This backend performed a number of different operations, including; evaluating a Bayesian Network model; rendering a parameterised PDF report via R Markdown, and creating data visualisations with {ggplot2}.

The frontend and backend code for this application is available publicly on GitHub here. Similarly, the infrastructure as code to host the front and backend is available here.

I gave this talk at the North East Data Science meetup in September 2022.