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    One major difference between AWS Lambda lock-in and Java 10 lock-in: if AWS makes breaking changes you have to scramble to update. If Java 11 has breaking changes you can just not upgrade.

    AWS has been pretty good about legacy support (you can still use SimpleDB if you really want), but IIRC GCP will happy yank production systems that you’re using.

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      What’s an example of a production system “yanked” by GCP?

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        AWS has been pretty good about legacy support (you can still use SimpleDB if you really want), but IIRC GCP will happy yank production systems that you’re using.

        Wow, I had not heard of that WRT GCP. I know that if you’re big enough you can get your own terms with AWS, and that can include commitments to years of future support for any particular services you’re using. I don’t know if AWS has ever really EOL’d anything, but if they do I wouldn’t be surprised if years later there would be things running that have disappeared from public view but which are still being supported for certain customers.