This is our only database
For daily workflows where I don't want to write intermediate computations to Dynamo
No servers! No messing around with upgrades, security patches, firewalls, etc.
I can't afford to lose data if Dynamo throttles my writes, so everything goes into a message queue first.
Caching, SSL, traffic analytics
Models, Views, Collections. Backbone is nice and light, and once you understand the event system it all makes sense.
Primarily for the grid system
Almost all our Lambdas are written in Python
All components which run in a browser
A few Lambdas which couldn't be done in Python
It provides me with POST endpoints; I don't run servers and some third-party services need to POST data to my application.