OpenAI AWS Lambda Layer (Open Source)

For anyone looking to deploy scalable and cost-efficient micro services using AWS Lambda for your OpenAI project, check out my repo:

You can also use Lambda concurrency to implement rate-limiting required by OpenAI!


hello, I modified your code to use 3.10 but it doesn’t work. Why don’t you use an official aws amazon linux ?

Nicely done @eren! I’ve also published something somewhat similar. See FullStackWithLawrence/aws-openai.

This creates A REST API implementing each of the 30 example applications from the official OpenAI API Documentation. Implemented as a serverless microservice using AWS API Gateway, Lambda and the OpenAI Python Library. Leverages OpenAI’s suite of AI models, including GPT-3.5, GPT-4, DALL·E, Whisper, Embeddings, and Moderation.

Cool, but why wouldn’t I just create my own lambda layer from the OpenAI SDK?

Is this for people that don’t know how to create their own layers? It only takes a few minutes! What am I missing?

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Same question here, but I get “Service Unavailable” messages when I try to call e.g. with the OpenAI Node.js API from an AWS Lambda.

Do I need some kind of OpenAI Lambda layer if I’m just using the OpenAI Node.js API?

Update: my issue could be Usage Limit related, investigating…

If it helps, when the Whisper API was first announced, I had trouble calling it. But you can call it directly without the SDK.

Here is a post where the Python version of that code lives, and this is what I run from Lambda.

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Hey, I see that the layer was built using the OpenAI version 0.27.4. I tried updating it by doin pip install openai==1.2.1, but when creating the layer in lambda and testing the code I am getting the error:

errorMessage": “Unable to import module ‘lambda_function’: No module named ‘openai’”

Anyone mind helping out?

You get this sorted. I am having a hard time with the lambda layer when I try to import “from openai import OpenAI”

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I am having issues with this. Do you have a version for 3.11?

having the same issue when trying to use:
from openai import OpenAI

i have built my own OpenAI layer which works in AWS Lambda Layer:
from openai import OpenAI

you can download it from here.

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Was running into the same issue, your package saved the day. Much appreciated.

Hello sir, now I am facing this error. I am trying to implement asssitant in AWS Lambda but I do not have the updated version of Openai Library


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Thanks a ton!! I was facing the same error and your package saved lots of time!