What is Knative?
Knative provides a set of middleware components that are essential to build modern, source-centric, and container-based applications that can run anywhere: on premises, in the cloud, or even in a third-party data center
Knative is a tool in the Serverless / Task Processing category of a tech stack.
Knative is an open source tool with 2K GitHub stars and 383 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Knative's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Knative?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Knative
- Serving - Scale to zero, request-driven compute model
- Build - Cloud-native source to container orchestration
- Events - Universal subscription, delivery and management of events
- Serverless add-on on GKE - Enable GCP managed serverless stack on Kubernetes
Knative Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Knative?
See all alternatives
Kubeless is a Kubernetes native serverless Framework. Kubeless supports both HTTP and event based functions triggers. It has a serverless plugin, a graphical user interface and multiple runtimes, including Python and Node.js.
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Serverless Functions Made Simple for Docker and Kubernetes
AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you. You can use AWS Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic, or create your own back-end services that operate at AWS scale, performance, and security.
Build applications comprised of microservices that run in response to events, auto-scale for you, and only charge you when they run. This lowers the total cost of maintaining your apps, enabling you to build more logic, faster. The Framework uses new event-driven compute services, like AWS Lambda, Google CloudFunctions, and more.