Apache OpenWhisk vs AWS Lambda: What are the differences?
Apache OpenWhisk: A serverless, open-source cloud platform. Apache OpenWhisk (incubating) is a serverless, open source cloud platform that executes functions in response to events at any scale; AWS Lambda: Automatically run code in response to modifications to objects in Amazon S3 buckets, messages in Kinesis streams, or updates in DynamoDB. 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.
Apache OpenWhisk and AWS Lambda can be categorized as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Apache OpenWhisk are:
- Fine-grained resource consumption
- Use any language, any service
- Plug your service into Apache OpenWhisk
On the other hand, AWS Lambda provides the following key features:
- Extend other AWS services with custom logic
- Build custom back-end services
- Completely Automated Administration
Apache OpenWhisk is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 792 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache OpenWhisk's open source repository on GitHub.
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