Apache OpenWhisk vs Cloudflare Workers: What are the differences?
What is 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.
Apache OpenWhisk and Cloudflare Workers 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, Cloudflare Workers provides the following key features:
- Load balance between multiple origins to improve speed or reliability
- Render HTML templates while fetching dynamic content from your origin
- Dynamically respond to requests without needing to connect to an origin server at all
Apache OpenWhisk is an open source tool with 4.65K GitHub stars and 905 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache OpenWhisk's open source repository on GitHub.