Apex vs AWS Lambda: What are the differences?
Developers describe Apex as "Serverless Architecture with AWS Lambda". Apex is a small tool for deploying and managing AWS Lambda functions. With shims for languages not yet supported by Lambda, you can use Golang out of the box. On the other hand, AWS Lambda is detailed as "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.
Apex and AWS Lambda can be categorized as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Apex are:
- Supports languages Lambda does not natively support via shim, such as Go
- Binary install (useful for continuous deployment in CI etc)
- Project level function and resource management
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
Apex is an open source tool with 7.84K GitHub stars and 568 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apex's open source repository on GitHub.
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