AWS Firecracker vs AWS Lambda: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS Firecracker as "Secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing". Firecracker is an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant container and function-based services that provide serverless operational models. Firecracker runs workloads in lightweight virtual machines, called microVMs, which combine the security and isolation properties provided by hardware virtualization technology with the speed and flexibility of containers. 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.
AWS Firecracker and AWS Lambda can be primarily classified as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.
AWS Firecracker is an open source tool with 8.6K GitHub stars and 521 GitHub forks. Here's a link to AWS Firecracker's open source repository on GitHub.
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