AWS Firecracker vs Azure Functions: What are the differences?
What is AWS Firecracker? 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.
What is Azure Functions? Listen and react to events across your stack. Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in virtually any Azure or 3rd party service as well as on-premises systems.
AWS Firecracker and Azure Functions can be categorized 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.