AWS Lambda vs Knative: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Knative? Kubernetes-based platform for serverless workloads. Knative provides a set of middleware components that are essential to build modern, source-centric, and container-based applications that can run anywhere: on premises, in the cloud, or even in a third-party data center.
AWS Lambda and Knative belong to "Serverless / Task Processing" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by AWS Lambda are:
- Extend other AWS services with custom logic
- Build custom back-end services
- Completely Automated Administration
On the other hand, Knative provides the following key features:
- Serving - Scale to zero, request-driven compute model
- Build - Cloud-native source to container orchestration
- Events - Universal subscription, delivery and management of events
Knative is an open source tool with 2.01K GitHub stars and 393 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Knative's open source repository on GitHub.
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