Azure Functions vs Knex.js: What are the differences?
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.
What is Knex.js? SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle. Knex.js is a "batteries included" SQL query builder for Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite3, and Oracle designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use. It features both traditional node style callbacks as well as a promise interface for cleaner async flow control, a stream interface, full featured query and schema builders, transaction support (with savepoints), connection pooling and standardized responses between different query clients and dialects.
Azure Functions belongs to "Serverless / Task Processing" category of the tech stack, while Knex.js can be primarily classified under "Database Tools".
"Pay only when invoked" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Azure Functions, while over 3 developers mention "Write once and then connect to almost any sql engine" as the leading cause for choosing Knex.js.
Knex.js is an open source tool with 9.92K GitHub stars and 1.24K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Knex.js's open source repository on GitHub.
Property With Potential, OneWire, and Veris are some of the popular companies that use Azure Functions, whereas Knex.js is used by Decision6, Zube, and Habx. Azure Functions has a broader approval, being mentioned in 30 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to Knex.js, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.