Azure Functions vs RabbitMQ: 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 RabbitMQ? A messaging broker - an intermediary for messaging. RabbitMQ gives your applications a common platform to send and receive messages, and your messages a safe place to live until received.
Azure Functions belongs to "Serverless / Task Processing" category of the tech stack, while RabbitMQ can be primarily classified under "Message Queue".
Some of the features offered by Azure Functions are:
- Easily schedule event-driven tasks across services
- Expose Functions as HTTP API endpoints
- Scale Functions based on customer demand
On the other hand, RabbitMQ provides the following key features:
- Robust messaging for applications
- Easy to use
- Runs on all major operating systems
"Pay only when invoked" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Azure Functions, while over 203 developers mention "It's fast and it works with good metrics/monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing RabbitMQ.
RabbitMQ is an open source tool with 5.95K GitHub stars and 1.78K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RabbitMQ's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, RabbitMQ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 940 company stacks & 548 developers stacks; compared to Azure Functions, which is listed in 30 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.
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