Azure Websites vs tsuru: What are the differences?
Developers describe Azure Websites as "Deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds". Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you. On the other hand, tsuru is detailed as "Extensible and open source Platform as a Service software". tsuru is an open source polyglot cloud application platform (PaaS). With tsuru, you don’t need to think about servers at all. You can write apps in the programming language of your choice, back it with add-on resources such as SQL and NoSQL databases, memcached, redis, and many others. You manage your app using the tsuru command-line tool and you deploy code using the Git revision control system, all running on the tsuru infrastructure.
Azure Websites and tsuru belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Azure Websites are:
- .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python
- Built-in AutoScale and Load Balancing
- High Availability with Auto-Patching
On the other hand, tsuru provides the following key features:
- Fast and secure. The entire process is really simple with no special tools needed, just a simple git push.
- Scaling in Tsuru is completely painless. Just add a unit and Tsuru will take care of everything else.
- Tsuru is built to be extensible. Through services you can provide anything your application needs.
"Ease of deployment" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Websites over the competitors, whereas "Very receptive to contributions" was stated as the key factor in picking tsuru.
tsuru is an open source tool with 3.14K GitHub stars and 421 GitHub forks. Here's a link to tsuru's open source repository on GitHub.