Celery vs Serverless: What are the differences?
What is Celery? Distributed task queue. Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.
What is Serverless? The most widely-adopted toolkit for building serverless applications. Build applications comprised of microservices that run in response to events, auto-scale for you, and only charge you when they run. This lowers the total cost of maintaining your apps, enabling you to build more logic, faster. The Framework uses new event-driven compute services, like AWS Lambda, Google CloudFunctions, and more.
Celery and Serverless are primarily classified as "Message Queue" and "Serverless / Task Processing" tools respectively.
"Task queue" is the top reason why over 84 developers like Celery, while over 10 developers mention "API integration " as the leading cause for choosing Serverless.
Celery and Serverless are both open source tools. It seems that Serverless with 30.5K GitHub stars and 3.38K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Celery with 12.7K GitHub stars and 3.3K GitHub forks.
Sentry, Ansible, and OpenLabel are some of the popular companies that use Celery, whereas Serverless is used by Droplr, Plista GmbH, and Hammerhead. Celery has a broader approval, being mentioned in 271 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Serverless, which is listed in 112 company stacks and 43 developer stacks.
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