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Knative vs OpenFaaS: What are the differences?

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.

What is OpenFaaS? Serverless Functions Made Simple for Kubernetes and Docker. Serverless Functions Made Simple for Docker and Kubernetes.

Knative and OpenFaaS can be primarily classified as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.

Knative and OpenFaaS are both open source tools. OpenFaaS with 14.8K GitHub stars and 1.17K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Knative with 2.02K GitHub stars and 394 GitHub forks.

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    Portability
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    On top of Kubernetes
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    Autoscaling
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    Eventing
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    Open source
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    Secure Eventing
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    Open source
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    Autoscaling
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    Ease
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    Community
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    Documentation
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    Async

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What is Knative?

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

What is OpenFaaS?

Serverless Functions Made Simple for Docker and Kubernetes

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What are some alternatives to Knative and OpenFaaS?
Kubeless
Kubeless is a Kubernetes native serverless Framework. Kubeless supports both HTTP and event based functions triggers. It has a serverless plugin, a graphical user interface and multiple runtimes, including Python and Node.js.
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Fission
Write short-lived functions in any language, and map them to HTTP requests (or other event triggers). Deploy functions instantly with one command. There are no containers to build, and no Docker registries to manage.
Google Cloud Functions
Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running
Istio
Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
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