Amazon Athena vs Azure Functions: What are the differences?
Amazon Athena: Query S3 Using SQL. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run; 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.
Amazon Athena and Azure Functions are primarily classified as "Big Data" and "Serverless / Task Processing" tools respectively.
"Use SQL to analyze CSV files" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon Athena over the competitors, whereas "Pay only when invoked" was stated as the key factor in picking Azure Functions.
SendGrid, Chartbeat, and Auto Trader are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Athena, whereas Azure Functions is used by Property With Potential, OneWire, and Veris. Amazon Athena has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Azure Functions, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.