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Apache OpenWhisk vs Google Cloud Run: What are the differences?
Developers describe Apache OpenWhisk as "A serverless, open-source cloud platform". Apache OpenWhisk (incubating) is a serverless, open source cloud platform that executes functions in response to events at any scale. On the other hand, Google Cloud Run is detailed as "Run stateless HTTP containers on a fully managed environment or in your own GKE cluster". A managed compute platform that enables you to run stateless containers that are invocable via HTTP requests. It's serverless by abstracting away all infrastructure management.
Apache OpenWhisk and Google Cloud Run can be primarily classified as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Apache OpenWhisk are:
- Fine-grained resource consumption
- Use any language, any service
- Plug your service into Apache OpenWhisk
On the other hand, Google Cloud Run provides the following key features:
- Simple developer experience
- Fast autoscaling
Apache OpenWhisk is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 791 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache OpenWhisk's open source repository on GitHub.
Run cloud service containers instead of cloud-native services
- Running containers means that your microservices are not "cooked" into a cloud provider's architecture.
- Moving from one cloud to the next means that you simply spin up new instances of your containers in the new cloud using that cloud's container service.
- Start redirecting your traffic to the new resources.
- Turn off the containers in the cloud you migrated from.
Pros of Apache OpenWhisk
- You are not tied to a provider. IBM available however4
- Still exploring... its just intresting3
Pros of Google Cloud Run
- Pay per use9
- HTTPS endpoints9
- Fully managed9
- Concurrency: multiple requests sent to each container7
- Custom domains with auto SSL6
- Deploy containers6
- "Invoke IAM permission" to manage authentication4