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Apache OpenWhisk vs Graphcool Framework: 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, Graphcool Framework is detailed as "⚡️ Framework to develop & deploy serverless GraphQL backends". Graphcool is an open-source backend development framework to develop and deploy production-ready GraphQL microservices. The Graphcool Framework is a comprehensive collection of building blocks covering the entire spectrum of developing modern, data-centric GraphQL APIs.

Apache OpenWhisk and Graphcool Framework can be categorized 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, Graphcool Framework provides the following key features:

  • GraphQL database: A GraphQL database that allows you to query, mutate & stream data via the GraphQL CRUD API. It also contains a powerful database migration tool that lets you define and evolve your data model using GraphQL SDL.
  • Powerful permission system: Protects your GraphQL API with a powerful permission system based on rules you define in terms of simple GraphQL permission queries.
  • GraphQL subscription API: With the Graphcool Framework, realtime functionality (based on GraphQL subscriptions) comes for free. Your mutations automatically publish subscription events to the event gateway which forwards updates to all subscribed clients.q

Apache OpenWhisk is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 792 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache OpenWhisk's open source repository on GitHub.

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  • 4
    You are not tied to a provider. IBM available however
  • 2
    Still exploring... its just intresting
  • 1
    Fun and quick to get started. Great customer support

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What is Apache OpenWhisk?

OpenWhisk is an open source serverless platform. It is enterprise grade and accessible to all developers thanks to its superior programming model and tooling. It powers IBM Cloud Functions, Adobe I/O Runtime, Naver, Nimbella among others.

What is Graphcool Framework?

Graphcool is an open-source backend development framework to develop and deploy production-ready GraphQL microservices. The Graphcool Framework is a comprehensive collection of building blocks covering the entire spectrum of developing modern, data-centric GraphQL APIs.

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What are some alternatives to Apache OpenWhisk and Graphcool Framework?
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you. You can use AWS Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic, or create your own back-end services that operate at AWS scale, performance, and security.
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.
Serverless
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.
Azure Functions
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.
Google Cloud Functions
Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running
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