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Apache OpenWhisk vs OpenFaaS: What are the differences?

What is Apache OpenWhisk? 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.

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

Apache OpenWhisk and OpenFaaS can be categorized as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.

Apache OpenWhisk and OpenFaaS are both open source tools. It seems that OpenFaaS with 14.8K GitHub stars and 1.17K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Apache OpenWhisk with 4.1K GitHub stars and 791 GitHub forks.

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    You are not tied to a provider. IBM available however
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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 OpenFaaS?

Serverless Functions Made Simple for Docker and Kubernetes

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What are some alternatives to Apache OpenWhisk and OpenFaaS?
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 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.
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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