Azure Container Instances vs Azure Functions

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Pros of Azure Container Instances
Pros of Azure Functions
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      Pay only when invoked
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      Great developer experience for C#
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      Multiple languages supported
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      Great debugging support
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      Can be used as lightweight https service
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      Easy scalability
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      Poor developer experience for C#
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      Event driven
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      Azure component events for Storage, services etc
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    Cons of Azure Container Instances
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        No persistent (writable) file system available
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        Poor support for Linux environments
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        Sporadic server & language runtime issues
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        Not suited for long-running applications

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      What is Azure Container Instances?

      It is a solution for any scenario that can operate in isolated containers, without orchestration. Run event-driven applications, quickly deploy from your container development pipelines, and run data processing and build jobs.

      What is 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.

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      What are some alternatives to Azure Container Instances and Azure Functions?
      Azure Container Service
      Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.
      The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
      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.
      Databricks Unified Analytics Platform, from the original creators of Apache Spark™, unifies data science and engineering across the Machine Learning lifecycle from data preparation to experimentation and deployment of ML applications.
      Azure Kubernetes Service
      Deploy and manage containerized applications more easily with a fully managed Kubernetes service. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.
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