Azure Functions vs Google Cloud Functions

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Azure Functions vs Google Cloud Functions: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Google Cloud Functions? A serverless environment to build and connect cloud services. Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running.

Azure Functions and Google Cloud Functions can be primarily classified as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.

"Pay only when invoked" is the primary reason why developers consider Azure Functions over the competitors, whereas "Serverless Applications" was stated as the key factor in picking Google Cloud Functions.

According to the StackShare community, Google Cloud Functions has a broader approval, being mentioned in 55 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to Azure Functions, which is listed in 30 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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Pros of Azure Functions
Pros of Google Cloud 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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    Poor developer experience for C#
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    Easy scalability
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    Can be used as lightweight https service
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    Event driven
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    Azure component events for Storage, services etc
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    WebHooks
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    Serverless Applications
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    Its not AWS
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    Simplicity
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    Free Tiers and Trainging
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    Built-in Webhook trigger
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    Customer Support

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Cons of Azure Functions
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      Node.js only

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    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.

    What is 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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    What are some alternatives to Azure Functions and Google Cloud Functions?
    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.
    Kubernetes
    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.
    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.
    Cloud Functions for Firebase
    Cloud Functions for Firebase lets you create functions that are triggered by Firebase products, such as changes to data in the Realtime Database, uploads to Cloud Storage, new user sign ups via Authentication, and conversion events in Analytics.
    Google Cloud Run
    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.
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