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.
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.