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Google Cloud Functions vs Knative: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Cloud Functions as "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. On the other hand, Knative is detailed as "Kubernetes-based platform for serverless workloads". Knative provides a set of middleware components that are essential to build modern, source-centric, and container-based applications that can run anywhere: on premises, in the cloud, or even in a third-party data center.

Google Cloud Functions and Knative can be categorized as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.

Knative is an open source tool with 2.01K GitHub stars and 393 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Knative's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Google Cloud Functions and Knative
Clifford Crerar
Software Engineer at Bidvest Advisory Services · | 9 upvotes · 24.8K views

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.
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Pros of Google Cloud Functions
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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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    On top of Kubernetes
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    Eventing
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    Open source
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    Node.js only
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    What is Google Cloud Functions?

    Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running

    What is Knative?

    Knative provides a set of middleware components that are essential to build modern, source-centric, and container-based applications that can run anywhere: on premises, in the cloud, or even in a third-party data center

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    What are some alternatives to Google Cloud Functions and Knative?
    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.
    Google App Engine
    Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
    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.
    Firebase
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
    Heroku
    Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
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