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Knative vs Nuclio: What are the differences?
What is Knative? 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.
What is Nuclio? Real-time serverless platform. nuclio is portable across IoT devices, laptops, on-premises datacenters and cloud deployments, eliminating cloud lock-ins and enabling hybrid solutions.
Knative and Nuclio can be categorized as "Serverless / Task Processing" tools.
Some of the features offered by Knative are:
- Serving - Scale to zero, request-driven compute model
- Build - Cloud-native source to container orchestration
- Events - Universal subscription, delivery and management of events
On the other hand, Nuclio provides the following key features:
- Real-time performance
- Simple debugging, regression and a multi-versioned CI/CD pipeline
- Supports a large variety of open or cloud-specific event and data sources with common APIs
Knative and Nuclio are both open source tools. Nuclio with 2.83K GitHub stars and 256 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Knative with 2.02K GitHub stars and 394 GitHub forks.
Pros of Knative
- Open source3
- Secure Eventing3
- On top of Kubernetes3
Pros of Nuclio
- Enterprise grade1
- Air gap friendly1
- Actively maintained and supported1
- Variety of runtimes1
- Variety of triggers1
- Secure image building1
- Scale to zero1
- Open source1