Microservices & Serverless Functions – The difference

Modern developers often confront terms like microservices and serverless functions used in conversations, at times without much of delineation between the two terms. This has lead to some confusion among the developers, leading to picking the wrong technology stack for their needs. In this blog post, we will try to distinguish the difference between these…

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Knative: Is it ready for production?

As Kubernetes and AWS Lambda gained traction among developers, there was a clear need for a serverless abstraction on top of Kubernetes. Knative is an open source project, originally started by Google in collaboration with IBM, Red Hat and VMware, that provides an abstraction for developers to run their code without having to manage the…

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Event Driven Compute Using Zoho Catalyst

Today’s leading applications are so dynamic that sometimes it requires developers to use complex tools and infrastructural changes to adapt and facilitate them. Cases like running OCR on images, running filters and resizing images or even sentiment analysis on texts are very common use cases that require one part of the system to react to…

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Triggering Serverless Functions with Event Sources

Serverless Functions are well suited for Event driven applications and the event sources trigger the invocation of the functions. Events are treated as first class citizens and Functions as a Service (FaaS) providers like AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Catalyst and Google Functions provide support for various services to act as the event source that triggers…

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Serverless Suitable For Machine Learning and AI Workloads?

Machine learning (ML) is getting very popular across organizations of all sizes and shapes, driven by the desire to gain insights from the data they collect from their customers and across the organization. Whether you are a large organization collecting data using sensors and other IoT devices or a small business storing customer and employee…

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Top Considerations For Serverless Developers

As more and more developers embrace Serverless technologies, there are confusions about picking the right platform for their needs. Every since AWS Lambda became a success among developers, there are many other services that are made available in the market including Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, Zoho Catalyst, Nimbella Platform, etc.. Each service offers different…

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Serverless Vs Containers: Picking Serverless

In the previous blog post, we talked about the differences between Serverless and Container technologies as it applies to modern application deployment. The next question in the minds of developers is about understanding where serverless shines over containers. In this post, we will briefly discuss where it is a better fit and highlight some of…

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Serverless Landscape – An Overview

As Serverless Computing services gain traction among developers, we are seeing an ecosystem developing around the core platforms. In this blog post, we will map out the Serverless landscape talking about various tools to support Developers, DevOps, Security, etc.. This list is not exhaustive by any means. This is produced based on the startups and…

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