open-lambda VS dapr

Compare open-lambda vs dapr and see what are their differences.


Dapr is a portable, event-driven, runtime for building distributed applications across cloud and edge. (by dapr)
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open-lambda dapr
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Posts with mentions or reviews of open-lambda. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-04-23.


Posts with mentions or reviews of dapr. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-19.
  • istributed Application Runtime (Dapr) v1.10 Released
    2 projects | | 19 Mar 2023
    Recently, the Dapr maintainers released V1.10 of Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), a developer framework for building cloud-native applications, making it easier to run multiple microservices on Kubernetes and interact with external state stores/databases, secret stores, pub/sub-brokers, and other cloud services and self-hosted solutions.
  • Create event-driven applications with Cloudflare queues and Dapr
    2 projects | | 9 Mar 2023
    Dapr, the open-source distributed application runtime, is often used in event-driven applications. Dapr provides a set of standardized API building blocks that simplify microservice development. By using the Bindings building block, developers can use input, and output bindings, and either trigger their apps or invoke other resources without having to learn resource-specific SDKs for these resources. With Dapr release 1.10, a new binding is provided that allows developers to publish messages to Cloudflare Queues. Because of the common set of APIs that Dapr offers, developers from any background can use the binding to publish messages to Cloudflare Queues without needing to know the Cloudflare SDKs or adding that dependency to their codebase.
  • What are well-developed web applications in Golang?
    10 projects | | 28 Jan 2023
  • Agnostic Messaging Provider - Azure/Google/AWS
    3 projects | | 12 Jan 2023
  • my office want to migrate to go programming language, what framework is recommended between chi or fiber?
    7 projects | | 2 Jan 2023
    Fasthttp on which fiber is based has A LOT of drawbacks and I would not recommend for general usage. Among things we found while analyzing it for Dapr: no request-specific context, no HTTP/2 or HTTP/3, almost no support for streaming, and the occasional bug that can’t be figured out.
  • Ask HN: What are some examples of cloud lock-in?
    4 projects | | 5 Dec 2022
    One thing that I've seen work is that if you absolutely require the ability to deploy on-prem then using something like OpenShift/Kubernetes as a primitive can work per the parent.

    Even if you rely on streaming like PubSub or Kinesis, the trick is to write interfaces in the application tier that allow for using an on-prem primitive like Kafka and not depending too much on the implementation of that abstraction.

    I've been on a platform team that built these primitives into the application layer, e.g. a blob storage interface to access any blob store whether it's on prem NFS, azure, etc. However I'm looking at newer projects like dapr [1] and have taken them for a spin in small projects. Such a project seems like a favorable way to add "platform services" to a non-trivial app while still maintaining a pubsub abstraction that allows for swapping out the physical backend.


  • Gorilla Mux
    4 projects | | 16 Nov 2022
    The full analysis is here, and even though some things are specific to our project, most are generic:
  • Rust microservices in server-side WebAssembly
    14 projects | | 1 Nov 2022
    Furthermore, microservices are often deployed together with service frameworks. For example, Dapr is a popular runtime framework for microservices. It provides a “sidecar” service for each microservice. The microservice accesses the sidecar via the Dapr API to discover and invoke other services on the network, manage state data, and access message queues.
  • Episode 106: myNewsWrap – SAP and Microsoft
    2 projects | | 15 Oct 2022
    Dapr Runtime v1.9.0
  • Episode 105: myNewsWrap – SAP and Microsoft
    6 projects | | 8 Oct 2022
    It is starting: Dapr WF engine implementation starter

What are some alternatives?

When comparing open-lambda and dapr you can also consider the following projects:

MassTransit - Distributed Application Framework for .NET

tye - Tye is a tool that makes developing, testing, and deploying microservices and distributed applications easier. Project Tye includes a local orchestrator to make developing microservices easier and the ability to deploy microservices to Kubernetes with minimal configuration.

OpenFaaS - OpenFaaS - Serverless Functions Made Simple

camel-k - Apache Camel K is a lightweight integration platform, born on Kubernetes, with serverless superpowers

Nomad - Nomad is an easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that can deploy a mix of microservice, batch, containerized, and non-containerized applications. Nomad is easy to operate and scale and has native Consul and Vault integrations.

NServiceBus - The most popular service bus for .NET

go-kit - A standard library for microservices.

go-micro - A Go microservices framework

kubernetes - Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

NSwag - The Swagger/OpenAPI toolchain for .NET, ASP.NET Core and TypeScript.

Gin - Gin is a HTTP web framework written in Go (Golang). It features a Martini-like API with much better performance -- up to 40 times faster. If you need smashing performance, get yourself some Gin.

ts-node - TypeScript execution and REPL for node.js