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Cloud Run is a managed compute platform that enables you to run containers that are invocable via requests or events. Cloud Run is serverless: it abstracts away all infrastructure management, so you can focus on what matters most — building great applications.
Google Cloud Functions is a serverless execution environment for building and connecting cloud services. With Cloud Functions, you write simple, single-purpose functions that are attached to events emitted from your cloud infrastructure and services. Your function is triggered when an event being watched is fired. Your code executes in a fully managed environment. There is no need to provision any infrastructure or worry about managing any servers.
Google Cloud Run has it's own pricing calculator with a variety of options for those who are interested. Here.
Three different tiers, including a Free Tier, which includes:
Google Cloud Free Usage includes:
Requests: $0.20 per 1M requests
Duration: $0.0000025 per GB-second
Data Transfer: $0.12 per Outbound Data GB
1 million invocations with an average time of 500ms and 128 MB of available memory would only cost approximately $1.57 USD
Great tutorials and accessibility, you can quickly go into production with this.
Servers available currently on Asia, North America and Europe. Each Cloud Run service resides in a region. Customer data associated with this service is stored in the selected region. You can serve traffic from multiple regions by configuring external HTTP(S) Load Balancing.
Includes automatic and on-demand back-ups.
Includes authentication overview,, access management, ingress restriction, encryption keys and more. Mount secrets from Secret Manager. Only deploy trusted container images with Binary Authorization. Bring your own encryption keys. Container instances run in a secure sandbox isolated from other resources, with dedicated identities and permissions.
Start building a database in production in 5 minutes.
Automatically done through serverless technology.
Google Cloud Regions are available on all continents.
Backups help you restore lost data to your Cloud SQL instance. Additionally, if an instance is having a problem, you can restore it to a previous state by using the backup to overwrite it. Enable automated backups for any instance that contains necessary data. Backups protect your data from loss or damage.
Cloud SQL is integrated with Identity and Access Management (IAM) to help you better manage login access for users and service accounts to databases. This feature is called IAM database authentication.
Connects and extends services to build complex applications
Cloud Functions lets you treat all Google and third-party cloud services as building blocks. Connect and extend them with code, and rapidly move from concept to production with end-to-end solutions and complex workflows. Further, integrate with third-party services that offer webhook integrations to quickly extend your application with powerful capabilities.
End-to-end development and diagnosability
Go from code to deploy, with integrated monitoring. Get full observability and diagnosability for your application with Cloud Trace and Cloud Debugger. Additionally, get support for local and disconnected development/debugging using open-sourced functions framework.
Serve users from zero to planet-scale without even thinking about any infrastructure. Cloud Functions automatically manages and scales underlying infrastructure with the size of workload.
No server management
Deploy your code and let Google run and scale it for you. Cloud Functions abstracts away all the underlying infrastructure so that you can focus on your code and build applications faster than ever before.
Runs code in response to events
Cloud Functions allows you to trigger your code from Google Cloud, Firebase, and Google Assistant, or call it directly from any web, mobile, or backend application via HTTP.
Pay only for what you use
You are only billed for your function’s execution time, metered to the nearest 100 milliseconds. You pay nothing when your function is idle. Cloud Functions automatically spins up and back down in response to events.
Avoid lock-in with open technology
Use an open-source FaaS (function as a service) framework to run functions across multiple environments and prevent lock-in. Supported environments include Cloud Functions, local development environment, on-premises, Cloud Run, Cloud Run for Anthos, and other Knative-based serverless environments.