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What is Fission?
Fission is a fast, open source serverless framework for Kubernetes with a focus on developer productivity and high performance.
Fission operates on just the code: Docker and Kubernetes are abstracted away under normal operation, though you can use both to extend Fission if you want to.
Fission is extensible to any language; the core is written in Go, and language-specific parts are isolated in something called environments (more below). Fission currently supports NodeJS, Python, Ruby, Go, PHP, Bash, and any Linux executable, with more languages coming soon.
Performance: 100msec cold start
Fission maintains a pool of “warm” containers that each contain a small dynamic loader. When a function is first called, i.e. “cold-started”, a running container is chosen and the function is loaded. This pool is what makes Fission fast: cold-start latencies are typically about 100msec.
Kubernetes is the right place for Serverless
We’re built on Kubernetes because we think any non-trivial app will use a combination of serverless functions and more conventional microservices, and Kubernetes is a great framework to bring these together seamlessly.
Building on Kubernetes also means that anything you do for operations on your Kubernetes cluster — such as monitoring or log aggregation — also helps with ops on your Fission deployment.
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Concepts of Fission architecture and components
Installation guide for Fission installation
Tutorial for supported language
Message queuing guide for different message queue services
Workflow system on top of Fission
How to contribute to Fission