During the Java One keynote today Oracle announced The Fn Project, a new serverless framework written in Go, but initially supporting Java as a first class language. The development was led by Chad Arimura, VP Software Development, and founder of Iron.io. Iron.io pioneered the idea of serverless for messaging-based apps, but didn’t achieve significant traction. Oracle last year hired Chad and his development team, while Xenon took on the company’s IronWorker and IronMQ assets.
OpenWhisk, created by IBM, has the advantage of industry support from Adobe and Red Hat. Meanwhile Alex Ellis has done a great job of creating buzz around OpenFaaS, and attracting GitHub stars and attention from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation ecosystem.
disclosure: Adobe, IBM, Oracle, Red Hat are clients, but all opinions in this piece are independent of vendor relationships.