Knative on Alibaba Cloud is based on Knative for the community. It is fully integrated with the Alibaba Cloud resource system and provides richer capabilities and support for cloud products.
Integration with Alibaba Cloud Products
Rich Event Sources of Cloud Products for Message Delivery: Kafka, MNS, and RocketMQ
Service Access: SLB
Storage: NAS and cloud disk
Observability: Log Service and ARMS
IaaS Resources: ECS and ECI
Native Integration with Alibaba Cloud Kubernetes Ecosystem
Supports standard Kubernetes and proprietary Kubernetes of Alibaba Cloud
Supports Alibaba Cloud Serverless Kubernetes (ASK) and fully manages Knative control components in ASK, saving resources and O&M costs
A user sends comments to Alibaba Cloud Kafka through the web service
The Kafka Source monitors comments from the event source and sends the comments to the comment processing service.
The processing service receives the comments, scales the instance to process comments automatically, and sends the processed comments to the bullet-screen comments service.
Finally, the bullet-screen comments are displayed to users through the web service interface.
Some capabilities brought by Knative on Alibaba Cloud are listed below:
Easy service deployment
Serverless-based, on-demand resource usage
Seamless integration of Eventing with Alibaba Cloud products for message delivery
Native integration with Alibaba Cloud Kubernetes ecosystem
Integration with Alibaba Cloud's products
Hopefully, these capabilities can bring real on-demand use experience to users and reduce the cost of O&M and resource use, which is also the goal pursued by Serverless.