GCP Cloud Run VS Cloud Function Cold Starts

Andrew Hayes
5 min readMay 13, 2019
Source: Google Cloud Platform

I’m working on a small side project, for which I’m using Firebase and Google Cloud Functions. So far it’s been great however one of the use cases requires a response from the Cloud Function within a certain time limit. Occasionally, usually after the weekend, the Cloud Function will need to cold start and will take just too long. ‘Cold Starts’ are when a ‘serverless’ service is not cached by the cloud provider and…

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