Pivotal Function Service (PFS)

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This release of Pivotal Function Service is not intended for use in a production environment. Features are subject to change without notice in future releases.


Pivotal Function Service (PFS) is a Function as a Service (FaaS) platform built on Kubernetes. PFS is based on the riff open source project.

PFS includes a distribution of Knative for installation on-prem or in the cloud. It also includes the pfs command line interface for managing function builds, Knative services, pub/sub channels, and subscriptions.

Developers can use PFS to build and run functions.

This release comes with buildpacks for functions using the following invokers:

The release was tested with the following environments:

Key topics in the documentation include: