Azure Durable Functions represented the last missing building block to code long running, stateful function orchestrations in a serverless environment.
The Orchestrator function allow you to do several new things that differentiates it from an ordinary, stateless function.
For example you can call and await other functions, save outputs, and then resume the local state that is never lost.
Durable Functions 2.0 are even more powerful with many aspects borrowed from the Actor Model but also some important differences.
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