Akamai Edge Workers compared to Cloudflare Workers

Akamai Edge Workers
Versus
Cloudflare Workers

Features

Edge Features of Akamai Edge Workers compared to Cloudflare Workers
Akamai Edge WorkersFeaturesCloudflare Workers
Functions / Serverless
JavaScriptFunctions Supported LanguagesJavaScript, Rust, C, C++
Worker.js Environment
Docker Support
Docker Private Registry
Kubernetes Support
Managed Kubernetes
4100+ POPs worldwideAvailability Regions200 POPs
Default Memory (MB)128
Maximum Memory (MB)128
Execution Time (ms)10
Maximum Execution Time (ms)50
Request Payload (MB)
Response Payload (MB)
Green Energy
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown

Descriptions


Akamai Edge Workers


Akamai, the 800-pound gorilla in the CDN jungle, has joined the Edge Compute movement by launching their Edge Worker solution in 2021.

Leveraging Akamai’s gigantic network creates an attractive edge solution for those in need of large scale edge compute.

Akamai Edgeworkers is mainly used to deploy JavaScript functions, and possibly Python (we found 1 example with Python code in their repo). Apps can be found on the Akamai Marketplace in case you don’t want to develop your own applications from scratch.


Cloudflare Workers


Continuing their ongoing efforts to improve the internets global state, Cloudflare started to allow compute at their edge, eventually and essentially becoming a serverless/edge compute provider.

Cloudflare has an impressive global network presence and an even more impressive rate of pushing (open source or free) products to the market.

Unique about Workers is Key Value storage. Cloudflare’s low latency KV data store, optimized for high reads, low writes.

With a rich amount of example code to start out in your code of preference right away!