Amazon Cloudfront Functions compared to Stackpath Serverless

Amazon Cloudfront Functions
Versus
Stackpath Serverless

Features

Edge Features of Amazon Cloudfront Functions compared to Stackpath Serverless
Amazon Cloudfront FunctionsFeaturesStackpath Serverless
Functions / Serverless
JavaScript, Go, C/++, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, RubyFunctions supported languagesC/++, Go, Javascript, PHP, Perl, Python, Rust
Worker.js Environment
Yes, through EC2 Container Registry (ECR)Docker support
Docker private registry
Kubernetes support
Managed Kubernetes
All POPs connected to your Cloudfront propertyAvailability regions45 pops globally
128Default Memory (MB)
3008Maximum Memory (MB)
3,000Execution Time (ms)
900,000Maximum Execution Time (ms)
6Request Payload (MB)
6Response Payload (MB)
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown

Descriptions


Amazon Cloudfront Functions


Amazon Cloudfront Function introduces cloud computing to every CloudFront pop around the globe.

Amazon Cloudfront Functions differs from Amazon’s [email protected] because CloudFront’s servers have been located traditionally at the edges of Amazon’s gigantic global network of servers. This means CloudFront functions will run closer to the end-user than traditional Lambda’s, which usually run within customers' own VPN or behind loadbalancers.

With this change in approach, Amazon hopes to even further play into the serverless space that is to become the future of IaaS or Serverless as a Service.

Given Amazon’s massive reach and the tremendously popular CloudFront product, this will surely be a success going forward. Perhaps even replacing Amazon’s [email protected] in the long term?


Stackpath Serverless


Stackpath’s dominant reign in the CDN space allowed space to expand their activity to the FaaS space.

Stackpath’s Sanbox environment to test functions works very fast and requires no registration, domain name or anything for that matter.

Having acquired at least 5 sizable companies in the last few years, it was only a waiting game before they announced to run serverless on their backbone-powered super fast infrastructure.

Having their own Backbone, Stackpath will be able to deliver on their promise to deliver at the microsecond.