Amazon Lambda @ Edge compared to Azion Edge Functions

Amazon Lambda @ Edge
Azion Edge Functions


Edge Features of Amazon Lambda @ Edge compared to Azion Edge Functions
Amazon Lambda @ EdgeFeaturesAzion Edge Functions
Functions / Serverless
JavaScript, Go, C, C++, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, RubyFunctions Supported LanguagesJavaScript, Lua
Worker.js Environment
Yes, through EC2 Container Registry (ECR)Docker Support
Docker Private Registry
Kubernetes Support
Managed Kubernetes
All compute popsAvailability RegionsAzion has plenty of pops in Latin America, and a few in western European and Northern America
128Default Memory (MB)
128Maximum Memory (MB)
5,000Execution Time (ms)
30,000Maximum Execution Time (ms)
50Request Payload (MB)
.04Response Payload (MB)
Green Energy
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown


Amazon Lambda @ Edge

Amazon Lambda at the Edge functions introduced serverless cloud computing to the masses as early as 2014.

Being the first with a massive user-base has set up Amazon for great success, it took a few years for competitors to offer similar functionality and to actually call the FaaS space a new chapter in cloud compute in general.

Amazon’s Lambda@Edge is Amazon’s first Edge Compute product, however Amazon recently released CloudFront Functions, which brings the compute a lot closer to the end-user.

With Amazon’s gigantic scale, a shift has started with companies that are on the AWS platform to move more and more of their infrastructure to serverless.

Azion Edge Functions

Azion has been around for over a decade.

Traditionally a cloud hosting provider, Azion has increased their offerings at a steady rate thoughout their years of existance.

Their serverless platform is in its infancy days at the time of writing (early 2021), with 2 supported languages and just a limited set of accessible runtime variables.

The documentation isn’t comprehensive as one would hope.

Anyone with local compute requirements in the LATAM space would incriminate themselves not considering Azion as their supplier.