Amazon Lambda @ Edge compared to

Amazon Lambda @ Edge


Edge Features of Amazon Lambda @ Edge compared to
Amazon Lambda @
Functions / Serverless
javascript, go, C/++, .NET, Node.js, PHP, python, rubyFunctions supported languages
Worker.js Environment
Yes, through EC2 Container Registry (ECR)Docker support
Docker private registry
Kubernetes support
Managed Kubernetes
All compute popsAvailability regions
128Default Memory (MB)
128Maximum Memory (MB)
5,000Execution Time (ms)No limit
30,000Maximum Execution Time (ms)No limit
50Request Payload (MB)No limit
.04Response Payload (MB)No limit
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 [email protected] 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.

Fly is an opensource runtime for edge apps, Fly offers a paid hosted version of their product as well. This provider will focus on the paid hosted version. is one of the few companies and products that has a full range of tools alongside their actual product, which makes them an ideal candidate for curious developers and new companies to experiment.

Everything they do is docker based, and their networking abstraction is top notch, it’s clear Fly will play a major role in turning the space into a more user-friendly one. Fly’s ambitious mission to make application distribution as ubiquitous as CDNs sets the bar for any contenter willing to compete.