Fastly Edge Compute compared to Akamai Edge Workers

Fastly Edge Compute
Versus
Akamai Edge Workers

Features

Edge Features of Fastly Edge Compute compared to Akamai Edge Workers
Fastly Edge ComputeFeaturesAkamai Edge Workers
Functions / Serverless
Rust, JavaScript, VCLFunctions Supported LanguagesJavaScript
Worker.js Environment
Docker Support
Docker Private Registry
Kubernetes Support
Managed Kubernetes
Worldwide (all 72 pops)Availability Regions4100+ POPs worldwide
Default Memory (MB)
Maximum Memory (MB)
Execution Time (ms)
Maximum Execution Time (ms)
Request Payload (MB)
Response Payload (MB)
Green Energy
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown

Descriptions


Fastly Edge Compute


Fastly, traditionally a CDN, was one of the first CDNs that openly and actively promoted its edge worker technology.

Fastly has been open and quick when it comes to adding features and functionality to their Serverless product. The platform is runs on WASM logic (with JIT compilation). All in all, one could expect very fast responses when it comes to running your application on Fastly.

Fastly has a unique online fiddler tool to experiment and try different Edge features and functionality without even having to register, live log tailing and individual end-user request trailing. A notable customer of Fastly’s Edge Compute platform is LoveHolidays.


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.