Fly.io compared to Akamai Edge Workers

Fly.io
Versus
Akamai Edge Workers

Features

Edge Features of Fly.io compared to Akamai Edge Workers
Fly.ioFeaturesAkamai Edge Workers
Functions / Serverless
Functions Supported LanguagesJavaScript
Worker.js Environment
Docker Support
Docker Private Registry
Kubernetes Support
Managed Kubernetes
Availability Regions4100+ POPs worldwide
Default Memory (MB)
Maximum Memory (MB)
No limitExecution Time (ms)
No limitMaximum Execution Time (ms)
No limitRequest Payload (MB)
No limitResponse Payload (MB)
Green Energy
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown

Descriptions


Fly.io


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. Fly.io 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.


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.