RedHat OpenShift compared to Amazon Lambda @ Edge

RedHat OpenShift
Amazon Lambda @ Edge


Edge Features of RedHat OpenShift compared to Amazon Lambda @ Edge
RedHat OpenShiftFeaturesAmazon Lambda @ Edge
Functions / Serverless
Dockerized containerFunctions Supported LanguagesJavaScript, Go, C, C++, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby
Worker.js Environment
Docker SupportYes, through EC2 Container Registry (ECR)
Docker Private Registry
Kubernetes Support
Managed Kubernetes
Wherever your own pops areAvailability RegionsAll compute pops
Default Memory (MB)128
Maximum Memory (MB)128
Execution Time (ms)5,000
Maximum Execution Time (ms)30,000
Request Payload (MB)50
Response Payload (MB).04
Green Energy
Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown


RedHat OpenShift

If rolling your own is your style, then OpenShift is your platform to do it on.

100% open source, Red Hat’s OpenShift comes with a very big manual of course, but that’s what makes it complete and a true Red Hat product. First launched in 2011, OpenShift Container Platform’s has been a core component of OpenStack for years.

OpenShift packs a punch, but comes at the cost of having to maintain and own your hardware before you can really start.

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.