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.
|Functions / Serverless|
|Docker support||Yes, through EC2 Container Registry (ECR)|
|Docker private registry|
|Availability regions||All 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|
|Unsupported Paid Feature Supported Unknown|