Customize at the edge with Lambda@Edge - Amazon CloudFront

Customize at the edge with Lambda@Edge

Lambda@Edge is an extension of AWS Lambda. Lambda@Edge is a compute service that lets you execute functions that customize the content that Amazon CloudFront delivers. You can author Node.js or Python functions in the Lambda console in one AWS Region, US East (N. Virginia).

You then add triggers in either the Lambda or CloudFront console that cause the functions to run in AWS locations that are closer to the viewer, without provisioning or managing servers. Optionally, you can use Lambda and CloudFront API operations to set up your functions and triggers programmatically.

Lambda@Edge scales automatically, from a few requests per day to thousands per second. Processing requests at AWS locations closer to the viewer instead of on origin servers significantly reduces latency and improves the user experience.