As quickly as I can:
- AWS Lambda is great: it allows you to run server-side code without really running a server. This is what “serverless” largely means.
- Netlify Functions run on AWS Lambda and make them way easier to use. For example, you just chuck some scripts into a folder they deploy when you push to your main branch. Plus you get logs.
- Netlify Functions used to be limited to a 10-second execution time, even though Lambda’s can run 15