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AWS Api Gateway Regional Edge

Edge or Regional: Comparing AWS API Gateway Deployments

– API Gateway is the Amazon Web Services universal translation layer for synchronous integration patterns, coming built in with a ton of flexibility and options to connect to various back end services. One of the commonly misunderstood tweaks is the deployment method. API Gateway lets you set up endpoints as Edge-Optimised (proxied via AWS points of presence around the world) or Regional (existing in a single AWS region). The official documentation suggests that edge-optimised deployment “typically improves connection time for geographically diverse clients”. Is that actually true? Let’s test it. (read more)