304 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

9.0

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

90%
7.1

Amazon Fargate

71%
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) ranks higher in 9/9 features

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

9.2
92%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Dynamic scaling

8.9
89%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Elastic load balancing

9.2
92%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Pre-configured templates

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Monitoring tools

8.6
86%
17 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Pre-defined machine images

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Operating system support

9.1
91%
17 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Security controls

9.2
92%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Automation

8.4
84%
6 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Amazon Fargate is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

87%
66 Ratings
9.0

Amazon Fargate

90%
1 Rating

Usability

8.8

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

88%
3 Ratings
8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.9

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

89%
22 Ratings
8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Amazon Fargate

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

I think nowadays, Amazon EC2 is best-suited for most app development and deployment use cases, especially if your resource requirements are not fixed over a long period of time. The flexibility provided by the on-demand pricing and rescaling option makes Amazon EC2 a great service, especially if your tech stack already runs on AWS. On the other hand, I think Amazon EC2 is not the best option if your tech infrastructure runs on another public cloud.
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Amazon AWS

If you need to deploy Docker containers, Amazon Fargate is a very good fit. It integrates very well with other AWS services like RDS, EFS, and Secrets manager. You can have a very robust application using those services. In case you have many containers to deploy, it is however more expensive
that if you use other services like ECS or EKS, since they allow you to
share the same infrastructure to deploy multiple containers.
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Pros

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  • A great variety of choices in Amazon Machine Image (AMI) types. Users can select a more basic type to run generic workloads, but also have the choice to pick an AMI pre-installed with specific services in the AWS Marketplace.
  • The range of instance types can support the usage from a student's exploration (inexpensive general-purpose nano instances) to an enterprise's most intense workloads (memory or storage-optimized instances with terabytes of memory and ultra-fast network connection).
  • The pricing options, from regular instances, reserved instances to spot instances allow users to get the job done and make smart choices about how much they want to pay and when they want to pay.
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • This service is a bit difficult to consume. New users need a big learning curve to use this service effectively.
  • UI for EC2 service is a little complex and at many places, it misses detailed explanation.
  • Sometimes it takes too long to create images of EC2 instances. This keeps your EC2 up for that extra time. When instances are heavy, it penalizes a lot of money.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Starting Price

$0 per Hour

Editions & Modules

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
On-Demand$0.0042 - $6.5281
Data Transfer$0.00 - $0.092
EBS-Optimized Instances$0.0053
Carrier IP Addresses$0.005 - $0.104
T2, T3 Instances$0.05 ($0.096)5
T4g Instances$0.046

Footnotes

  1. per Hour
  2. per GB
  3. per IP address with a running instance per hour on a pro rata basis
  4. none
  5. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES (Windows)
  6. per vCPU-Hour Linux, RHEL, & SLES

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Amazon Fargate

Starting Price

$0.00,138,679 *per hour

Editions & Modules

Amazon Fargate editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
per vCPU$0.040481
per GB$0.0044452
Fargate Spot per vCPU$0.012629323
Fargate Spot per GB$0.001386794

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

*based on US East rates. Price varies region to region.

Usability

Amazon AWS

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) allows various ways of gaining incidents, such as slow growth, money, and the reserved ones, mostly depend entirely on the necessity, because it makes highly intelligent choices possible at these times, which enable considerable cost savings whilst addressing the situation as best I like.
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Amazon AWS

It's a very practical service to use. If you need to deploy any application with a Database, disk storage, you're pretty much set.
Everything around that can be taken care of using other AWS services. Like secrets manager, certificate manager, RDS ...
And the CI/CD part is also very easy to setup, you only need on AWS CLI command to trigger a deployment, and done !
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Support Rating

Amazon AWS

AWS's support is good overall. Not outstanding, but better than average. We have had very little reason to engage with AWS support but in our limited experience, the staff has been knowledgeable, timely and helpful. The only negative is actually initiating a service request can be a bit of a pain.
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Amazon AWS

AWS provides different support tiers. They are usually very reactive and are able to help solve the issues very quickly.
As for everything, the higher the support tier you get, the better and faster support you get.
If you're also a part of big company, you probably have solution architects at your disposal to help you with any inqueries.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon AWS

AWS EC2 is the mainstay of several AWS tools, with CodeBuild that includes AWS Cloud9, and CodePipeline, which allow us to work quickly, efficiently, for all the work team, regardless of whether it is remotely or locally, always keeping the progress saved in the cloud. With Lambda it can be compiled at any time in a fast way, with AWS WAF we protect the different connections, since it provides a high level of security, without having to configure too much, in general all the tools work perfectly with EC2, speeding up the development time of the different projects
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Amazon AWS

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Amazon AWS

Pricing and billing of AWS Fargate is loosely tied to your exisiting AWS billing. You're unlikely to only use Fargate in your AWS subscription, so you get billed for everything alltoghter.
Fargate is naturally a bit more expensive that usuel docker services, but with careful planning and architecturing, you can have a very manageable cost.
You can also rely on Saving plans to reduce your bill.
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Return on Investment

Amazon AWS

  • Instance procurement time has become negligible with EC2. Any developer can provision an instance very quickly and companies can move towards automation of CI/CD pipelines and auto provisioning of EC2s.
  • Companies do not have to spend money in managing infrastructures, data centers, staff to manage these, networking, connectivity etc. All this will be taken care by AWS and EC2 can be used to run your enterprise softwares and custom applications.
  • If not correctly monitored EC2 prices can run up very quickly. So proper monitoring has to be in place in your organization. Non-prod and dev EC2 servers should be brought down in evening and night.
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