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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Google Kubernetes Engine is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

94%
6 Ratings
8.4

Google Kubernetes Engine

84%
7 Ratings

Usability

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Kubernetes Engine

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

86%
7 Ratings
8.9

Google Kubernetes Engine

89%
6 Ratings

Professional Services

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Kubernetes Engine

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is well suited where you need the ease of managing the clusters by letting AWS do the stuff for you. Obviously, whenever you want to run the docker based workloads, it is always better to go for either AWS ECS or AWS EKS. If you are interested in staying at AWS only and don't want to be cloud-agnostic, then go for AWS ECS instead of AWS EKS. AWS ECS is cheaper than AWS EKS and also more managed by AWS and better integrated with other AWS services. If you want to run those workloads as serverless, then AWS ECS Fargate is the best option to go with. If you already have a Kubernetes based setup that you want to migrate to AWS, then go for AWS EKS instead of AWS ECS.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

The Google Kubernetes Engine clusters are very good at being a managed cloud K8s platform - lots of documentation, features, and updates are available. It's also newbie-friendly - for both administrators and developers. Unfortunately, currently, it cannot reach true zero scale - thus, costs (rent for the service) are still involved even if you are barely using it.Thankfully, it's possible to have alternatives in Google Cloud:
  • Your own K8s cluster on Compute Engine VMs - you manage it completely; it will have access to a lot of Google Cloud services.
  • Cloud Run cluster - less documented but more flexible
  • Anthos clusters - you can use this service for a lot of types of K8s clusters - Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Run, on-prem, AWS, Azure
Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • One of the biggest advantages is the flexibility to change underlying EC2 instances. As the traffic or demand increases, we can easily change EC2 instances without any issues.
  • Amazon ECS APIs are extremely robust and one can start and stop containers by firing one post request only. So, it is not mandatory to keep the demo solutions up for every time. Just at the time of demo fire the command - make the container up and running - do the demo - down the container with API. A simple portal can control every container which helps non-technical (sales, marketing) to do the demo without keeping the solutions up for the entire time frame.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • It's super easy to get started - to creating a cluster to deploying your applications to it
  • Dead simple container orchestration and networking which can all be managed by yaml code
  • Support for docker
  • Auto scaling, upgrades and repairs of nodes in the cluster
  • Built-in application monitoring and logging using StackDriver
  • Automatic service discovery and DNS
  • Kubernetes is built and supported by Google
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • A cleaner container service road map
  • It would be. nice to have more AI recommended cluster reductions
  • The UX could use some simplification
Scott Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • Not as intuitive as it could be
  • Documentation could be better, especially for people using other Google Cloud tools
  • Not the preferred Kubernetes Engine for many apps
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0.0,013,335 per hour per GB

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Editions & Modules

Edition
AWS Fargate Launch Type ModelSpot price: $0.0013335. Ephemeral Storage Pricing: $0.0001111
Amazon EC2 Launch Type ModelFree
Amazon ECS on AWS OutpostsFree
  1. per hour per storage
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
There is no additional charge for Amazon ECS. You pay for AWS resources (e.g., Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon EBS volumes) you create to store and run your application. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no upfront commitments.

Google Kubernetes Engine

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0.0,445 vCPU-hr Autopilot Mode

Google Kubernetes Engine Editions & Modules

Edition
Autopilot Mode - Regular Price$0.04451
Autopilot Mode - Regular Price$0.00492252
Autopilot Mode - Regular Price$0.00005483
Autopilot Mode - Spot Price$0.01334
Autopilot Mode - Spot Price$0.00147675
Autopilot Mode - Spot Price$0.00005486
Autopilot Mode - 1 year commitment price (USD)$0.03560007
Autopilot Mode - 1 year commitment price (USD)$0.00393808
Autopilot Mode - 1 year commitment price (USD)$0.00004389
Autopilot Mode - 3 year commitment price (USD)0.024475010
Autopilot Mode - 3 year commitment price (USD)0.002707411
Autopilot Mode - 3 year commitment price (USD)0.000030112
Standard Mode - Free VersionFree13
Standard Mode$0.1013
Cluster Management$0.1014
Cluster Management$74.40 monthly credit15
  1. vCPU Price vCPU-hr
  2. GKE Autopilot Price GB-hr
  3. GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
  4. GKE Autopilot vCPU Price vCPU-hr
  5. GKE Autopilot Pod Memory Price GB-hr
  6. GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
  7. GKE Autopilot vCPU Price vCPU-hr
  8. GKE Autopilot Pod Memory Price GB-hr
  9. GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
  10. GKE Autopilot vCPU Price vCPU-hr
  11. GKE Autopilot Pod Memory Price GB-hr
  12. GKE Autopilot Ephemeral Storage Price GB-hr
  13. per hour
  14. per cluster per hour
  15. per month per hour
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine 9.0
Based on 2 answers
  • Google Kubernetes Engine has a good UI and documentation that facilitates setup and helps get projects moving along quickly
  • Its built-in logging integrations with StackDriver make it easier to monitor the application and log issues quickly
  • Automated orchestration, deployment, and scaling of nodes and networking are all easily configurable with yaml files
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 8.6
Based on 7 answers
Support is relatively good, although the documentation sometimes is lacking, as well as outdated in our experience, especially when we initiated the process of using this service. But once we found how to assemble things, we haven't really required support from anyone at AWS, the service works without problems so we haven't had the need to contact support, which speaks well of how ECS is built.
Francisco Javier Castaneda Marroquin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine 8.9
Based on 6 answers
Very good Kubernetes distribution with a reasonable total price. Integration with storage and load balancer for ingress and services speed up every process deployment.
Lukasz Stadnik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

If you are using AWS, you will be using Amazon ECS. I have also used Azure Container Instances and it works just as well in Azure as ECS does in AWS. It's really all a matter of what cloud provider you are utilizing. Because of the "Cloud Wars," it's difficult to measure cross-cloud connectivity, but I have had better luck remaining cloud agnostic in other cloud providers than AWS (Azure, GCP). Because of the sheer volume of tooling in AWS and inter-connectivity between them, it's almost easier to be fully AWS if you are using it in any kind of capacity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

GKE spins up new nodes a LOT faster than AKS. GKE's auto scaler runs a lot smoother than AKS. GKE has a lot more Kubernetes features baked in natively.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Kubernetes Engine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
  • When issues came up, we reached out to some folks at GCP and they seemed to be very prompt and attentive to our needs. They were always willing to help and provide additional details or recommendations or links to resources. This kind of support is very helpful as it allows us to navigate GKE with more confidence.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • We achieved minimum downtime.
  • The autoscaling kept the performance of the services great.
  • We saved money by running the workloads on AWS ECS in Fargate mode by having different settings for different services to save on the hardware configuration side as well as having scheduled tasks.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Kubernetes Engine

  • Positive: Allowed us to start and produce working software regardless of our experience level.
  • Positive: Integration with other Google Cloud services that we wanted to use anyway.
  • Negative: It's kinda clunky, and some scenarios seem Google Kubernetes Engine-specific instead of being more integrated with other Google Cloud services or the web UI.
Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer

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