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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

Nomad

Nomad is well suited for organizations who wish to tackle the problem of cloud computing with as little opinion as possible. Where competing tools like Kubernetes limit the concept of "batteries included," Nomad relies on engineers understanding the missing components and filling them in as necessary. The benefit of Nomad is the ability to build a system out of small pieces with the cost of having more complexity at a system level compared to alternatives.
Anonymous | 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

Nomad

  • Nomad is incredibly simple by nature, following the Linux philosophy of doing one thing great. That one thing for Nomad is job scheduling.
  • Nomad is a modern tool, written in Go with a large community and maintained by HashiCorp.
  • Implementation of Nomad is very simple since it is a single binary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • There is room for better documentation.
  • Is not exactly Kubernetes (there is more knowledge in the market on this orchestrator).
  • Logging can be difficult.
Francisco Javier Castaneda Marroquin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nomad

  • Nomad only handles one part of a full platform. Expertise and vision are required in implementing an entire system that is functional enough for an organization to rely on. This includes other tools to handle things like secrets, service discovery, network routing, etc.
  • Nomad is delayed in some modern functionality, like features for service-mesh and open tracing. These features are on the tool's roadmap, but there's currently no native support. These paradigms can be established still, but require more expertise outside of Nomad itself.
  • Nomad is not the leading tool for this space, and as such risks being left behind by tools with much greater support, such as Kubernetes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 5.0
Based on 1 answer
This is a tool that is relatively simple to start using. The hardest part of getting started is getting a docker image setup for the first time, which typically falls outside the responsibility of ECS. Getting workflows and tasks setup is simple to understand conceptually and to implement. To move beyond a simple Queue -> executor workflow is difficult and best handled by using Amazon's Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) instead.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nomad

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Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 8.0
Based on 7 answers
AWS support is usually pretty good at solving issues and pretty quick with communication, but buyer beware - this is a market where what you are paying matters. The higher the support tier, as with anything else, the better service you receive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nomad

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

I chose Amazon ECS over Amazon EKS and other products because the whole infrastructure was decided to be designed on AWS cloud and Amazon ECS made it easier to make the clusters live in just a few minutes. Amazon ECS has better integration with other AWS services and we don't have to look for plugins to do the things, everything is available and can be configured from the AWS console.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nomad

Nomad's primary competitor is Kubernetes, specifically its scheduling component. Kubernetes is a much more complete system that will handle more things than job scheduling, including service discovery, secrets management, and service routing. There also exists a much larger community support for Kubernetes vs Nomad. One might say Kubernetes is the safer choice between the two. Kubernetes is the complete "operating system" for cloud computing, but with it includes complexities that are "Kubernetes" specific. The decision really comes down to a mindset of monolith vs components. With Kubernetes, I would argue you choose the entire system as a whole. With Nomad, you design your system piece by piece. There is no wrong answer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

  • We run 8 web applications (demo instances) on a single machine. At a particular time, no more than 3 applications run simultaneously. So, we keep only required containers up. This helps us to provision small EC2 machines without compromising performance.
  • Overall Amazon ECS helps to have less number of dedicated machines as more than one solution can be deployed on a single instance. This reduces costs a lot.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nomad

  • Nomad has allowed our organization to deploy quicker and more frequently with a lower failure rate.
  • Nomad has brought in consistency from an operations perspective.
  • Nomad's performance allows us to scale infinitely while providing functionality that reduces mean time to repair (canary deploys, versioning, rollbacks, etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

General

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

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Editions & Modules

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Nomad

General

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

Nomad Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$5001
Business$2,0001
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
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