Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) vs. Mirantis Kubernetes Engine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon EKS
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a managed container service to run and scale Kubernetes applications in the cloud or on-premises, available on AWS or on-premise through Amazon EKS Anywhere.
$0.10
per month
Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
The Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (formerly Docker Enterprise, acquired by Mirantis in November 2019)aims to let users ship code faster. Mirantis Kubernetes Engine gives users one set of APIs and tools to deploy, manage, and observe secure-by-default, certified, batteries-included Kubernetes clusters on any infrastructure: public cloud, private cloud, or bare metal.
$500
per year per node
Pricing
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
Editions & Modules
Amazon EKS Cluster
$.10
per hour of each cluster created
Free
$0.00
per year
Basic
$500.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon EKSMirantis Kubernetes Engine
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThese pricing options are compatible with Linux or Windows Server and are per year, per node. The basic version requires maximum online purchase not to exceed 50 nodes. Support/professional services are not included.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Best Alternatives
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
Small Businesses
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(37 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS)Mirantis Kubernetes Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
It is well suited when you want to have a Kubernetes cluster in AWS Cloud and want to avoid all the management overhead of maintaining your own cluster in terms of the control plane. EKS seems to be lacking in features when compared with AKS and GKE. Backups, service mesh, and monitoring have a lot of room for improvements.
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Mirantis
[Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)] is the most advanced tool till now, which works as a VMs
and separates any single application from the dependencies. Also, this tool is
helping me in the agile development of the processes. It is strongly recommended to
almost all major organizations.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Managed control plane
  • Autoscaling
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Mirantis
  • Containers - Docker is the go-to when using Containers, which are super useful if you need an environment that works both for Windows and Linux
  • Efficiency - Docker is very lightweight and doesn't demand too much from your CPU or server
  • CI/CD - Docker is excellent for plumbing into your build pipeline. It integrates nicely, is reliable, and has an easy set up.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • AWSIAM integration with Kubernetes RBAC could be better.
  • Enabling some add-ons like service mesh, and monitoring will be nice instead of having to install them yourself after the creation of the cluster.
  • EKS bootstrap time could be faster ...
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Mirantis
  • Containers are often opaque - if a container doesn't work out of the box, it's messy to fix.
  • Logging is complexified by the multiple containers and logs are often not piped to places you expect them to be.
  • Networking is complexified due to internal port mapping between containers, etc.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Mirantis
Docker's CLI has a lot of options, and they aren't all intuitive. And there are so many tools in the space (Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, etc) that have their own configuration as well. So while there is a lot to learn, most concepts transfer easily and can be learned once and applied across everything.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Mirantis
The community support for Docker is fantastic. There is almost always an answer for any issue I might encounter day-to-day, either on Stack Overflow, a helpful blog post, or the community Slack workspace. I've never come across a problem that I was unable to solve via some searching around in the community.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
It feels like AWS is behind the EKS race, the only advantage I'm able to see right now is the support of IPv6, however, trying to promote AWS alternatives that are different from the market and more like a vendor locking solutions like ECS/Fargate have kept AWS behind and focusing on the wrong things. EKS needs to really improve its integration with the Kubernetes ecosystem and have an enterprise solution for monitoring, backups, and service mesh.
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Mirantis
We've used XAMPP, PHPmyAdmin and similar local environments (our app is on PHP). Because of how easy you can change the configuration of libraries on PHP and versions (which is SO painful on XAMPP or other friendly LAMP local servers) we are using Docker right now. Also, being sure that the environment is exactly the same makes things easier for developing.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Migrating all our workloads from ec2 VMs to containers running in Kubernetes has been a huge improvement for the management and resilience of our Infrastructure.
  • EKS Upgrade process to a new version seems to be taking very long ....
  • EKS creation time usually takes over 10 minutes in us-east-1, we would like faster creation times to be under 5 minutes.
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Mirantis
  • Docker has made it possible for us to deploy code faster, increasing the productivity of our development teams.
  • Docker has made it possible for us to decentralize our build and release system. This means that teams can deploy on their own schedule and our dev ops team can concentrate on building better tools rather than deploying for the teams
  • Docker has allowed us to virtualize our entire development process and made it much simpler to build out new data centers. This, in turn, is significantly increasing our ROI by providing a path forward for internationalization.
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