Great cloud service for flexible compute workloads
April 15, 2022

Great cloud service for flexible compute workloads

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

We use Amazon EC2 to host our internal apps for data engineering. We self-manage our own Apache Airflow installation on an EC2 instance. Amazon EC2 gives us a way to provide the necessary computing infrastructure for our data integration pipelines. It's also very convenient to resize Amazon EC2 to handle our ever-increasing workloads due to larger volumes of data as our company's app usage grows exponentially.
  • On-demand usage and pricing
  • Scale CPU, memory, and disk up or down easily
  • Firewall and security features
  • Scale-up CPU and memory separately
  • Manage SSH keys via web console
  • Faster start and stop times
  • We're able to self-host open-source apps for just the price of a t3.micro instance, instead of paying for expensive per-user SaaS licenses.
  • Amazon EC2 saves us time from planning how many resources to provision since we can always resize our EC2 instances.
  • Amazon EC2's monitoring features also save us time when troubleshooting issues.
Amazon EC2 is super flexible compared to the PaaS offerings like Heroku Platform and Google App Engine since with Amazon EC2, we have access to the terminal. In terms of pricing, it's basically just the same as Google Compute Engine. The deciding factor is Amazon EC2's native integration with other AWS services since they're all in the same cloud platform.

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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.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Not Rated
Pre-configured templates
Monitoring tools
Pre-defined machine images
Operating system support
Security controls