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Top Answer: The scalability of the solution is fantastic. It's one of our favorite features.
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Also Known As
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

Amazon EC2’s simple web service interface allows you to obtain and configure capacity with minimal friction. It provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s proven computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes, allowing you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 changes the economics of computing by allowing you to pay only for capacity that you actually use. Amazon EC2 provides developers the tools to build failure resilient applications and isolate them from common failure scenarios.

A new compute engine that enables you to use containers as a fundamental compute primitive without having to manage the underlying instances. With Fargate, you don’t need to provision, configure, or scale virtual machines in your clusters to run containers. Fargate can be used with Amazon ECS today, with plans to support Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) in the future.

Fargate has flexible configuration options so you can closely match your application needs and granular, per-second billing.

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Netflix, Expedia, TimeInc., Novaris, airbnb, LamborghiniExpedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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Amazon EC2 is ranked 4th in Compute Service with 4 reviews while AWS Fargate is ranked 8th in Compute Service. Amazon EC2 is rated 8.2, while AWS Fargate is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Amazon EC2 writes "Makes it easy to either transfer data as an S3 bucket or increase the drive storage on the server". On the other hand, Amazon EC2 is most compared with Apache NiFi, whereas AWS Fargate is most compared with AWS Batch, Apache NiFi, Amazon Elastic Inference, Apache Spark and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.

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