Amazon ECS vs. Amazon EKS: Ultimate showdown

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This article will focus on the two featured AWS weapons for microservices and cloud architecture: Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). By Serkan Özal.

Both services support various compute options and have rich integration points to work with the other AWS services. However, there are critical differences between these services in design and operations.

The main points mentioned in the article:

  • Amazon Elastic Container Service
  • Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service
  • Shared Roots
  • Key Differences
    • Pricing
    • Simplicity
    • Portability
    • Community Support

ECS and EKS are both reliable and competent container management systems provided by AWS. Although we have discussed their shared roots and critical differences, choosing one depends on your team and project. While it’s a decision each organization needs to make for itself, there are a few guidelines that will help you to decide. Good read!

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