Amazon EC2 Container Service vs Apache Mesos

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Amazon EC2 Container Service vs Apache Mesos: What are the differences?

What is Amazon EC2 Container Service? Container management service that supports Docker containers. Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.

What is Apache Mesos? Develop and run resource-efficient distributed systems. Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

Amazon EC2 Container Service belongs to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Apache Mesos can be primarily classified under "Cluster Management".

Some of the features offered by Amazon EC2 Container Service are:

  • Docker Compatibility
  • Managed Clusters
  • Programmatic Control

On the other hand, Apache Mesos provides the following key features:

  • Fault-tolerant replicated master using ZooKeeper
  • Scalability to 10,000s of nodes
  • Isolation between tasks with Linux Containers

"Backed by amazon" is the top reason why over 97 developers like Amazon EC2 Container Service, while over 19 developers mention "Easy scaling" as the leading cause for choosing Apache Mesos.

Instacart, Coursera, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Amazon EC2 Container Service, whereas Apache Mesos is used by Airbnb, Netflix, and Twitter. Amazon EC2 Container Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 794 company stacks & 391 developers stacks; compared to Apache Mesos, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

Decisions about Amazon EC2 Container Service and Apache Mesos
Andres Paredes
Lead Senior Software Engineer at InTouch Technology · | 3 upvotes · 49.2K views

If you want to integrate your cluster and control end to end your pipeline with AWS tools like ECR and Code Pipeline your best option is ECS using a EC2 instance. There are pros and cons but it's easier to integrate using cloud formation templates and visual UI for approvals, etc. ECS is free, you need to pay only for the EC2 instance but unfortunately, it is not standard then you cannot use standard tools to see and manage your Kubernetes. EKS in the other hand uses standard Kubernates definitions but you need to pay for the service and also for the EC2 instance(s) you have in your cluster.

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Pros of Amazon EC2 Container Service
Pros of Apache Mesos
  • 99
    Backed by amazon
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    Familiar to ec2
  • 53
    Cluster based
  • 42
    Simple API
  • 26
    Iam roles
  • 7
    Cluster management
  • 7
    Programmatic Control
  • 7
    Scheduler
  • 4
    Socker support
  • 4
    Container-enabled applications
  • 1
    No additional cost
  • 1
    Easy to use and cheap
  • 20
    Easy scaling
  • 6
    Web UI
  • 2
    Fault-Tolerant
  • 1
    Elastic Distributed System
  • 1
    High-Available

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Cons of Amazon EC2 Container Service
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      Not for long term
    • 1
      Depends on Zookeeper

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    What is Amazon EC2 Container Service?

    Amazon EC2 Container Service lets you launch and stop container-enabled applications with simple API calls, allows you to query the state of your cluster from a centralized service, and gives you access to many familiar Amazon EC2 features like security groups, EBS volumes and IAM roles.

    What is Apache Mesos?

    Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2 Container Service and Apache Mesos?
    Kubernetes
    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
    Google Kubernetes Engine
    Container Engine takes care of provisioning and maintaining the underlying virtual machine cluster, scaling your application, and operational logistics like logging, monitoring, and health management.
    Amazon EKS
    Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install and operate your own Kubernetes clusters.
    AWS Fargate
    AWS Fargate is a technology for Amazon ECS and EKS* that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate, you no longer have to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers.
    Azure Kubernetes Service
    Deploy and manage containerized applications more easily with a fully managed Kubernetes service. It offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development and operations teams on a single platform to rapidly build, deliver, and scale applications with confidence.
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