AWS Fargate vs Azure Container Service: What are the differences?
AWS Fargate: Run Containers Without Managing Infrastructure. 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 Container Service: Deploy and manage containers using the tools you choose. Azure Container Service optimizes the configuration of popular open source tools and technologies specifically for Azure. You get an open solution that offers portability for both your containers and your application configuration. You select the size, the number of hosts, and choice of orchestrator tools, and Container Service handles everything else.
AWS Fargate and Azure Container Service belong to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by AWS Fargate are:
- No clusters to manage
- seamless scaling
- integrated with Amazon ECS and EKS
On the other hand, Azure Container Service provides the following key features:
- Create a container hosting solution optimized for Azure
- Scale and orchestrate applications using Apache Mesos or Docker Swarm
- Use popular open source, client-side tooling
MAK IT, Third Iron, and Even Financial are some of the popular companies that use AWS Fargate, whereas Azure Container Service is used by QwikSense, Veris, and Sensewaves. AWS Fargate has a broader approval, being mentioned in 37 company stacks & 12 developers stacks; compared to Azure Container Service, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.