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AWS Fargate

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What is 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.
AWS Fargate is a tool in the Containers as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS Fargate?

Companies
174 companies reportedly use AWS Fargate in their tech stacks, including KAVAK, HENNGE K.K., and Shelf.

Developers
234 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS Fargate.

AWS Fargate Integrations

Docker, Amazon EC2 Container Service, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon VPC, and AWS IAM are some of the popular tools that integrate with AWS Fargate. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with AWS Fargate.
Decisions about AWS Fargate

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AWS Fargate in their tech stack.

Cyril Duchon-Doris

We build a Slack app using the Bolt framework from slack https://api.slack.com/tools/bolt, a Node.js express app. It allows us to easily implement some administration features so we can easily communicate with our backend services, and we don't have to develop any frontend app since Slack block kit will do this for us. It can act as a Chatbot or handle message actions and custom slack flows for our employees.

This app is deployed as a microservice on Amazon EC2 Container Service with AWS Fargate. It uses very little memory (and money) and can communicate easily with our backend services. Slack is connected to this app through a ALB ( AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) )

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AWS Fargate's Features

  • No clusters to manage
  • seamless scaling
  • Integrated with Amazon ECS and EKS

AWS Fargate Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS Fargate?
Google App Engine
Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
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.
AWS Batch
It enables developers, scientists, and engineers to easily and efficiently run hundreds of thousands of batch computing jobs on AWS. It dynamically provisions the optimal quantity and type of compute resources (e.g., CPU or memory optimized instances) based on the volume and specific resource requirements of the batch jobs submitted.
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the underlying compute resources for you. You can use AWS Lambda to extend other AWS services with custom logic, or create your own back-end services that operate at AWS scale, performance, and security.
Batch
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