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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
74 companies reportedly use AWS Fargate in their tech stacks, including The Orchard, MAK IT, and Third Iron.

Developers
53 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 7 tools that integrate with AWS Fargate.

Why developers like AWS Fargate?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use AWS Fargate
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AWS Fargate Reviews

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
Cyril Duchon-Doris
CTO at My Job Glasses | 15 upvotes 23.9K views
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AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
AWS Fargate
AWS Fargate
Amazon EC2 Container Service
Amazon EC2 Container Service
Slack
Slack
Node.js
Node.js

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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Roman Labunsky
Roman Labunsky
Engineering Manager at datree.io | 4 upvotes 4.4K views
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AWS Fargate
AWS Fargate

We use AWS Fargate because we want to focus on our business and the value we give to our customers and not on infrastructure management, OS patching and agent updates. Fargate is a way for us to run containers in scale without worrying about the underlying fleet of instances or resource management(bin packing, idle instances. etc)

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Amit Bhatnagar
Amit Bhatnagar
Chief Architect at Qrvey | 3 upvotes 19.2K views
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Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon DynamoDB
AWS Fargate
AWS Fargate
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
Amazon Elasticsearch Service
AWS CloudFormation
AWS CloudFormation
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline

At Qrvey we moved from a SaaS application running in AWS to a deployed model where we would deploy the complete infrastructure and code to a customer's AWS account. This created a unique challenge as we were Cloud Native and hence were using a lot of AWS Services like Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Fargate , Amazon Elasticsearch Service, etc. We decided to first build AWS CloudFormation templates to convert all our infrastructure into code. Then created a AWS CloudFormation template that would first generate a AWS CodePipeline into a customer's AWS account. This pipeline would then deploy our Infrastructure AWS CloudFormation template and the code on that Infrastructure. This simplified and completely automated our upgrade process as well.

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NewAlexandria
NewAlexandria
AWS Fargate
AWS Fargate

AWS Fargate was a really pivotal decision for us, because it ensured the integrity of code running in production. That was a major requirement for the security and compliance audits (SOC II, etc).

Successfully completing those audits gave us access to new business partnerships, while on the engineering side Fargate reduced the work needed to maintain production apps.

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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.
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.
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.
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AWS Fargate's Followers
74 developers follow AWS Fargate to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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