Amazon EC2 Container Service vs Azure Container Service: 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 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.
Amazon EC2 Container Service and Azure Container Service belong to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Amazon EC2 Container Service are:
- Docker Compatibility
- Managed Clusters
- Programmatic Control
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
"Backed by amazon" is the top reason why over 97 developers like Amazon EC2 Container Service, while over 3 developers mention "Easy to setup, very agnostic" as the leading cause for choosing Azure Container Service.
Instacart, Coursera, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Amazon EC2 Container Service, whereas Azure Container Service is used by QwikSense, Veris, and Sensewaves. Amazon EC2 Container Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 794 company stacks & 391 developers stacks; compared to Azure Container Service, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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