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.
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