Amazon EC2 Container Service vs Portainer: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon EC2 Container Service as "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. On the other hand, Portainer is detailed as "Simple management UI for Docker". Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !.
Amazon EC2 Container Service belongs to "Containers as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Portainer can be primarily classified under "Container Tools".
Some of the features offered by Amazon EC2 Container Service are:
- Docker Compatibility
- Managed Clusters
- Programmatic Control
On the other hand, Portainer provides the following key features:
- Docker management
- Docker UI
- Docker cluster management
"Backed by amazon" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon EC2 Container Service over the competitors, whereas "Simple" was stated as the key factor in picking Portainer.
Instacart, Coursera, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use Amazon EC2 Container Service, whereas Portainer is used by Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands. Amazon EC2 Container Service has a broader approval, being mentioned in 794 company stacks & 391 developers stacks; compared to Portainer, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
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