AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs Mesosphere: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) as "Automatically distribute your incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances". With Elastic Load Balancing, you can add and remove EC2 instances as your needs change without disrupting the overall flow of information. If one EC2 instance fails, Elastic Load Balancing automatically reroutes the traffic to the remaining running EC2 instances. If the failed EC2 instance is restored, Elastic Load Balancing restores the traffic to that instance. Elastic Load Balancing offers clients a single point of contact, and it can also serve as the first line of defense against attacks on your network. You can offload the work of encryption and decryption to Elastic Load Balancing, so your servers can focus on their main task. On the other hand, Mesosphere is detailed as "Combine your datacenter servers and cloud instances into one shared pool". Mesosphere offers a layer of software that organizes your machines, VMs, and cloud instances and lets applications draw from a single pool of intelligently- and dynamically-allocated resources, increasing efficiency and reducing operational complexity.
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) belongs to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack, while Mesosphere can be primarily classified under "Cluster Management".
Some of the features offered by AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) are:
- Distribution of requests to Amazon EC2 instances (servers) in multiple Availability Zones so that the risk of overloading one single instance is minimized. And if an entire Availability Zone goes offline, Elastic Load Balancing routes traffic to instances in other Availability Zones.
- Continuous monitoring of the health of Amazon EC2 instances registered with the load balancer so that requests are sent only to the healthy instances. If an instance becomes unhealthy, Elastic Load Balancing stops sending traffic to that instance and spreads the load across the remaining healthy instances.
- Support for end-to-end traffic encryption on those networks that use secure (HTTPS/SSL) connections.
On the other hand, Mesosphere provides the following key features:
- Built on top of open source technology
- Grow to tens of thousands of nodes effortlessly while dynamically allocating resources with ease.
- Mesosphere keeps your apps running by rebalancing resources and restarting failed tasks automatically.
"Easy" is the top reason why over 46 developers like AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), while over 5 developers mention "Devops" as the leading cause for choosing Mesosphere.
Coursera, 9GAG, and Quora are some of the popular companies that use AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), whereas Mesosphere is used by Keen, GoGuardian, and SocialCops. AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) has a broader approval, being mentioned in 723 company stacks & 314 developers stacks; compared to Mesosphere, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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