AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs Semaphore

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AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs Semaphore: 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, Semaphore is detailed as "The continuous integration and delivery platform powering the world’s best engineering teams". Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world’s best engineering teams.

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) belongs to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack, while Semaphore can be primarily classified under "Continuous Integration".

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, Semaphore provides the following key features:

  • Docker, Kubernetes, iOS support & 100+ preinstalled Tools
  • Customizable Continuous Delivery Pipelines
  • Customizable Stages, Parallel Execution and Control Flow Switches

"Easy" is the top reason why over 46 developers like AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), while over 19 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing Semaphore.

According to the StackShare community, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) has a broader approval, being mentioned in 724 company stacks & 315 developers stacks; compared to Semaphore, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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What is AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)?

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.

What is Semaphore?

Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world’s best engineering teams.
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      What are some alternatives to AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Semaphore?
      HAProxy
      HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
      Traefik
      A modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices easy. Traefik integrates with your existing infrastructure components and configures itself automatically and dynamically.
      Envoy
      Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
      DigitalOcean Load Balancer
      Load Balancers are a highly available, fully-managed service that work right out of the box and can be deployed as fast as a Droplet. Load Balancers distribute incoming traffic across your infrastructure to increase your application's availability.
      GLBC
      It is a GCE L7 load balancer controller that manages external loadbalancers configured through the Kubernetes Ingress API.
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      Codeship
      Codeship

      When it comes to continuous Integration services, the choice is hard. There are several solutions available and it looks like the dev scene is very split. We've read and reviewed several solutions and we ended up making the choice between Codeship and Semaphore . Although Semaphore is used by slightly more developers, we've experienced a faster and easy flow using Codeship. Both do integrate Slack and GitHub very well, so this is not a point to set them apart. Both have a complex pricing system that is not that easy to calculate and predict. However, out in the wild, we found Codeship to have a better price point at heavy use.

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      Volkan Özçelik uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

      I use an Application Load Balancer to balance the load to the EC2 clusters of nightly.zerotoherojs.com and dojo.zerotoherojs.com.

      Addditionally, ELB protects my cluster against DDOS attacks: So it is multi-birds with one stone.

      Avatar of Hevelop
      Hevelop uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

      We're progressively migrating from classic ELB to newer ALB for ssl offloading and NLB for internal load balancing.

      Avatar of Promethean TV
      Promethean TV uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

      AWS ELB is used to load balance various web and application services across multiple EC2 instances.

      Avatar of danlangford
      danlangford uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      The Bitbucket integration with branch whitelists allows you to conserve your 100 builds this month.

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      Bùi Thanh uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
      • Application type
      • SSL free
      • forwarding by rules.
      • multiple target groups with only one ALB
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      Werarewe uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

      For balancing the presentation tier, and for SSL offloading (which is great for performance.)

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      Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      CI and Deploy (Ionic Viewer and Heroku)

      master -> Deploy develop -> CI

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