AWS Fargate vs Kubernetes: What are the differences?
AWS Fargate: Run Containers Without Managing Infrastructure. AWS Fargate is a technology for Amazon ECS and EKS* that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate, you no longer have to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers; Kubernetes: Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
AWS Fargate can be classified as a tool in the "Containers as a Service" category, while Kubernetes is grouped under "Container Tools".
Some of the features offered by AWS Fargate are:
- No clusters to manage
- seamless scaling
- integrated with Amazon ECS and EKS
On the other hand, Kubernetes provides the following key features:
- Lightweight, simple and accessible
- Built for a multi-cloud world, public, private or hybrid
- Highly modular, designed so that all of its components are easily swappable
Kubernetes is an open source tool with 55.1K GitHub stars and 19.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kubernetes's open source repository on GitHub.
Google, Slack, and Shopify are some of the popular companies that use Kubernetes, whereas AWS Fargate is used by MAK IT, Third Iron, and Even Financial. Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1048 company stacks & 1099 developers stacks; compared to AWS Fargate, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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