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Choosing AWS Service


Choose Fargate if

  • You are doing Lift and shift with minimal rework
  • Longer-running processes or larger deployment packages than 15 mins
  • Predictable, consistent workload
  • Need more than 3 GB of memory
  • Application with a non-HTTP/S listener
  • Run side cars with your service (agents only supported as side cars)
  • Container image portability with Docker runtime


  • Tasks that run less than 15 minutes
  • Spiky, unpredictable workloads
  • Unknown demand
  • Lighter-weight, application-focused stateless computing
  • Simplified IT automation
  • Real-time data processing
  • Reduced complexity for development and operations


  • Data lakes
  • Economical state store
  • Claim-check pattern
  • Filter data retrieved by Lambda (S3 Select)

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