what are advantages of running ETL jobs in aws glue?


is glue defacto in running ETL jobs in aws cloud. spinning an ec2 instance sounds simple and do whatever we want to do with the data. are there any special aws glue is used for?

asked a year ago257 views
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The special thing I think is that Glue is full-managed ETL service.

As you're saying, EC2 can do what Glue does.


  • can define a crawler for metadata table definitions
  • can load data to and from other AWS services
  • can create logs
  • can run scheduled jobs, on demand jobs
  • is serverless

If we use EC2, we need to take care of everything above and take time.

(If the project is small enough, using EC2 might be enough.)

answered a year ago

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