Running Spark jobs on ECS


Is running Spark job on ECS (Fargate) recommended ? K8s has support for running spark drivers .. is there something similar for ECS ? I understand there are other services (Glue, EMR ) for Spark on AWS, but would like to understand the feasibility / complexity for running Spark on ECS Fargate.

asked 9 months ago1478 views
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Running Apache Spark on ECS (especially Fargate) is not a standard approach and isn't as streamlined as using EMR or Kubernetes. ECS is primarily designed for container orchestration of microservices, but with some effort, you can run Spark jobs on it.(check this article

Regards, Andrii

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  • Thanks for the response. I understand it's not as streamlined as EMR or k8s. Having said that, I would specifically like to understand any known limitation / consideration to run Spark on ECS .

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