I am planning to start my project but a bit confuse between choosing Amazon ECS and Kubernetes perhaps I am really a beginner with Micro-services architecture.
I would really appreciate if someone can show some path for deploying my docker container on a fast easier to handle platform.
Here a list of differences from the top of my head:
AWS ECS / Kubernetes:
Proprietary AWS implementation / Open source solution
Runs on AWS / Supported by most cloud providers and on premise
Task Definitions / PODs have different features
Runs on your EC2 machines or allows for serverless with Fargate (in beta) / Runs on any cluster of (physical/virtual/cloud) machines running the kubernetes controller.
Support for AWS VPCs / Support for multiple networking models
I would also argue that kubernetes has a slightly steeper learning curve but ultimately provides more freedom and is probably a safer bet for the future given the wide adoption.
Features supported in both systems:
Amazon has bowed to customer pressure and currently has a managed kubernetes support in beta (EKS).
*edit: EKS is released now - but with an upcharge for the cluster controller nodes, as compared to google GKE for example.
Here is one article about the topic.