Posted On: Jul 9, 2021

Amazon ECS today announced a new feature that provides greater configurability for Amazon ECS Tasks that run on a periodic or scheduled basis, or are triggered by Amazon EventBridge (EventBridge) events. Customers now have access to the same rich configurations for scheduled and event-driven Tasks as they do for Tasks launched directly using the Amazon ECS run-Task API.

Customers use EventBridge to launch their Amazon ECS applications or jobs such as backups or scans that need to be run at regular intervals or at specified times. Customers can also configure EventBridge to trigger Amazon ECS workloads in response to certain events, such as when a file is uploaded to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. With this release, customers can now configure parameters such as Tags, capacity provider strategy, placement constraints, among others for these Tasks.

Customers can launch scheduled and event-driven Amazon ECS Tasks on both Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and with AWS Fargate in all AWS Regions. For more details, please see the documentation here.