Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Run fault-tolerant workloads for up to 90% off


Save up-to 90% on On-Demand prices.

Take advantage of the massive operating scale of AWS and run hyperscale workloads at a significant cost savings.

Launch, scale, and manage Spot Instances with ease through AWS services or integrated third parties.

Build sustainable solutions by leveraging unused EC2 capacity.

Why Amazon EC2 Spot Instances?

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances let you take advantage of unused EC2 capacity in the AWS cloud and are available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. You can use Spot Instances for various stateless, fault-tolerant, or flexible applications such as big data, containerized workloads, CI/CD, web servers, high-performance computing (HPC), and test &
development workloads. 

Leveraging Spot Instances to build the season schedule has enabled the NFL to save over $20 million since 2014.

Watch Mike North, NFL VP of Broadcasting Planning, explain how the NFL schedule was built with the help of AWS.

Ready to kickoff your savings? Read about best practices to optimize your Spot Instances usage.

The Makings of an NFL Football Schedule

Use cases

Run containerized workloads of any scale using Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, or self-managed Kubernetes clusters on Spot Instances.

Fast-track big data and machine learning workloads by using Spot Instances with Amazon EMR, Hadoop, Spark, or Amazon Sagemaker to process massive amounts of data.

Accelerate loosely coupled or embarrassingly parallel HPC workloads such as genomic sequencing and algorithmic trading by using Spot Instances to run HPC workloads. 

Launch your CI/CD pipelines in the AWS cloud quickly and cost-effectively with Spot Instances. Leverage the integrations with Jenkins and Spinnaker to automatically scale a Spot Fleet.