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.

Be sustainable by leveraging unused EC2 capacity.

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.

How Spot Instances work?

Combine Spot Instances with RIs and On-Demand Instances using EC2 Auto Scaling to optimize workload cost with performance. Click to see other the Best Practices to use Spot effectively.

Use cases

Use containers

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

Run big data and machine learning workloads

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.

Scale HPC workloads

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

Build CI/CD pipelines

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.

How to get started

Learn with hands-on training

Explore launching Spot Instances, using the instances in different scenarios, and more.

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Explore Spot Instances pricing

Read about how the Spot Instances no-bidding pricing model works. 

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Expand your knowledge

Check out Spot Instances documentation and discover best practices.  

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