Why Use Amazon EC2 Spot Instances?
Low, Predictable Prices
Spot offers you the advantages of the massive operating scale of AWS. You can run hyperscale workloads at a significant cost savings or you can accelerate your workloads by running parallel tasks.
Easy to Use
It’s easy to launch, scale and manage Spot Instances through AWS services, like EC2 Auto Scaling and ECS, or integrated third parties, like Terraform and Jenkins.
Big Data and Analytics
Fast-track big data and machine learning workloads by using Spot Instances with Amazon EMR, Hadoop, or Spark to process massive amounts of data. Learn More>>
Containers are often stateless and fault-tolerant, and are a great fit for Spot Instances. You can create Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, or self-managed Kubernetes clusters on Spot to run containerized workloads of any scale. Learn More>>
CI/CD & Testing
CI/CD workloads are fault-tolerant and are built to take advantage of the cost savings offered by Spot Instances. You can launch your CI/CD pipelines in the AWS cloud quickly and cost-effectively with the EC2 Spot Fleet plug-in. Learn More>>
Maintain optimal web performance during peak traffic without breaking the budget using Spot Instances. You can deploy an EC2 Fleet behind a load balancer to scale to tens of thousands of instances, serving billions of service requests with Spot Instances. Learn More>>
Image and Media Rendering
Media & Entertainment studios can cost-effectively manage rendering workloads using Spot Instances, scaling on-premises or cloud infrastructures with near limitless capacity as projects and timelines demand. Learn More>>
High Performance Computing
Accelerate loosely coupled or embarrasingly parallel HPC workloads such as genomic sequencing and algorithmic trading. You can use Spot Instances with other AWS services such as AWS Batch to run HPC workloads. Learn More>>
More and more businesses are using Amazon EC2 Spot Instances to run and scale their infrastructure cost-effectively. Here are some examples of how customers have achieved business agility, cost savings, and scale with EC2 Spot Instances. For more details, visit Amazon EC2 Spot Customers page.