Aws batch: Features and benefits

Sharad Jaiswal
Written by Sharad Jaiswal

Posted On: Nov 11, 2018

 

Introduction

There are certain tasks which need to be run periodically. Certain works like analyzing and information processing like bug detection or even performing simple tasks like sending email reports a computer or rather a computer system needs to be scheduled. For scheduling your computer system and the script to perform certain batch tasks you need have certain tools. But for people who are only worried about the coding of script AWS batch is the best option. AWS batch is a free service with the help of which you can perform batch jobs which you need to run on demand or periodically very easily and you just have to pay for the resources you use. Isn't great.

Aws batch is very efficient and it dynamically provisions for the optimal use of computing resources that are required for performing the batch jobs you need to do based on the volume and resource the job demands. You do not need to install any kind of batch performing software or server clusters to perform batch tasks. This will help you to focus more on analyzing and problem-solving. AWS will help you to plan, schedule and execute your batch tasks with their wide range of AWS services like Amazon EC2. You don’t need to spend anything on Aws batch you just need to pay for the resources like Amazon spot instances that you need to use.

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Features and benefits of AWS Batch

  1. Fully sufficient and well managed

    AWS is fully sufficient in managing your batch jobs and you do not install any third party or commercial tools to perform and schedule yours on demand or periodical batch jobs. Furthermore, you do not need to install any batch software or servers. AWS will manage everything for you and will eliminate all the complexities related to scheduling, managing, planning, and execution of the batch jobs you need to run.

  2. Fully Integrated

    Aws batch is fully integrated with the AWS platform which will allow you to use the networking, scaling and management functions of the AWS. It will make easier and safer for the jobs which require to write and retrieve data constantly to and from the Amazon Aws Data stores, for example, Amazon Dynamodb and S3.

  3. Cost according to the use of resources

    Aws batch uses the computing resources and distributes the job after optimizing according to the volume and specific resource that is required for running the batch job that has been submitted. Aws is very dynamic in nature and it dynamically scales the number of computing resources that are required releasing you from the constraints of using a fixed cluster of computing resources. Aws batch also bids for spot instances on your behalf dynamically which will further reduce the cost of your batch jobs.

How to get started with AWS Batch

Those of you who have been already signed up for the Amazon web services an have been already using Amazon Elastic Container services (Amazon ECS) or the Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (Amazon EC2) then is not very far from using the Amazon Aws services. The process of setting up of these process is very similar as Amazon Aws uses the Amazon CS container for doing computing functions. You must use the latest version of Amazon Aws cli that supports the latest Aws batch features. You can even upgrade it to the latest version if required.

Amazon Aws Batch uses the components of Amazon EC2, therefore, you use the Aws console for doing most of the steps. Complete the following steps for setting up the Aws batch, if you have completed any of the steps then you can skip those steps and move forward

  1. Sign up for the AWS.
  2. Create an IAM User
  3. Create IAM Roles for using computing functions and container instances
  4. Create a key pair
  5. Create a Virtual Private Cloud
  6. Create a Security Group
  7. Install the AWS CLI

Conclusion

Amazon Aws is really helpful in performing periodical and on-demand batch jobs and also very economical as you have to only pay for the resources you and do not have to pay any extra charges for the Aws. It is very efficient and dynamic and uses resources very optimally. Hope this article will help you.

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