ECS Autoscaling that works
using queue time instead of CPU or memory

Judoscale automatically scales your ECS tasks (web and worker services) so you can save money and stop worrying about downtime.
Judoscale scaling charts

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The first step to a scalable web service is automatic autoscaling. Without autoscaling, you're just waiting for a flash sale, social media post, or other "white swan" event to take down your site at just the wrong moment.

Nate Berkopec
The Complete Guide to Rails Performance

Queue time, not CPU or memory

Amazon ECS autoscaling—based on CPU and memory—is inconsistent and unreliable. Queue time is the true measure of task capacity, and Judoscale is the only autoscaler for ECS that uses it.Learn more about request queue time

visualization of request queue time

Web services and background tasks

Queue time isn’t just for web services. Judoscale also uses queue latency to autoscale your background tasks, ensuring your job queues never back up.

screenshot of web and worker tasks in Judoscale

Faster and more reliable than Amazon ECS’s autoscaler

A capacity issue needs to trigger autoscaling as quickly as possible, and Judoscale is the fastest autoscaler available. Our autoscaling algorithm runs every 10 seconds, ensuring your app scales up before users notice an issue.

screenshot of scaling up fast

Reduce your Amazon ECS compute costs

Your ECS tasks are probably overscaled, and Judoscale can help. Our autoscaling algorithm is more efficient than ECS’s, allowing you to scale down without sacrificing performance or peace of mind.

screenshot of an Amazon ECS bill

Customize your autoscale behavior

Every app is different, and so Judoscale gives you complete control over how your app autoscales. You can scale by multiple tasks at a time and tweak the frequency of scaling. Each task is configured independently with a few simple sliders.Explore the configs in our sandbox app

screenshot of Judoscale configuration options
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Got questions?

Check out our docs for a whole lot more. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, send us an email!

  • What languages and frameworks does Judoscale support?

    We support many web frameworks and job/task queues for Ruby, Python, and NodeJS. See the full list in our docs.

  • What data can Judoscale access in my app?

    Our adapter libraries only collect queue-related metrics for requests and job queues along with basic process metadata. No actual request or job data is ever collected.

  • Can we have a call to see if Judoscale makes sense for our AWS application?

    Sure, let’s talk! Use this link to book a call with us.

If I was the king of the world, I would make it illegal to horizontally scale based on execution time. Scale based on queue depths, people!

Nate Berkopec
The Complete Guide to Rails Performance

Judoscale’s deep integration with Sidekiq queues let us easily tag which queues we wanted a faster response. We were able to tune our scaling sensitivity for exactly our usage pattern of intermittent batches of large jobs.

Michael Buckbee
Founder, Gently Used Domains

Chameleon has been extremely stable thanks to Judoscale. We have very high spikes in traffic, and I don’t even have to think about it.

Brian Norton
Co-founder & CTO, Chameleon

Request queue time is the single most important part of this. Scaling by CPU and memory consumption makes no sense—your server should have stable memory usage and nearly 100% CPU utilization.

Nate Matykiewicz
Senior Developer, Dwell

We could see the care in Judoscale’s documentation, the gems were well-documented and designed with a general sense of quality.

Sean Devine

We’re really impressed by the simplicity and ease of use of Judoscale. We’ve gone from constant worries over site performance, to complete confidence in our configuration. What a great tool!

Christopher Batts
Co-Founder & CEO, Setyl

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