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Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
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What is Istio?

Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data. Istio's control plane provides an abstraction layer over the underlying cluster management platform, such as Kubernetes, Mesos, etc.
Istio is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.
Istio is an open source tool with 26.9K GitHub stars and 5.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Istio's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Istio?

Companies
124 companies reportedly use Istio in their tech stacks, including medium.com, Ruangguru, and Lime.

Developers
443 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Istio.

Istio Integrations

Docker, Kubernetes, Google Anthos, Ambassador, and Cilium are some of the popular tools that integrate with Istio. Here's a list of all 10 tools that integrate with Istio.
Pros of Istio
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Zero code for logging and monitoring
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Service Mesh
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Great flexibility
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Ingress controller
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Resiliency
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Easy integration with Kubernetes and Docker
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Full Security
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Powerful authorization mechanisms
Decisions about Istio

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Istio in their tech stack.

Anas MOKDAD
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Kong
Istio

As for the new support of service mesh pattern by Kong, I wonder how does it compare to Istio?

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Istio Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Istio?
linkerd
linkerd is an out-of-process network stack for microservices. It functions as a transparent RPC proxy, handling everything needed to make inter-service RPC safe and sane--including load-balancing, service discovery, instrumentation, and routing.
Envoy
Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Conduit
Conduit is a lightweight open source service mesh designed for performance, power, and ease of use when running applications on Kubernetes. Conduit is incredibly fast, lightweight, fundamentally secure, and easy to get started with.
Kong
Kong is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.
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