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Alternatives to Kong

Apigee, Istio, Zuul, Jersey, and linkerd are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Kong.
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What is Kong and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Kong is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.
Kong is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kong's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Kong

  • Apigee
    Apigee

    API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world. ...

  • Istio
    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. ...

  • Zuul
    Zuul

    It is the front door for all requests from devices and websites to the backend of the Netflix streaming application. As an edge service application, It is built to enable dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, and security. Routing is an integral part of a microservice architecture. ...

  • Jersey
    Jersey

    It is open source, production quality, framework for developing RESTful Web Services in Java that provides support for JAX-RS APIs and serves as a JAX-RS (JSR 311 & JSR 339) Reference Implementation. It provides it’s own API that extend the JAX-RS toolkit with additional features and utilities to further simplify RESTful service and client development. ...

  • linkerd
    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. ...

  • Azure Service Fabric
    Azure Service Fabric

    Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps. ...

  • Dapr
    Dapr

    It is a portable, event-driven runtime that makes it easy for developers to build resilient, stateless and stateful microservices that run on the cloud and edge and embraces the diversity of languages and developer frameworks. ...

  • Netflix OSS
    Netflix OSS

    It provides tools and services to get the most out of your (big) data. It also provides runtime containers, libraries and services that power microservices. ...

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Apigee

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Intelligent and complete API platform
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PROS OF APIGEE
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    Highly scalable and secure API Management Platform
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    Quick jumpstart
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    Good documentation
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    Fast and adjustable caching
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    Easy to use
CONS OF APIGEE
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    Expensive

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Istio

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Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
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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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    Powerful authorization mechanisms
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    Ingress controller
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    Easy integration with Kubernetes and Docker
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    Full Security
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    Resiliency
CONS OF ISTIO
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Zuul

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An edge service that provides dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, security, and more
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PROS OF ZUUL
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    Load blancing
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    Jersey

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    PROS OF JERSEY
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      Lightweight
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      Fast Performance With Microservices
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      Java standard
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      linkerd

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      PROS OF LINKERD
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        CNCF Project
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        Service Mesh
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        Fast Integration
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        Pre-check permissions
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        Light Weight
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        Azure Service Fabric

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        Distributed systems platform that simplifies build, package, deploy, and management of scalable microservices apps
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        PROS OF AZURE SERVICE FABRIC
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          Intelligent, fast, reliable
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          Open source
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          Superior programming models
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          More reliable than Kubernetes
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          Runs most of Azure core services
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          Reliability
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          Quickest recovery and healing in the world
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          Deploy anywhere
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          Is data storage technology
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          Battle hardened in Azure > 10 Years
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          Dapr

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          An open-source project to make it easier to build microservices
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          PROS OF DAPR
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            Manage inter-service state
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            MTLS "for free"
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            App dashboard for rapid log overview
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            Zipkin app tracing "for free"
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            Netflix OSS

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            A set of frameworks and libraries to solve distributed-systems problems at scale
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