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Claudia vs Kong: What are the differences?

Claudia: Deploy Node.js microservices to AWS Lambda and API Gateway easily. Claudia helps you deploy Node.js microservices to Amazon Web Services easily. It automates and simplifies deployment workflows and error prone tasks, so you can focus on important problems and not have to worry about AWS service quirks; Kong: Open Source Microservice & API Management Layer. 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.

Claudia and Kong can be primarily classified as "Microservices" tools.

Some of the features offered by Claudia are:

  • Create or update Lambda functions and Web APIs from Node.js projects hassle-free
  • Automatically configure the Lambda function for commonly useful tasks
  • Automatically set up API Gateway resources the way Javascript developers expect them to work

On the other hand, Kong provides the following key features:

  • Logging: Log requests and responses to your system over TCP, UDP or to disk
  • OAuth2.0: Add easily an OAuth2.0 authentication to your APIs
  • Monitoring: Live monitoring provides key load and performance server metrics

Claudia and Kong are both open source tools. It seems that Kong with 22.4K GitHub stars and 2.75K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Claudia with 3.21K GitHub stars and 221 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Kong has a broader approval, being mentioned in 50 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Claudia, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Claudia and Kong
Prateek Mittal
Fullstack Engineer| Ruby | React JS | gRPC at Ex Bookmyshow | Furlenco | Shopmatic · | 4 upvotes · 230.5K views

Istio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn-keyIstio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn key solution with Rancher whereas Kong completely lacks here. Traffic distribution in Istio can be done via canary, a/b, shadowing, HTTP headers, ACL, whitelist whereas in Kong it's limited to canary, ACL, blue-green, proxy caching. Istio has amazing community support which is visible via Github stars or releases when comparing both.

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Pros of Claudia
Pros of Kong
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 37
    Easy to maintain
  • 32
    Easy to install
  • 25
    Flexible
  • 20
    Great performance
  • 5
    Api blueprint
  • 4
    Custom Plugins
  • 3
    Kubernetes-native
  • 2
    Security
  • 2
    Agnostic
  • 2
    Has a good plugin infrastructure
  • 1
    Documentation is clear
  • 1
    Very customizable
  • 1
    Load balancing

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What is Claudia?

Claudia helps you deploy Node.js microservices to Amazon Web Services easily. It automates and simplifies deployment workflows and error prone tasks, so you can focus on important problems and not have to worry about AWS service quirks.

What is 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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