Istio vs Kong vs Spring Cloud

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Pros of Istio
Pros of Kong
Pros of Spring Cloud
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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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    Easy integration with Kubernetes and Docker
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    Full Security
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    Powerful authorization mechanisms
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    Easy to maintain
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    Easy to install
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    Great performance
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    Api blueprint
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    Custom Plugins
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    Documentation is clear
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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.

        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.

        What is Spring Cloud?

        It provides tools for developers to quickly build some of the common patterns in distributed systems.

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        What are some alternatives to Istio, Kong, and Spring Cloud?
        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.
        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 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 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.
        AWS App Mesh
        AWS App Mesh is a service mesh based on the Envoy proxy that makes it easy to monitor and control containerized microservices. App Mesh standardizes how your microservices communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility and helping to ensure high-availability for your applications. App Mesh gives you consistent visibility and network traffic controls for every microservice in an application. You can use App Mesh with Amazon ECS (using the Amazon EC2 launch type), Amazon EKS, and Kubernetes on AWS.
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