Kong vs Traefik: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is Traefik? Load Balancer for Microservices. Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file...) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.
Kong and Traefik are primarily classified as "Microservices" and "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools respectively.
"Easy to maintain" is the primary reason why developers consider Kong over the competitors, whereas "Kubernetes integration" was stated as the key factor in picking Traefik.
Kong and Traefik are both open source tools. Traefik with 23.2K GitHub stars and 2.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Kong with 22.4K GitHub stars and 2.75K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Traefik has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Kong, which is listed in 50 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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