What is Gubernator?
It is a distributed, high performance, cloud native and stateless rate limiting service. It evenly distributes rate limit requests across the entire cluster, which means you can scale the system by simply adding more nodes.
Gubernator is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.
Gubernator is an open source tool with 660 GitHub stars and 69 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Gubernator's open source repository on GitHub
- provides both GRPC and HTTP access to it’s API
- Can be run as a sidecar to services
- Can be used as a library to implement a domain specific rate limiting service
Gubernator Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Gubernator?
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.