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What is 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.

linkerd is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.

linkerd is an open source tool with 4.94K Github Stars and 493 Github Forks. Here’s a link to linkerd's open source repository on Github

Who Uses linkerd?

9 companies use linkerd including CentralApp, RELEX, and Cuemby Tech.

Why people like linkerd

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use linkerd.

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linkerd's Features

  • Adaptive load-balancing
  • Fine-grained instrumentation
  • Abstractions over service discovery
  • Runtime traffic routing
  • Tech that's built for scale

linkerd's alternatives

  • Kong - Open Source Microservice & API Management Layer
  • Istio - Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
  • Express Gateway - An open source API gateway for microservices built on Express.js
  • seneca - A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js
  • Micro - A microservice toolkit

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