Amazon API Gateway vs Falcor

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Amazon API Gateway vs Falcor: What are the differences?

Amazon API Gateway: Create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management; Falcor: A JavaScript library for efficient data fetching, created by Netflix. Falcor lets you represent all your remote data sources as a single domain model via a virtual JSON graph. You code the same way no matter where the data is, whether in memory on the client or over the network on the server.

Amazon API Gateway and Falcor can be primarily classified as "API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Amazon API Gateway are:

  • Build, Deploy and Manage APIs
  • Resiliency
  • API Lifecycle Management

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

  • One Model Everywhere
  • The Data is the API
  • Bind to the Cloud

Falcor is an open source tool with 9.34K GitHub stars and 448 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Falcor's open source repository on GitHub.

Intuit, Repro, and Simple Merchant are some of the popular companies that use Amazon API Gateway, whereas Falcor is used by Netflix, AngularClass, and PiggyPot. Amazon API Gateway has a broader approval, being mentioned in 167 company stacks & 62 developers stacks; compared to Falcor, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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What is Amazon API Gateway?

Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.

What is Falcor?

Falcor lets you represent all your remote data sources as a single domain model via a virtual JSON graph. You code the same way no matter where the data is, whether in memory on the client or over the network on the server.
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      Simple Merchant uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      API Gateway in conjunction with Lambda has allowed us to become 'serverless'. We have a number of API endpoints that range from simple CRUD operations, through to triggering chains of complex background jobs. Like Lambda, this service has released us from getting bogged down in infrastructure management, freeing up huge amounts of time to focus on solving business problems.

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      IndiTip uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      It provides me with POST endpoints; I don't run servers and some third-party services need to POST data to my application.

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      Patty R uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      Triggers the Lambda function from a GitHub WebHook push into https://github.com/smyleeface/smylee_hugo_site.

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      Secumail uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      Excellent API Gateway, some quirks but most are being addressed over time, easy integration with Lambda

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      Luca Bianchi uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

      Fast, predictable and reliable API deployment

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