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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Pros of Amazon API Gateway
Pros of Falcor
  • 36
    AWS Integration
  • 5
    Websockets
  • 1
    Serverless
  • 2
    Data is the API
  • 2
    One Model Everywhere
  • 2
    Promotes microservices
  • 1
    Bind to the Cloud
  • 1
    Virtual JSON Resource
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Small API
  • 1
    Backed by Netflix
  • 1
    JSON Graph
  • 1
    efficient data fetching

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Cons of Amazon API Gateway
Cons of Falcor
  • 1
    Less expensive
  • 1
    No websocket broadcast
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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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    What are some alternatives to Amazon API Gateway and Falcor?
    Apigee
    API management, design, analytics, and security are at the heart of modern digital architecture. The Apigee intelligent API platform is a complete solution for moving business to the digital world.
    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.
    NGINX
    nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
    Zuul
    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.
    Azure API Management
    Today's innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. Streamline your work across hybrid and multi-cloud environments with a single place for managing all your APIs.
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