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Ambassador vs Consul: What are the differences?

Developers describe Ambassador as "Open source, Kubernetes-native API Gateway for Microservices built on Envoy". Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file. Configure routes with CORS support, circuit breakers, timeouts, and more. Replace your Kubernetes ingress controller. Route gRPC, WebSockets, or HTTP. On the other hand, Consul is detailed as "A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration". Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.

Ambassador and Consul are primarily classified as "API" and "Open Source Service Discovery" tools respectively.

Ambassador and Consul are both open source tools. It seems that Consul with 16.4K GitHub stars and 2.85K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Ambassador with 2.03K GitHub stars and 288 GitHub forks.

What is Ambassador?

Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file. Configure routes with CORS support, circuit breakers, timeouts, and more. Replace your Kubernetes ingress controller. Route gRPC, WebSockets, or HTTP.

What is Consul?

Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
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        What are some alternatives to Ambassador and Consul?
        Envoy
        Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
        Postman
        It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
        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.
        Insomnia REST Client
        Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.
        Paw
        Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
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        Avatar of Chris Hartwig
        Chris Hartwig uses ConsulConsul

        All our services use Consul for discovery, configuration and cluster management (auto scaling, health monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, leader elections)

        Avatar of Tom Staijen
        Tom Staijen uses ConsulConsul

        Discovery service. Some configuration is stored in consul.

        Avatar of Robert Hao
        Robert Hao uses ConsulConsul

        I used Consul as config center & service discoverer.

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        Ismael Arenzana uses ConsulConsul

        How else do you discover microservices? ;)

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        exana uses ConsulConsul

        For service discovery.

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