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Ambassador vs Traefik: 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, Traefik is detailed as "Load Balancer for Microservices". Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file...) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.

Ambassador can be classified as a tool in the "API Tools" category, while Traefik is grouped under "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy".

Ambassador and Traefik are both open source tools. Traefik with 23.2K GitHub stars and 2.4K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Ambassador with 2.03K GitHub stars and 288 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Ambassador
Pros of Traefik
  • 3
    Edge-proxy
  • 1
    Kubernetes friendly configuration
  • 20
    Kubernetes integration
  • 18
    Watch service discovery updates
  • 14
    Letsencrypt support
  • 13
    Swarm integration
  • 12
    Several backends
  • 6
    Ready-to-use dashboard
  • 4
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Rancher integration
  • 1
    Mantl integration
  • 1
    Mesos integration

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Cons of Ambassador
Cons of Traefik
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    • 7
      Not very performant (fast)
    • 7
      Complicated setup

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    What are some alternatives to Ambassador and Traefik?
    Consul
    Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.
    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.
    Istio
    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
    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.
    Postman
    It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
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