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?
What is Consul?
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