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Apigee vs Istio: What are the differences?

Apigee: Intelligent and complete API platform. 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; Istio: Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft. 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.

Apigee and Istio are primarily classified as "API" and "Microservices" tools respectively.

"Highly scalable and secure API Management Platform" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Apigee, while over 4 developers mention "Zero code for logging and monitoring" as the leading cause for choosing Istio.

Istio is an open source tool with 18.5K GitHub stars and 3.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Istio's open source repository on GitHub.

Cuemby, Entelo, and AgFlow are some of the popular companies that use Istio, whereas Apigee is used by OpenGov, Trustpilot, and RapidSOS. Istio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to Apigee, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Decisions about Apigee and Istio
Prateek Mittal
Fullstack Engineer| Ruby | React JS | gRPC at Ex Bookmyshow | Furlenco | Shopmatic · | 4 upvotes · 157.1K views

Istio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn-keyIstio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn key solution with Rancher whereas Kong completely lacks here. Traffic distribution in Istio can be done via canary, a/b, shadowing, HTTP headers, ACL, whitelist whereas in Kong it's limited to canary, ACL, blue-green, proxy caching. Istio has amazing community support which is visible via Github stars or releases when comparing both.

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Pros of Apigee
Pros of Istio
  • 11
    Highly scalable and secure API Management Platform
  • 5
    Quick jumpstart
  • 5
    Good documentation
  • 3
    Fast and adjustable caching
  • 3
    Easy to use
  • 13
    Zero code for logging and monitoring
  • 8
    Service Mesh
  • 7
    Great flexibility
  • 4
    Ingress controller
  • 3
    Resiliency
  • 3
    Easy integration with Kubernetes and Docker
  • 3
    Full Security
  • 3
    Powerful authorization mechanisms

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Cons of Apigee
Cons of Istio
  • 8
    Expensive
  • 13
    Performance

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What is 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.

What is 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.

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