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Azure Service Fabric vs Istio: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Service Fabric as "Distributed systems platform that simplifies build, package, deploy, and management of scalable microservices apps". Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps. On the other hand, Istio is detailed as "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.

Azure Service Fabric and Istio can be primarily classified as "Microservices" tools.

Azure Service Fabric and Istio are both open source tools. It seems that Istio with 18.5K GitHub stars and 3.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Azure Service Fabric with 2.57K GitHub stars and 304 GitHub forks.

Cuemby, Entelo, and AgFlow are some of the popular companies that use Istio, whereas Azure Service Fabric is used by Starbucks, OneWire, and eVestor. Istio has a broader approval, being mentioned in 32 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to Azure Service Fabric, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

Decisions about Azure Service Fabric and Istio
Prateek Mittal
Fullstack Engineer| Ruby | React JS | gRPC at Ex Bookmyshow | Furlenco | Shopmatic · | 4 upvotes · 229.4K 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 Azure Service Fabric
Pros of Istio
  • 5
    Intelligent, fast, reliable
  • 3
    Open source
  • 3
    Superior programming models
  • 3
    More reliable than Kubernetes
  • 3
    Runs most of Azure core services
  • 3
  • 2
    Quickest recovery and healing in the world
  • 1
    Deploy anywhere
  • 1
    Is data storage technology
  • 1
    Battle hardened in Azure > 10 Years
  • 14
    Zero code for logging and monitoring
  • 9
    Service Mesh
  • 8
    Great flexibility
  • 5
    Ingress controller
  • 5
    Powerful authorization mechanisms
  • 4
    Full Security
  • 4
  • 4
    Easy integration with Kubernetes and Docker

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Cons of Azure Service Fabric
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    What are some alternatives to Azure Service Fabric and Istio?
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    Azure App Service
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