Consul vs. Kong

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What is Consul?

Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.

What is 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.
Why do developers choose Consul?
Why do you like Consul?

Why do developers choose Kong?
Why do you like Kong?

What are the cons of using Consul?
No Cons submitted yet for Consul
Downsides of Consul?

What are the cons of using Kong?
No Cons submitted yet for Kong
Downsides of Kong?

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How much does Consul cost?
How much does Kong cost?
What companies use Consul?
161 companies on StackShare use Consul
What companies use Kong?
66 companies on StackShare use Kong
What tools integrate with Consul?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Consul
What tools integrate with Kong?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong

What are some alternatives to Consul and Kong?

  • Zookeeper - Because coordinating distributed systems is a Zoo
  • etcd - A distributed consistent key-value store for shared configuration and service discovery
  • Eureka - AWS Service registry for resilient mid-tier load balancing and failover.
  • Serf - Service orchestration and management tool

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