Kubernetes vs. Kong

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What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.

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 Kubernetes?
Why do you like Kubernetes?

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

What are the cons of using Kubernetes?
Downsides of Kubernetes?

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

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How much does Kubernetes cost?
How much does Kong cost?
What companies use Kubernetes?
1232 companies on StackShare use Kubernetes
What companies use Kong?
66 companies on StackShare use Kong
What tools integrate with Kubernetes?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with Kubernetes
What tools integrate with Kong?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong

What are some alternatives to Kubernetes and Kong?

  • Docker Compose - Define and run multi-container applications with Docker
  • Rancher - Open Source Platform for Running a Private Container Service
  • Docker Swarm - Native clustering for Docker. Turn a pool of Docker hosts into a single, virtual host.
  • Docker Machine - Machine management for a container-centric world

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