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linkerd vs Micro: What are the differences?

linkerd: Twitter-Style Operability for Microservices. linkerd is an out-of-process network stack for microservices. It functions as a transparent RPC proxy, handling everything needed to make inter-service RPC safe and sane--including load-balancing, service discovery, instrumentation, and routing; Micro: A microservice toolkit. Micro provides the core requirements for building and managing microservices. It consists of a set of libraries and tools which are primarily geared towards development in the programming language Go, however looks to solve for other languages via HTTP using a Sidecar.

linkerd and Micro belong to "Microservices Tools" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by linkerd are:

  • Adaptive load-balancing
  • Fine-grained instrumentation
  • Abstractions over service discovery

On the other hand, Micro provides the following key features:

  • API
  • CLI
  • Web UI

linkerd and Micro are both open source tools. It seems that Micro with 6.45K GitHub stars and 528 forks on GitHub has more adoption than linkerd with 5.01K GitHub stars and 501 GitHub forks.

What is linkerd?

linkerd is an out-of-process network stack for microservices. It functions as a transparent RPC proxy, handling everything needed to make inter-service RPC safe and sane--including load-balancing, service discovery, instrumentation, and routing.

What is Micro?

Micro provides the core requirements for building and managing microservices. It consists of a set of libraries and tools which are primarily geared towards development in the programming language Go, however looks to solve for other languages via HTTP using a Sidecar.
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