Alternatives to Zuul logo

Alternatives to Zuul

Apigee, Eureka, Kong, HAProxy, and Istio are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Zuul.
27
16
+ 1
0

What is Zuul and what are its top alternatives?

It is the front door for all requests from devices and websites to the backend of the Netflix streaming application. As an edge service application, It is built to enable dynamic routing, monitoring, resiliency, and security. Routing is an integral part of a microservice architecture.
Zuul is a tool in the Microservices Tools category of a tech stack.

Zuul alternatives & related posts

Eureka logo

Eureka

128
132
52
128
132
+ 1
52
AWS Service registry for resilient mid-tier load balancing and failover.
Eureka logo
Eureka
VS
Zuul logo
Zuul
Kong logo

Kong

205
254
90
205
254
+ 1
90
Open Source Microservice & API Management Layer
Kong logo
Kong
VS
Zuul logo
Zuul

related Kong posts

Al Tsang
Al Tsang
CEO at LunchBadger | 4 upvotes 30.7K views
atLunchBadgerLunchBadger
Express Gateway
Express Gateway
ExpressJS
ExpressJS
Kong
Kong
Tyk Cloud
Tyk Cloud
#APIs
#JWT
#OAuth2
#Gateway
Problem/Challenge

We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.

Contenders

We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.

Decision

We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.

Outcome

We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway

See more
Anas MOKDAD
Anas MOKDAD
Software Architect | 2 upvotes 26.3K views
Istio
Istio
Kong
Kong

As for the new support of service mesh pattern by Kong, I wonder how does it compare to Istio?

See more

related HAProxy posts

Tom Klein
Tom Klein
CEO at Gentlent | 9 upvotes 33.1K views
atGentlentGentlent
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code
npm
npm
Varnish
Varnish
HAProxy
HAProxy
Kubernetes
Kubernetes
Docker
Docker
GitLab
GitLab
GitHub
GitHub
Git
Git

We're using Git through GitHub for public repositories and GitLab for our private repositories due to its easy to use features. Docker and Kubernetes are a must have for our highly scalable infrastructure complimented by HAProxy with Varnish in front of it. We are using a lot of npm and Visual Studio Code in our development sessions.

See more
StackShare Editors
StackShare Editors
| 5 upvotes 24K views
atUber TechnologiesUber Technologies
HAProxy
HAProxy
StatsD
StatsD
nginx
nginx

The frontline API is proxied through a HAProxy load balancer with NGINX as the fronted, which also handles SSL termination. This frontline API consist of 600 stateless endpoints that join together multiple services.

As part of the Marketplace stack, engineers in this area integrate with various other internal services, including logtron to log to disk and Kafka and uber-statsd-client, the Node.js client for statsd.

See more
Istio logo

Istio

204
220
20
204
220
+ 1
20
Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
Istio logo
Istio
VS
Zuul logo
Zuul

related Istio posts

Anas MOKDAD
Anas MOKDAD
Software Architect | 2 upvotes 26.3K views
Istio
Istio
Kong
Kong

As for the new support of service mesh pattern by Kong, I wonder how does it compare to Istio?

See more
Jersey logo

Jersey

33
16
1
33
16
+ 1
1
A REST framework that provides a JAX-RS implementation
Jersey logo
Jersey
VS
Zuul logo
Zuul
Express Gateway logo

Express Gateway

33
33
12
33
33
+ 1
12
An open source API gateway for microservices built on Express.js
Express Gateway logo
Express Gateway
VS
Zuul logo
Zuul

related Express Gateway posts

Al Tsang
Al Tsang
CEO at LunchBadger | 4 upvotes 30.7K views
atLunchBadgerLunchBadger
Express Gateway
Express Gateway
ExpressJS
ExpressJS
Kong
Kong
Tyk Cloud
Tyk Cloud
#APIs
#JWT
#OAuth2
#Gateway
Problem/Challenge

We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.

Contenders

We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.

Decision

We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.

Outcome

We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway

See more
linkerd logo

linkerd

30
58
2
30
58
+ 1
2
Twitter-Style Operability for Microservices
linkerd logo
linkerd
VS
Zuul logo
Zuul
seneca logo

seneca

27
29
0
27
29
+ 1
0
A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js
    Be the first to leave a pro
    seneca logo
    seneca
    VS
    Zuul logo
    Zuul
    Azure Service Fabric logo

    Azure Service Fabric

    23
    14
    0
    23
    14
    + 1
    0
    Distributed systems platform that simplifies build, package, deploy, and management of scalable microservices apps
      Be the first to leave a pro
      Azure Service Fabric logo
      Azure Service Fabric
      VS
      Zuul logo
      Zuul
      Micro logo

      Micro

      22
      25
      2
      22
      25
      + 1
      2
      A microservice toolkit
      Micro logo
      Micro
      VS
      Zuul logo
      Zuul
      Netflix OSS logo

      Netflix OSS

      21
      9
      0
      21
      9
      + 1
      0
      A set of frameworks and libraries to solve distributed-systems problems at scale
        Be the first to leave a pro
        Netflix OSS logo
        Netflix OSS
        VS
        Zuul logo
        Zuul
        Claudia logo

        Claudia

        20
        23
        1
        20
        23
        + 1
        1
        Deploy Node.js microservices to AWS Lambda and API Gateway easily
        Claudia logo
        Claudia
        VS
        Zuul logo
        Zuul
        Conductor logo

        Conductor

        19
        40
        0
        19
        40
        + 1
        0
        A microservices orchestration engine that runs in the cloud
          Be the first to leave a pro
          Conductor logo
          Conductor
          VS
          Zuul logo
          Zuul
          fabric8 logo

          fabric8

          17
          41
          1
          17
          41
          + 1
          1
          Open source microservices platform based on Docker, Kubernetes and Jenkins
          fabric8 logo
          fabric8
          VS
          Zuul logo
          Zuul
          goa logo

          goa

          12
          31
          0
          12
          31
          + 1
          0
          A design driven approach for building microservices in Go
            Be the first to leave a pro
            goa logo
            goa
            VS
            Zuul logo
            Zuul
            Lagom Framework logo

            Lagom Framework

            12
            9
            0
            12
            9
            + 1
            0
            A microservices framework
              Be the first to leave a pro
              Lagom Framework logo
              Lagom Framework
              VS
              Zuul logo
              Zuul
              Ocelot logo

              Ocelot

              5
              4
              0
              5
              4
              + 1
              0
              A modern fast, scalable API gateway built on ASP.NET core
                Be the first to leave a pro
                Ocelot logo
                Ocelot
                VS
                Zuul logo
                Zuul
                Expressive logo

                Expressive

                3
                3
                0
                3
                3
                + 1
                0
                Build PHP microservices and web applications in minutes
                  Be the first to leave a pro
                  Expressive logo
                  Expressive
                  VS
                  Zuul logo
                  Zuul
                  Nameko logo

                  Nameko

                  2
                  1
                  0
                  2
                  1
                  + 1
                  0
                  Python microservices framework
                    Be the first to leave a pro
                    Nameko logo
                    Nameko
                    VS
                    Zuul logo
                    Zuul