Kubernetes-native API Gateway for Microservices built on the Envoy Proxy
Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file.
Easily integrate your own authentication service with Ambassador for per-request authentication.
Ambassador uses the high performance Envoy Proxy, which processes over 2M requests/second at Lyft. Ambassador runs as a sidecar to Envoy, insuring that you get raw Envoy performance.
Ambassador uses the proven resilience capabilities of Kubernetes to insure high availability. For example, Kubernetes is responsible for auto-restarting, auto-scaling, and updating (via a RollingUpdate) Ambassador. Unlike many other API Gateways, Ambassador has no database -- it relies on ConfigMap to store state.
Ambassador uses a declarative YAML syntax, which means you can easily keep your Ambassador configuration in source control.
Download and run Ambassador as a Docker container:
docker run -it -p 8080:80 --name=ambassador --rm datawire/ambassador:0.15.0
That's it! Check out the diagnostics page at http://localhost:8080/ambassador/v0/diag/.
See Ambassador route requests live to our Quote of The Moment service at demo.getambassador.io: