Open Source Ambassador API Gateway

Route traffic to your Kubernetes services with the most popular Envoy Proxy-based Kubernetes Ingress Controller and API Gateway.

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Comprehensive, Easy-To-Use, and Proven

Built on the Envoy Proxy

Envoy Proxy enables sophisticated traffic management capabilities , such as load balancing, circuit breakers, rate limits, and automatic retries.

Uses Kubernetes CRDs

A declarative, self-service model built on Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) enable continuous delivery workflows.

Independent and Integrated

The Ambassador API Gateway integrates with observability, distributed tracing, and service mesh solutions.

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What's New in the Ambassador API Gateway?

We continually add improvements and new features to our open-source project.

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CASE STUDY: Ticketmaster

"Ambassador is a great productivity tool, and provides a single point of reference for all of our services. We’ve also saved a lot of money and complexity since we’ve eliminated many of our ELBs. Ambassador has been very stable and robust for our needs."

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Popular Features and Integations

The Ambassador Edge Stack is a complete superset of the Ambassador API Gateway and includes additional functionality. Learn the differences between the two.

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FeatureThe Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)The Ambassador Edge Stack
Load Balancing
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
available
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available
Integration with Observability Tools
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
available
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available
Circuit Breaking & Automatic Retries
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
partial
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available
Declarative Policy Engine
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
partial
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available
TLS and Automatic HTTPS
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
partial
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available
Authentication
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
unavailable
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available
Developer Portal
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
unavailable
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available
Rate Limiting
The Ambassador API Gateway (OSS)
unavailable
The Ambassador Edge Stack
available

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The Ambassador Edge Stack is a complete superset of the Ambassador API Gateway and includes additional functionality including authentication, rate-limiting, and developer productivity. The community edition is available at no additonal cost.

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