Open Source and Enterprise Edition Feature Differences


#1

Would it be possible to get a metrics table detailing about the feature comparison between the Commercial Edition(Open Source) and Enterprise Edition ?


#2

Hi! There is no Enterprise Edition of Linkerd. Buoyant sells commercial support for Linkerd, but the open source product is the full product.


#3

Thanks William for the reply and what Is the open source version available? Can I get the details on the open source version


#4

All code and issues are tracked here: https://github.com/linkerd/linkerd

Getting started guides, including quick installation, is here: https://linkerd.io/getting-started/


#5

Hi William,

Few more clarifications:-

Does Linkerd support the below features?

Ensure uniform response times
Scaling under load ?
Adding new hosts dynamically
Removing hosts from cluster


#6

Linkerd supports, or integrates with systems, that support the features you mentioned.

Here are a couple links that will give you more background on what Linkerd can provide:


https://buoyant.io/2017/04/25/whats-a-service-mesh-and-why-do-i-need-one/


#7

Thanks for the reply. I have gone through the link provided but nowhere it is clearly mentioning about host scalablity (adding/deleting nodes in the cluster without any impact) and ensure uniform response time.


#8

Yes i referred the link “https://buoyant.io/2017/04/25/whats-a-service-mesh-and-why-do-i-need-one/” but it doesn’t say anything clearly about host scalablity (adding/deleting nodes in the cluster without any impact) ?


#9

Hi! Linkerd’s routing capabilities should make this possible. You might find these articles on traffic shifting and circuit breaking helpful:

https://buoyant.io/2016/11/04/a-service-mesh-for-kubernetes-part-iv-continuous-deployment-via-traffic-shifting/

https://buoyant.io/2017/01/13/making-microservices-more-resilient-with-circuit-breaking/

More about Linkerd’s various features can be found here: