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How we built our telemetry service

by Daniel López

Mar 15, 2021

open source, golang, how to

7 min read

​ We have run our telemetry system live for the past three years now. In this article, we’ll share code and outline some of the things you’ll need to keep in mind if you want to build an anonymous usage reporting system for an open-source project as we did at a ridiculous cost. We have an activity of 700,000 reporting servers/month with a monthly cost betwen 5 and 10 EUR ($12).

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KrakenD 1.3.0 released

by Albert Lombarte

Feb 24, 2021

open source, release notes

3 min read

The KrakenD team is pleased to announce the release of KrakenD 1.3.0. You can get it packaged from the download page. KrakenD 1.3.0 makes focus on completing the RBAC system regarding JWT. The main highlights are: JWT: Complete the RBAC system and flexibility improvements: Scopes validation (thanks to @chrisdennig) Extract and forward claims as headers (thanks to @chrisdennig) Support for Oracle Identity Cloud Service by allowing key identifers other than kid such as x5t or kid_x5t (contribution from Oracle) Allow loading of local JWK files Integration with secret providers such as: Amazon KMS Azure’s Key Vault Google Cloud KMS Hashicorp’s Vault Encrypted or plain base64 file Other features:

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KrakenD 1.2.0 released

by Albert Lombarte

Oct 5, 2020

open source, release notes

3 min read

The KrakenD team is pleased to announce the release of KrakenD 1.2. You can get it packaged from the download page. Some of the highlights include: Added a /__health endpoint Removed the wording whitelist and blacklist from all our products (#BlackLivesMatter) Datadog integration Array manipulation available after merging multiple backends KRAKEND_-like environment vars to override configuration A lot of small features and bugfixes KrakenD framework Summary of the most significant changes:

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KrakenD Usage Stats - March 2020

by Albert Lombarte

Apr 2, 2020

open source

2 min read

KrakenD servers with telemetry enabled help us to understand the usage of KrakenD in production. Last month we witnessed 356K running instances, and we wanted to share some data with you. 👇 From mid-March, we have seen an exciting increase in the number of KrakenD instances seen per day: x12! The trend is just beautiful, including the cumulative. According to our internal definition, an instance is every time a KrakenD is started.

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KrakenD 1.1 with Kafka integration released

by Albert Lombarte

Feb 26, 2020

open source, release notes

2 min read

The KrakenD team is pleased to announce the release of KrakenD 1.1. You can get it packaged from the download page. Some of the highlights include: Kafka integration Extended Docker image Added Telemetry for Azure Monitor More performance improvements Kafka integration From now on, users of Apache Kafka can publish and subscribe from KrakenD. The Kafka integration saves you from writing application logic to interact with the streaming platform and let the gateway be an active player in the event architecture pattern.

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KrakenD 1.0 announcement

by Albert Lombarte

Sep 21, 2019

open source, release notes

4 min read

In November 2016, we released KrakenD framework to the public. Today, after three years serving traffic around the world, and a lot of lessons learned on the way, KrakenD 1.0 is out 🎉🎉🎉 KrakenD 1.0 is our announcement to the world that our libraries are now fully established and with the solid commitment of keeping backward compatibility. In the last twelve months, we have seen 120,000+ clusters in the world and 1M+ docker pulls, but as we always did (since 0.

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gRPC-gateway as a KrakenD plugin

by Daniel López

Jun 9, 2019

how to, gRPC, golang

7 min read

The gRPC protocol is becoming trendy in the era of microservices. Its compactness and backward-compatibility make it very attractive. However, it requires custom code to work with it. In this article, we’ll show you how to get all the benefits from the gRPC protocol and the gRPC-gateway without coding any business logic to use your gRPC services as regular backends. Moreover, avoiding the extra network hop!

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Doing housekeeping on your KrakenD configuration file

by Albert Lombarte

May 17, 2019

how-to, tips and tricks

4 min read

Starting your krakend.json configuration from scratch and writing every attribute in a blank editor might be a difficult and time consuming task, and that’s why we have the KrakenDesigner. KrakenDesigner is an aid tool to generate KrakenD configurations for the uninitiated audience. It produces a verbose output of the configuration file and explicitly writes unneeded attributes to let you see that a specific configuration option exists. These attributes I am mentioning are not necessary because they contain default values and the server is not going to alter its behavior.

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KrakenD 0.9 released

by Albert Lombarte

Apr 7, 2019

open source, release notes

3 min read

It’s been only one month since we released KrakenD 0.8, and although we have been releasing new versions approximately every 3 months, we have very interesting features that can’t wait! KrakenD 0.9 comes with a series of very demanded features. Let’s get started! Integration with AMQP The AMQP integration allows you to send and receive messages to and from a queue through the KrakenD API Gateway. This feature enables the gateway to become in both a subscriber and a consumer of messages for asynchronous processing and opens the doors to very different implementations we were seeing.

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KrakenD 0.8 released

by Albert Lombarte

Mar 8, 2019

open source, release notes

3 min read

KrakenD 0.8 is a significant release as it brings numerous code changes and functionality. The framework brings +100 commits, the gateway +50 commits and even more changes in the components. A lot of refactoring and component updates has taken place. The big picture is a move from a single binary application to become a package with several internal binaries. See the details below. KrakenD framework The KrakenD framework brings +100 commits compared to 0.

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