We want to use the kong load balancer ring balancer method instead of AWS ELB’s but before the switch-over, we would like to know, is there any performance impact with Kong ring-balancer comparing to kong default behavior with no load balancer?
I never tested it, but would expect not. The ring-balancer was build in a way that the “expensive” operations are all in the phase of creating the balancer (when Kong starts), with the purpose of making it extremely cheap at runtime.
But please test and let us know what you find.
@Amol_Ghatol you may also want to consider that using Kong’s built-in load balancer can reduce the number of systems you need to manage - instead of Kong and AWS ELB, now you can manage just Kong.
This reduction in system complexity and management overhead can reduce a different sort of latency - the human kind caused by having too many things to do, and too little time to do them