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Kong is a most widely adopted open-source Microservice API gateway which makes securing, managing and orchestrating microservice APIs easier and faster than ever.

Category

API Management Platform

Features

• Fully operated with a simple and easy to use restful API
• Add powerful functionality through Kong Plugins, in one command
• Kong runs anywhere, in containers, cloud or on-premise - in a single, hybrid or multi-datacenter setup

License

Proprietary

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Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Company

Kong

What is best?

• Fully operated with a simple and easy to use restful API
• Add powerful functionality through Kong Plugins, in one command
• Kong runs anywhere, in containers, cloud or on-premise - in a single, hybrid or multi-datacenter setup

What are the benefits?

• Kong centralizes and unifies functionality into one place
• Build efficient distributed architectures ready to scale
• Expand functionality from one place with a simple command
• Your team is focused on the product, Kong does the REST

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Ease of use
7.6
7.6
Features & Functionality
7.6
7.6
Advanced Features
7.6
7.0
Integration
7.6
8.6
Performance
7.6
8.9
Customer Support
7.6
5.9
Implementation
5.5
Renew & Recommend
7.7
Bottom Line

Kong powers trillions of API transactions where technology companies, major banks, e-commerce innovators, and government agencies put Kong in front of their most important web workloads.

7.6
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7.4
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Kong is a most widely adopted open-source Microservice API gateway which makes securing, managing and orchestrating microservice APIs easier and faster than ever. Kong features Kong Community Edition which offers a blazingly fast open source microservice API gateway and Kong Enterprise Edition which is microservice API platform for large organizations.

Kong Community Edition offers features such as API & Microservices Gateway, Open-Source Plugins, Load Balancing, Service Discovery, Health Checks and Community Support. Kong Enterprise Edition offers features such as Powerful One-Click Operations, Manage Kong Cluster, Manage Kong Plugins, Manage APIs, Manage Consumers, Admin RBAC, Open ID Connect, Oauth 2.0 Introspection.

Interactive API Documentation, Developer Management, Flexible Customization, Import API Documentation, Data Backup, Real-Time Monitoring, Real-Time Data Visualization, API and Consumer Activity, Cache Utilization, Quota Metering, High Availability Rate Limiting, Advanced Service Routing, Edge Caching, Request Collapsing, Professional Support 24x7x365, Kong Success Engineer, Onsite Solution Architects, Migration Assistance and Custom Plugins.

Kong is built on top of NGINX so it can be fully operated with a simple and easy to use RESTful API. Tweaking the Nginx configuration is an essential part of setting up Kong instances since it allows the user to optimize its performance for the user’s infrastructure, or embed Kong in an already running OpenResty instance.

The user can put services behind Kong and add powerful functionality through Kong Plugins, in one command. Kong is available to install in multiple operating environments like docker, kubernetes, dc/os, amazon linux, centos, redhat, debian, Ubuntu, os x, awsmarketplace, aws cloudformation, Google cloud platform, vagrant and source.

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