Amazon API Gateway vs Apigility vs Kong

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Amazon API Gateway

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Apigility

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Kong

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Decisions about Amazon API Gateway, Apigility, and Kong
Prateek Mittal
Fullstack Engineer| Ruby | React JS | gRPC at Ex Bookmyshow | Furlenco | Shopmatic · | 4 upvotes · 220.5K views

Istio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn-keyIstio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn key solution with Rancher whereas Kong completely lacks here. Traffic distribution in Istio can be done via canary, a/b, shadowing, HTTP headers, ACL, whitelist whereas in Kong it's limited to canary, ACL, blue-green, proxy caching. Istio has amazing community support which is visible via Github stars or releases when comparing both.

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Pros of Amazon API Gateway
Pros of Apigility
Pros of Kong
  • 37
    AWS Integration
  • 5
    Websockets
  • 1
    Serverless
  • 1
    Follows Standards, Easy to Use, Design Patterns Used
  • 1
    Active dev community, full-featured, REST + RPC
  • 36
    Easy to maintain
  • 31
    Easy to install
  • 24
    Flexible
  • 20
    Great performance
  • 5
    Api blueprint
  • 4
    Custom Plugins
  • 3
    Kubernetes-native
  • 2
    Security
  • 2
    Agnostic
  • 1
    Load balancing
  • 1
    Documentation is clear
  • 1
    Has a good plugin infrastructure
  • 1
    Very customizable

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Cons of Amazon API Gateway
Cons of Apigility
Cons of Kong
  • 1
    Less expensive
  • 1
    No websocket broadcast
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