Amazon API Gateway vs. Kong vs. Charles

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Description

What is Amazon API Gateway?

Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.

What is Kong?

Kong was created to secure, manage and extend Microservices & APIs. Kong is powered by the battle-tested tech of NGINX and Cassandra with a focus on scalability, high performance & reliability. Kong runs in production at Mashape handling billions of requests to over ten thousand APIs.

What is Charles?

Charles is a web proxy (HTTP Proxy / HTTP Monitor) that runs on your own computer. Your web browser (or any other Internet application) is then configured to access the Internet through Charles, and Charles is then able to record and display for you all of the data that is sent and received.

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Companies

123 Companies Using Amazon API Gateway
33 Companies Using Kong
13 Companies Using Charles

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What are some alternatives to Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Charles?

  • Postman - Postman is the most efficient way to test, develop and document APIs. Now available on Mac too!
  • Runscope - API Performance Monitoring
  • Paw - The ultimate REST client for Mac
  • Insomnia REST Client - The most intuitive cross-platform REST API Client 😴

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