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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 is a scalable, open source API Layer (also known as an API Gateway, or API Middleware). Kong controls layer 4 and 7 traffic and is extended through Plugins, which provide extra functionality and services beyond the core platform.

What is Tyk Cloud?

Tyk is a lightweight, open source API Gateway and enables you to control who accesses your API, when they access it and how they access it. Tyk will also record detailed analytics on how your users are interacting with your API and when things go wrong.
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        What are some alternatives to Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Tyk Cloud?
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        Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.
        Runscope
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        Decisions about Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Tyk Cloud
        Kong
        Kong

        I use Kong because it reliably proxies traffic quickly with an assortment of pluggable features. The engineers behind the product are of the highest quality. The Company has cultivated the largest active open source community of any API gateway. They generally squash bugs in hours or days not weeks/months. Company engineers help community members through social avenues as well as supporting large enterprise. They heavily value their product and individuals as opposed to just solely growing enterprise license fees.

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        Tyk Cloud
        Tyk Cloud
        Kong
        Kong
        ExpressJS
        ExpressJS
        Express Gateway
        Express Gateway
        #Gateway
        #OAuth2
        #JWT
        #APIs
        Problem/Challenge

        We needed a lightweight and completely customizable #microservices #gateway to be able to generate #JWT and introspect #OAuth2 tokens as well. The #gateway was going to front all #APIs for our single page web app as well as externalized #APIs for our partners.

        Contenders

        We looked at Tyk Cloud and Kong. Kong's plugins are all Lua based and its core is NGINX and OpenResty. Although it's open source, it's not the greatest platform to be able to customize. On top of that enterprise features are paid and expensive. Tyk is Go and the nomenclature used within Tyk like "sessions" was bizarre, and again enterprise features were paid.

        Decision

        We ultimately decided to roll our own using ExpressJS into Express Gateway because the use case for using ExpressJS as an #API #gateway was tried and true, in fact - all the enterprise features that the other two charge for #OAuth2 introspection etc were freely available within ExpressJS middleware.

        Outcome

        We opened source Express Gateway with a core set of plugins and the community started writing their own and could quickly do so by rolling lots of ExpressJS middleware into Express Gateway

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        Reviews of Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Tyk Cloud
        Review ofKongKong

        We're a small startup in San Francisco (team of 18 people). After spending lots of time building our core technology, it was time to bring it to life and deploy with several very large customers (500+ API requests/customer/minute).

        We looked for a solid API management solution that would allow for easy authentication, quick installation and great logging features (requests and responses). After looking at various (very) expensive solutions out there, we ran into Kong.

        After testing it for a few days, we deployed quickly to production to serve the needs of our customers. 3 weeks in, our experience has been great. Highly recommended to anyone who's looking for API management solutions.

        P.s. Scored "Reliability" as "OK" for now with lack of data. Will definitely update once we've had Kong in production for a longer period of time.

        How developers use Amazon API Gateway, Kong, and Tyk Cloud
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        Simple Merchant uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        API Gateway in conjunction with Lambda has allowed us to become 'serverless'. We have a number of API endpoints that range from simple CRUD operations, through to triggering chains of complex background jobs. Like Lambda, this service has released us from getting bogged down in infrastructure management, freeing up huge amounts of time to focus on solving business problems.

        Avatar of IndiTip
        IndiTip uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        It provides me with POST endpoints; I don't run servers and some third-party services need to POST data to my application.

        Avatar of Vincent Vermersch
        Vincent Vermersch uses KongKong

        And if developper can also code the load balancer ? Add plugin, dynamically change backend, Kong give this versatility

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        Patty R uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        Triggers the Lambda function from a GitHub WebHook push into https://github.com/smyleeface/smylee_hugo_site.

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        Secumail uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        Excellent API Gateway, some quirks but most are being addressed over time, easy integration with Lambda

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        Luca Bianchi uses Amazon API GatewayAmazon API Gateway

        Fast, predictable and reliable API deployment

        Avatar of Datacoon
        Datacoon uses KongKong

        Easy to use

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