API Umbrella vs Kong vs Postman

API Umbrella
API Umbrella



- No public GitHub repository available -

What is API Umbrella?

API Umbrella is a proxy that sits in front of your APIs. It can seamlessly add common functionality like api keys, rate limiting, and analytics to any API.

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 Postman?

Postman is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose API Umbrella?
Why do developers choose Kong?
Why do developers choose Postman?
    Be the first to leave a pro
    What are the cons of using API Umbrella?
    What are the cons of using Kong?
    What are the cons of using Postman?
      Be the first to leave a con
        Be the first to leave a con
        What companies use API Umbrella?
        What companies use Kong?
        What companies use Postman?
        What are some alternatives to API Umbrella, Kong, and Postman?
        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.
        Insomnia REST Client
        Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.
        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.
        Keep tabs on all aspects of your API's performance with uptime monitoring, integration testing, logging and real-time monitoring.
        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.
        See all alternatives
        What tools integrate with API Umbrella?
        What tools integrate with Kong?
        What tools integrate with Postman?
          No integrations found
          Decisions about API Umbrella, Kong, and Postman
          No stack decisions found
          Interest over time
          Reviews of API Umbrella, Kong, and Postman
          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.

          Avatar of sergiotapia
          Senior Software Engineer
          Review ofPostmanPostman

          If you're building an API service, this Chrome extension is a must-have. It'll let you ping your endpoints using a nice clean UI that's built right into Chrome. You can also share your previous requests - a simple way to 'document' your API if you're short on time.

          Avatar of DaneLyons
          Review ofPostmanPostman

          If someone is having trouble shipping data to the Knowtify API, I almost always share my postman collection. Working through the issue from there is typically pretty easy.

          Avatar of jgentes
          Founder of StartupCommunity.org at The Social Business
          Review ofPostmanPostman

          Not much to say, it's the best free tool out there for testing APIs. Get it.

          How developers use API Umbrella, Kong, and Postman
          Avatar of shridhardalavi
          shridhardalavi uses PostmanPostman

          Postman is a powerful tool for performing integration testing with your API. It allows for repeatable, reliable tests that can be automated and used in a variety of environments and includes useful tools for persisting data and simulating how a user might actually be interacting with the system

          Avatar of Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
          Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses PostmanPostman

          We use Postman in conjunction with our universal REST-API "JCVortex". Postman makes testing edge-cases hassle-free and lets testing look easy. Postman was also a great help to explore the Mojang-API, that we are dependent on, because it is the central repository for minecraft-account-data.

          Avatar of Rashid Muhammad
          Rashid Muhammad uses PostmanPostman

          I use it for testing my Web Api. It's a easy tool for interacting with a RESTFul API and provides great tools for organizing requests. The Newman tool is great for allowing your tests to run in a CI/CD pipeline.

          Avatar of Xpertz
          Xpertz uses PostmanPostman

          Used to test API endpoints and monitor API which also acts as an API heartbeat to keep functions alive in Google Cloud in order to avoid timeout responses to Slack.

          Avatar of David Flynn
          David Flynn uses PostmanPostman

          We use Postman for all our API testing. Postman is invaluable. We would like to have a team licence so that we can use shared work spaces and test collections.

          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

          Avatar of APICrafter
          APICrafter uses KongKong

          Easy to use

          How much does API Umbrella cost?
          How much does Kong cost?
          How much does Postman cost?
          Pricing unavailable
          News about API Umbrella
          More news