Kong vs. Restlet Studio vs. API Umbrella



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Description

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 Restlet Studio?

Packaged as a Chrome extension and accessible from any modern web browser, Restlet Studio instantly provides to any developer powerful API crafting capabilities. Through an intuitive interface, developers can visually define all the elements of a web API, and automatically generate the client SDK and server skeleton of their API.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Kong?
Why do you like Kong?

Why do developers choose Restlet Studio?
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Why do developers choose API Umbrella?
Why do you like API Umbrella?

Cons

What are the cons of using Kong?
No Cons submitted yet for Kong
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What are the cons of using Restlet Studio?
No Cons submitted yet for Restlet Studio
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What are the cons of using API Umbrella?
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Pricing

How much does Kong cost?
How much does Restlet Studio cost?
How much does API Umbrella cost?

Companies

What companies use Kong?
60 companies on StackShare use Kong
What companies use Restlet Studio?
5 companies on StackShare use Restlet Studio
What companies use API Umbrella?
1 companies on StackShare use API Umbrella

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kong?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
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What are some alternatives to Kong, Restlet Studio, and API Umbrella?

  • Istio - Open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices, by Google, IBM, and Lyft
  • linkerd - Twitter-Style Operability for Microservices
  • seneca - A Micro-Services toolkit for Node.js
  • Micro - A microservice toolkit

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