Kong vs. Shields.io vs. API Umbrella

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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 Shields.io?

Legible & concise status badges for third-party codebase services.

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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What are some alternatives to Kong, Shields.io, and API Umbrella?

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

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