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Description

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.

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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Cons

What are the cons of using Kong?
No Cons submitted yet for Kong
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What are the cons of using Charles?
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What are the cons of using Tyk Cloud?
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Pricing

How much does Kong cost?
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Companies

What companies use Kong?
35 companies on StackShare use Kong
What companies use Charles?
13 companies on StackShare use Charles
What companies use Tyk Cloud?
3 companies on StackShare use Tyk Cloud

Integrations

What tools integrate with Kong?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Kong
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What tools integrate with Tyk Cloud?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Tyk Cloud

What are some alternatives to Kong, Charles, and Tyk Cloud?

  • 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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