Kong vs Runscope vs Tyk Cloud

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Kong

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Runscope

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Tyk Cloud

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Decisions about Kong, Runscope, and Tyk Cloud
Prateek Mittal
Fullstack Engineer| Ruby | React JS | gRPC at Ex Bookmyshow | Furlenco | Shopmatic · | 4 upvotes · 133.8K views

Istio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn-keyIstio based on powerful Envoy whereas Kong based on Nginx. Istio is K8S native as well it's actively developed when k8s was successfully accepted with production-ready apps whereas Kong slowly migrated to start leveraging K8s. Istio has an inbuilt turn key solution with Rancher whereas Kong completely lacks here. Traffic distribution in Istio can be done via canary, a/b, shadowing, HTTP headers, ACL, whitelist whereas in Kong it's limited to canary, ACL, blue-green, proxy caching. Istio has amazing community support which is visible via Github stars or releases when comparing both.

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Pros of Kong
Pros of Runscope
Pros of Tyk Cloud
  • 36
    Easy to maintain
  • 30
    Easy to install
  • 23
    Flexible
  • 20
    Great performance
  • 5
    Api blueprint
  • 4
    Custom Plugins
  • 3
    Kubernetes-native
  • 2
    Agnostic
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    Documentation is clear
  • 1
    123
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    12
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  • 16
    Great features
  • 15
    Easy to use
  • 4
    Nicely priced
  • 4
    Free plan
  • 2
    No install needed - runs on cloud
  • 2
    Decent
  • 1
    Collections
  • 1
    Dead simple and useful. Excellent
  • 1
    Awesome customer support
  • 1
    Import scripts from sources including Postman
  • 1
    Shareable Collections
  • 1
    Global & Collection level variables
  • 1
    Graphical view of response times historically
  • 1
    Integrations - StatusPage, PagerDuty, HipChat, Victorop
  • 1
    Run tests from multiple locations across globe
  • 1
    Schedule test collections to auto-run at intervals
  • 1
    Auto Re-run failed scheduled tests before notifying
  • 1
    Makes developing REST APIs easy
  • 1
    History feature - call history and response history
  • 1
    Restrict access by teams
  • 1
    Fully featured without looking cluttered
  • 1
    Can save and share scripts
  • 8
    Full featured
  • 4
    Easy to install
  • 4
    Great Performance
  • 3
    Flexible
  • 1
    Good value
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Better Oauth integration

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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 Runscope?

Keep tabs on all aspects of your API's performance with uptime monitoring, integration testing, logging and real-time monitoring.

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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