We performed a comparison between Amazon API Gateway and Kong Enterprise based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two API Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The solution is a managed service and requires minimal configuration, which makes it easy to launch an API."
"All information and data needs to be sanitized before it enters a private domain and we use this solution to do this."
"The solution is stable."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"t is easy for integrations if it is deployed in AWS Services."
"It allows us to expose our APIs and provides tools for managing them."
"The most valuable feature is it has lots of integration."
"It provides the flexibility to configure, switch, and manage configurations through cloud permissions or performance settings."
"The route limiting feature is very valuable."
"I like everything about it. It provides the security we need."
"Protocol transformation is the most valuable feature of Kong Enterprise."
"The most valuable features of Kong Enterprise are the out-of-the-box open source easy functionality."
"The most valuable feature of the solution stems from the fact that it seamlessly supports a vast number of tools."
"There are a few features that I like about Kong when it comes to authentication and authorization. Specifically, being able to use Kong for role-based access control (RBAC), and then further being able to integrate the RBAC mechanism with our enterprise directory, was very useful."
"The solution provides good performance."
"We use the solution for load-balancing, caching, and rate-limiting APIs."
"Amazon API Gateway is not as complete as Apigee and needs to be improved by adding more features to become a more robust application."
"Its support for SAM integration could be made more accessible."
"Amazon API Gateway can improve the user interface in some areas it could be more polished."
"When it comes to DDoS protection, I would like to see that become available at the API Gateway level."
"Its performance and scalability could be better compared to one of its competitors."
"The solution could improve signature validation."
"The pricing could be improved. In cases where customers require real-time sync or real-time calling groups with IoT, the volume of data and time lag become a concern."
"API Gateway lacks some governance features that MuleSoft offers, and there are additional features that could make it even better."
"The solution should include policy features that are available in other solutions like MuleSoft API manager but missing in Kong Enterprise."
"We would like to see an automatic data API when we have a table in the database."
"Kong Enterprise can improve the customization to be able to do the integration properly."
"Kong Enterprise fails to provide live tracing of the APIs, which is possible nowadays."
"The developer portal needs to be improved."
"Kong is meant for north-south communications, so it will be interesting to see what solutions they can come up with in the realms of east-west communications, service-to-service communications, and Zero Trust architecture. I believe that if they can provide for these areas, then they will be able to solve the overall integration and security concerns for microservices architecture in general."
"We are facing issues with the solution's features like reports and traffic analysis."
"It becomes difficult if you try to scale it up to multiple clusters."
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a "front door" for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.
Kong delivers a next generation API platform built for modern architectures. With a lightnight-fast, lightweight, and flexible core, Kong delivers sub-millisecond latency across all your services. Kong's is deployment-, vendor-, and pattern-agnostic, allowing you to run your services how you want, where you want, and with who you want - from baremetal to cloud, monolith to microservices, service mesh, and beyond.
Amazon API Gateway is ranked 3rd in API Management with 16 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 9th in API Management with 8 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.6, while Kong Enterprise is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "Easy initial setup and highly stable solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Provides role-based access control and can be easily customized with Lua script". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, WSO2 API Manager and Layer7 API Management, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager, Apigee and Layer7 API Management. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. Kong Enterprise report.
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