We performed a comparison between Kong Enterprise and Microsoft Azure API Management 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.
"I like everything about it. It provides the security we need."
"The solution provides good performance."
"The most valuable features of Kong Enterprise are the out-of-the-box open source easy functionality."
"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 route limiting feature is very valuable."
"We use the solution for load-balancing, caching, and rate-limiting APIs."
"Protocol transformation is the most valuable feature of Kong Enterprise."
"The most valuable feature of the solution stems from the fact that it seamlessly supports a vast number of tools."
"We're very satisfied with Azure API Management. We've had no issues with bugs, everything runs smoothly, and the connection between the cloud and the on-premise infrastructure was good."
"The mediation and translation from SOAP to REST technology makes it possible to open up legacy systems that couldn't be opened before."
"Azure API is scalable."
"We use Microsoft due to the stability of the company."
"Azure APIM's best features are its straightforward access management (it's a single point of access for all monitoring and logging and for policy implementation) and its integration with the Azure Cloud infrastructure."
"I like the API Management functions."
"I like that security features can be integrated with API Management. I also like that you can perform rate-limiting and throttling functions."
"The UI management is very easy to use."
"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."
"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."
"It becomes difficult if you try to scale it up to multiple clusters."
"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."
"We are facing issues with the solution's features like reports and traffic analysis."
"The developer portal needs to be improved."
"Azure is our most expensive resource; it's costly."
"It should be easier to integrate."
"I would like to see more security features become available."
"I would like to see more integration with other platforms, as well as increased security."
"Some of the DevOps stuff could be easier to work with. The migration paths are a little complicated, and moving code around could be more seamless. There should be less manual migration when several teams work together to publish code to the DevOps."
"The product needs to introduce a developer portal."
"The scalability of this solution could be improved. The volume which the API Management task service can handle needs to be improved. Cost wise, this solution could be optimized."
"I rate the technical support from Microsoft Azure API Management a four out of five."
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.
Microsoft Azure API Management is a reliable and scalable way to publish, consume, and manage APIs running on an Microsoft Azure platform. Azure API Management provides all essential tools required for end-to-end management of APIs. It ensures optimal performance of the APIs by tracking and enforcing usage and authentication.
Microsoft Azure API Management is primarily used to provide a central interface to create, provision, and manage APIs for web and cloud applications and services. Today's innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. With Microsoft Azure API Management, businesses can streamline their work across hybrid and multi cloud environments with a unified place to manage all their APIs.
Microsoft Azure API Management Features
Microsoft Azure API Management has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Microsoft Azure API Management Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Microsoft Azure API Management. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft Azure API Management stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its DevOps integration, its easy setup, and its dynamic pricing. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Cecil S., a Software Engineer, writes of the solution, “The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure API Management is the developer portal because it's very quick and easy to get something published."
Dmitri E., an Integration Architect at MiBanco, notes, “In particular, in API Management, used as front-end APIs, it's easy to manage. We use Microsoft due to the stability of the company. It is easy to set up. The solution is scalable. It is stable as a product as well.”
Kong Enterprise is ranked 9th in API Management with 8 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 1st in API Management with 39 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Provides role-based access control and can be easily customized with Lua script". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to set up with good access control but support could be better". Kong Enterprise is most compared with MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, WSO2 API Manager, Apigee and Layer7 API Management, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager. See our Kong Enterprise vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.
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