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Find out what your peers are saying about Kong Enterprise vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support.""In our buying companies' perspective, it was easier to use compared to other platforms. The markets were pretty familiar with the solutions.""Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that."

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"The Azure Active Directory Synchronization is quite good.""This solution is very flexible, and it's very compatible with the other Azure products.""Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services""The ease of use of the solution is excellent.""Most of the features are valuable to me.""The most valuable feature is the developer portal, which has source code examples in various programming languages to help developers learn the API.""It's very well integrated with the Azure environment.""The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges."

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Cons
"They could focus more on pricing.""There should be an easier way to integrate with other solutions, even though it's the same API solution layer. Comparability will be a good improvement.""Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others."

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"I could that the UI could be improved.""Technical support could be more flexible and try to meet the client's needs a bit more effectively.""They're trying to implement versioning and trying to be able to manage different versions of your API all at the same time, but they're not doing that just quite right yet.""There is always room for improvement. There should be more analytics abilities so you can know how much traffic there is. Log Analyzer isn't well integrated with this solution.""The user interface needs improvement.""They should improve the inbuilt policies that they have and that should properly create a deployment architecture as well.""Other products have more customization options.""Sometimes when immediate support is required, it isn't available."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing fees are paid yearly."
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  • "It's being paid monthly."
  • "Based on the resources that we are leveraging, the price we are paying to use this solution is slightly higher than other competitors. In a few cases, it has its own advantage in some resources."
  • "Since this is a cloud-based solution you have to abide by those financial limits, this creates some different challenges compared to other solutions."
  • "The licensing fees are expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable compared to others."
  • "Since everyone is isocentric here, it is reasonable for me."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager was designed with its users in mind. Though it is a reasonably complex piece of software, it is easy to install and upgrade. While there are different things that one… more »
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    Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support.
    Top Answer: 
    Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others. The licensing fees are paid yearly.
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    Apigee offers both cloud-based and on-prem options while Microsoft Azure API Management currently only offers a cloud-based solution. Both solutions are easy to use. Apigee allows for the… more »
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    If you use Azure products, API Management is a great solution. It solves many of the problems of externalizing web services. For example, when you need versioning, establish a developer portal and… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges.
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    8.3
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    Also Known As
    Azure API Management, MS Azure API Management
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    Overview

    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 ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.
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    Sample Customers
    Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
    adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    REVIEWERS
    University9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Translation And Localization Position9%
    Wellness & Fitness Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Kong Enterprise vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Kong Enterprise is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 19 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Developers and Architects favourite, great for initial adaptors, companies scaling up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to use API management with a platform that allows customers to register themselves". Kong Enterprise is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway and Layer7 API Management, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager. See our Kong Enterprise vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.

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