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We performed a comparison between Kong Enterprise and OpenLegacy 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Kong Enterprise vs. OpenLegacy Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support.""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.""I like everything about it. It provides the security we need.""The most valuable features of Kong Enterprise are the out-of-the-box open source easy functionality."

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"It is possible to connect a service to a mainframe program or back transaction in a matter of minutes or hours at the most.""The biggest advantage of OpenLegacy was how simple the technology was. We were able to build out the OpenLegacy parts very quickly. We put together a couple hundred APIs in six months."

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"Kong Enterprise can improve the customization to be able to do the integration properly.""Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others.""It becomes difficult if you try to scale it up to multiple clusters.""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 would like to see an automatic data API when we have a table in the database."

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"The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America.""I'd like to see OpenLegacy develop its low-code/no-code (LCNC) solutions. They've expanded somewhat their horizons for integration beyond mainframe CICS, which is their sweet spot. They have some tooling in that area, but it's not as good as it needs to be."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing fees are paid yearly."
  • "The price is really reasonable compared to that of alternative solutions."
  • "There are many factors that influence the price of Kong Enterprise, such as scale, licenses, and usage."
  • "I don't have any information on licensing costs currently."
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  • "The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America."
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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 »
    Top Answer:Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that.
    Top Answer:Kong has a huge community and lot of open source implementations and satisfied users. The motivation to move to Enterprise edition is still license and cost based. Kong can look at different options… more »
    Top Answer:It is possible to connect a service to a mainframe program or back transaction in a matter of minutes or hours at the most.
    Top Answer:The pricing of the solution could be more flexible and allow for once-off payment versus annual licensing. This would be more appealing to companies in Latin America.
    Top Answer:We are a finance business and this solution is a development platform which has allowed us to create integrations and build solutions quickly. We use it to create the Springboard artifacts with logic… more »
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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.

    OpenLegacy helps organizations quickly launch innovative digital services by extending their core back-end systems to the web, mobile and cloud in days or weeks versus months. Our microservice-enabled API integration and management software quickly reduces project backlog by automating and accelerating microservices and API creation, deployment, testing and management from core applications, mainframes and databases. Together, business and IT teams can quickly, easily and securely meet consumer, partner or employee demands for digital services without modernizing or replacing core systems, and without special programming skills or invasive changes to existing systems and architectures. OpenLegacy is designed for ongoing management of microservices APIs and is based on open standards, so our software plays nice with your current technology stack and supports agile, DevOps and continuous development. Learn why leading companies choose OpenLegacy at www.openlegacy.com.

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    Sample Customers
    Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
    Many of openLegacy's global customers are among the Global 100 companies. Review case studies in these industries: Agriculture, Airport Authority, Automotive, Auto, Finance, Insurance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retailwww.openlegacy.com/case-studie...
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Insurance Company25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Insurance Company9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business18%
    Large Enterprise82%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Kong Enterprise vs. OpenLegacy
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Kong Enterprise vs. OpenLegacy and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kong Enterprise is ranked 9th in API Management with 5 reviews while OpenLegacy is ranked 20th in API Management with 2 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.4, while OpenLegacy is rated 7.6. 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 OpenLegacy writes "The biggest advantage is how simple the technology was". Kong Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, WSO2 API Manager and Apigee, whereas OpenLegacy is most compared with MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect, Apigee and Layer7 API Management. See our Kong Enterprise vs. OpenLegacy report.

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