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Kong Enterprise vs. SwaggerHub
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"Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that.""Kong Enterprise has excellent plugin support.""I like everything about it. It provides the security we need."

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"Code generation is one of the important features of SwaggerHub. We design our API, and we can generate a very rich codebase and add to it. The code generation feature is very valuable.""The scalability is endless.""The most valuable features are the collaboration between multiple teams and the control and distribution of specifications.""It is quite a useful tool. It is quite good with the validation of the spec. It works quite well in terms of errors and conformity to the OpenAPI standard. It is better than Visual Studio Code in terms of editing."

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"We would like to see an automatic data API when we have a table in the database.""Because it is open-source, it should be less expensive than others.""They could focus more on pricing."

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"SwaggerHub could be improved with better integration for tools.""More integration and usability with the cloud microservices would be nice""The review process should be improved. There seem to be some gaps, at least for us, for the editing part because we would like to have a full request review mechanism. They support some comments, but it is really hard to manage those comments. We would like to use the full request. Therefore, we are now looking to integrate with repositories. It has integration with Bitbucket and GitHub, but we have some internal constraints, and we need to move some of the repositories to GitHub. Our source code is on-premise in Bitbucket, and it was a bit of a problem for us to integrate. Now we are transitioning our repositories to GitHub, and hopefully, we can enable the integration. This will probably solve the problem with the review and approval. Its customization should also be improved. There are limitations around the support for the developer portal. There should be more customization options for the website that you can use as a developer portal. Currently, it has only Swagger UI with minimal customization. You cannot actually add additional pages and documentation for explaining concepts and general things. That's why we have started to look around to see what other tools are doing. They should also allow tagging on the API. We would like to add some tagging on the API to reflect certain things. Currently, any metadata that you would like to have has to be a part of the spec. You cannot do anything else. It should also have support for Open API 3.1, which was released at the beginning of the year. It would be great to be able to switch to that.""SwaggerHub lacks in terms of integrations. They have APIs integrated, and they also have some connectors, but they don't have integration with many of the things that we use. For example, for connecting with SVN, we had to implement external scripts. So, they should work on the integration because currently, we have to work on the integration with our DevOps, continuous delivery, or continuous deployment. It would be great if these integrations are built-in. Mainly, we would like it to integrate with SVN and Jira."

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  • "The licensing fees are paid yearly."
  • "The price is really reasonable compared to that of alternative solutions."
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  • "It has a yearly subscription, but I am not sure."
  • "The management considers it a bit expensive. At first, we wanted to purchase a license for 100 users, but we went for a license for only 15 users. Its cost is $10,220 per year."
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    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 quite a useful tool. It is quite good with the validation of the spec. It works quite well in terms of errors and conformity to the OpenAPI standard. It is better than Visual Studio Code in… more »
    Top Answer:The review process should be improved. There seem to be some gaps, at least for us, for the editing part because we would like to have a full request review mechanism. They support some comments, but… more »
    Top Answer:We hope to use it for the design of the API and for the entry point of the documentation to help the consumers of the API in understanding the API and specifications.
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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.

    SwaggerHub is an integrated API Development platform, built for teams, that brings the core capabilities of the Swagger framework to design, build, document and deploy APIs. SwaggerHub enables development teams to collaborate and coordinate the entire lifecycle of an API with the flexibility to integrate with the toolset of your choice.

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    Sample Customers
    Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
    Sonic, Zuora, Woolworths, CrowdFlower
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Retailer4%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government6%
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    Small Business14%
    Large Enterprise86%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Kong Enterprise vs. SwaggerHub
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Kong Enterprise vs. SwaggerHub and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kong Enterprise is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews while SwaggerHub is ranked 12th in API Management with 4 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.6, while SwaggerHub is rated 8.2. 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 SwaggerHub writes "Generates a very rich codebase for our APIs, has comprehensive documentation, and is great for collaboration". Kong Enterprise is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, WSO2 API Manager, Amazon API Gateway and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, whereas SwaggerHub is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, Apiary and IBM API Connect. See our Kong Enterprise vs. SwaggerHub report.

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