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

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"You can set up workflows and write limited pieces of logic."

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

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"We ran it for a while, but then we decided to move away from Tyk, because Tyk's cloud version, the SaaS version, has a significant limitation of limited flexibility, so you can't program very much."

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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 had a free version, which suited many of our needs, but not all, but we were happy to go ahead with the licensed version as well, which is the paid version."
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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:I like everything about it. It provides the security we need.
    Top Answer:The price is reasonable compared to that of alternative solutions. Everyone should conduct a CBA based on his requirements in order to choose the right solution for his organization.
    Top Answer:You can set up workflows and write limited pieces of logic.
    Top Answer:It had a free version, which suited many of our needs, but not all, but we were happy to go ahead with the licensed version as well, which is the paid version. We are required to pay a licensing fee… more »
    Top Answer:We ran it for a while, but then we decided to move away from Tyk, because Tyk's cloud version, the SaaS version, has a significant limitation of limited flexibility, so you can't program very much. If… 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.

    Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast and scalable, an API management platform featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. Available in three flavours to best suit your architecture and governance. We offer full cloud or on-premises options, and the best of both worlds with our unique hybrid model. www.tyk.io
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    Sample Customers
    Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
    Trip Advisor, Juniper Networks, AT&T
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business14%
    Large Enterprise86%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Google, Microsoft, MuleSoft and others in API Management. Updated: June 2022.
    608,010 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Kong Enterprise is ranked 10th in API Management with 3 reviews while Tyk is ranked 22nd in API Management with 1 review. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.6, while Tyk is rated 6.0. 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 Tyk writes "Simple to install, has many features, but lacks support for multiple programming languages". Kong Enterprise is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Microsoft Azure API Management, WSO2 API Manager, Apigee and IBM DataPower Gateway, whereas Tyk is most compared with Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, WSO2 API Manager, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Microsoft Azure API Management.

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