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Kong Enterprise

By Kong Inc.

Certified enterprise ready

A Service Control Platform that enables organizations to transition to microservices and manage the full lifecycle of services and APIs.

*Requires OpenShift to install

Software version

Kong Enterprise 2020

Kong Enterprise provides a Service Control Platform that enables organizations to transition to microservices; as well as allow its customers to manage the full lifecycle of services and APIs. When deployed with OpenShift 4, Kong customers can apply traffic policies via declarative configurations, automate deployments, and manage container based applications running on its cloud platform.

Optimize Performance

Accelerate your applications. Achieve sub-millisecond latency for virtually all requests. Scale to demand.

Streamline Development

Stop wasting time with redundant coding tasks, and start using plugins. Easily test deployments to reduce risk.

Increase Governance

Take ownership of your infrastructure. Proactively find and address issues in real-time. Increase compliance with internal and industry standards.

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Reviews

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  • A

    Anonymous

    Review source: Organic
    Review source: Organic
    (0)Nov 21, 2017

    "API Gateway for Lua Developers"

    What do you like best?

    Kong is wonderful if you enjoy Lua with Openresty and look to have an sll-in-one solution for API implementation and management. Lua is not as popular as it should be, but Openresty has proven performance and a strong community. For developers using either (likely both) technology, Kong is exciting and fun to implement. Documentation is also spectacular. Many of the tools within their ecosystem is open source, and usage is free for smaller use cases. They are one of the biggest sponsors of Openresty, so the developer community is pretty active as well.

    What do you dislike?

    While Kong is great for implementation of API's, a more manual implementation using serverless is usually the path most devs go for. Kong's use case is a bit too specific to bring over most modern microservice devs to the table. This really limits Kong to just large enterprise contracts which likely do not have as large of a consumer base due to the usage of Lua.

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    serverless will be easier to hire developers for if you are looking for long-term implementations.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    I found Kong looking for active products implementing Openresty. I assume 90% of kong's customers also do the same.

  • HP

    Harmohan P.

    Sr. ABAP Developer | Independent Equity Trader

    Review source: Organic
    Review source: Organic
    (0)Jun 11, 2017

    "Best API Management Solution"

    What do you like best?

    API management, with REST interface. Plugin oriented architecture means it is easily extensible. Huge support from open source community.

    What do you dislike?

    Have not encountered any problems yet with offering. If anything Kong is updated at very fast pace and that requires constantly trying to keep up with new release, If Kong Nodes are properly setup on docker containers behind Load Balancer like F5 then it becomes easy task.

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    Absolutely the best solution out there. Tried several other offerings like Tyk, WSO, IBM, SAP API Management, API umbrella, AWS, Fusio, Apigee, ApiAxle etc before picking Kong

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    API Management. Logging, Analytics, Monitoring and Alerts. Supports several Authentication protocols. Plugin architecture means easily extensible and several options for any tasks for example for logging, you can use loggly/Galileo/Httpd(Elastic search)/Statsd(Graphite-Grafana)/Syslog etc. Huge support from open source community.

  • NH

    Nazar H.

    Senior Software Architect at Coeus Solutions GmbH

    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2
    Verified Current User
    Review source: Invitation from G2
    (0)Mar 26, 2016

    "Kong - API Gateway"

    What do you like best?

    1. Plugin based Architecture help to extend faster 2. Build on top of Nginx prove it to be satble in production 3. Lua Scripting Language make it easy to understand write code for Kong 4. Quick support community on Slack

    What do you dislike?

    1. Lack of a Official UI or Administration Panel 2. Lack of built-in analytics at small scale 3. Lack of policies structure to be applied to multiple consumers 4. Non Cassandra DB support

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    Must consider evaluating its available UIs or admin interfaces before going live. Since in live environment, you can't actually go to your notes and look for curl commands.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    We needed to publish our REST APIs to our partners and later utilize same APIs to be consumed for our mobile products. So we need to implant an API gateway which helps us to stream line our APIs development to deployment process. With kong we can avoid writing lot of similar code on each API, like rate limiting and logging.

  • YG

    Yoanis G.

    Software Developer / DevOps

    Review source: Invitation from G2
    Review source: Invitation from G2
    (0)Mar 04, 2016

    "Excellent OpenSource API Gateway"

    What do you like best?

    The project is very well documented. I like the fact that Mashape released the API as an Open Source product some other could benefit from it. It's also a very valuable addition to the API ecosystem.

    What do you dislike?

    Kong lacks a User Interface which I think might speed up the process of getting familiar with Kong. It will makes sense far more intuitive.

    Recommendations to others considering the product:

    You should consider evaluating other API Gateway solutions (like Tyk) before moving ahead with Kong. Also keep in mind that should you ever need to develop a plugin of your own, it needs to be implemented in LUA.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    We were looking for an API Gateway solution which provided: - Flexibility (we have more than two sources of users) - Performance

  • JY

    John Y.

    Accountant at City of Baltimore

    Review source: Invitation from G2
    Review source: Invitation from G2
    (0)Jan 04, 2018

    "Mashape's Kong API cloud support is great."

    What do you like best?

    I love the versatility of Kong. It pretty much will run on any platform and the price point from my understanding isn't that much as well. Great for all types of businesses.

    What do you dislike?

    It is good for small APIs but the moment I tried to connect to a big one, it immediately started blocking.

    What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

    It manages multiple APIs at a very efficient way. I like the userface.