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Kong is described as 'scalable, open source API layer (also known as a API gateway, or API middleware). Kong runs in front of any RESTful API and is extended through plugins, which provide extra functionalities and services beyond the core platform' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Kong for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is KrakenD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kong are Tyk, Istio, apiman and WSO2 API Manager.

This page was last updated Jun 20, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

Kong is a scalable, open source API layer (also known as a API gateway, or API middleware). Kong runs in front of any...

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  1. KrakenD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Rackspace
    • Google Cloud Platform
    • Docker

    KrakenD is an ultra performant API Gateway with middlewares or it's also known as a Backend For Frontend as it sits between the client (frontend) and source servers (backends) offering a custom API that provides only the information that the UI needs.

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  2. Tyk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source API management platform featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. Available in 3 editions: cloud, on-prem, or hybrid.



  3. Istio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Istio is an open platform for providing a uniform way to integrate microservices, manage traffic flow across microservices, enforce policies and aggregate telemetry data.

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  4. apiman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    apiman is an open source API management layer that streamlines repetitive tasks often required when providing an API, such as implementing security, throttling and billing.

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  5. WSO2 API Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    WSO2 API Manager is a complete solution for designing and publishing APIs, creating and managing a developer community, and for securing and routing API traffic in a scalable way.



  6. Cilium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Kubernetes

    A microservices-based application is split into small independent services that communicate with each other via APIs using lightweight protocols like HTTP, gRPC, Kafka and more. However, existing Linux network security mechanisms (e.g.

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  7. Apigee

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Apigee is a free tools platform for developers and API providers to debug, test, protect and get analytics on APIs.

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  8. Apache APISIX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Apache APISIX is a dynamic, real-time, high-performance API gateway that provides rich traffic management features such as load balancing, dynamic upstream, canary release, circuit breaking, authentication, observability and more.

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    jjzhiyuan

    Apache APISIX is under the Apache Software Foundation, and it grows very fast because of its high quality and community powerful.

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    Baoyuan

    Apache APISIX is free and open-source software with almost the same functions as Kong, but with better performance than Kong.

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  9. SyncTree

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    SyncTree is Backend No-code Development solution that can solve large-scale API creation and development issues with minimal manpower and cost in a short time.

  10. Gravitee.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Gravitee.io is a flexible, lightweight and blazing-fast open source API Management solution that helps your organization control finely who, when and how users access your APIs.

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