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    KrakenD Alternatives

    KrakenD is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are eight alternatives to KrakenD for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Kong, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KrakenD are Tyk (Free, Open Source), WSO2 API Manager (Free, Open Source), Apigee (Freemium) and Mashape (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2020

    1. Kong is a 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.
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      • 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.


      • 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.
      • 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Free API Management Platform & Marketplace.
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    2. 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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      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      YAP OCR API - Ready-to-go APIs for recognizing, extracting, and validating data from different documents: 1. Invoice – collect accounting details at once. 2. Receipt – recognize payments data in seconds to boost reporting.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Mashery, the Leader in API Management, is the place for API-based business creation. Our guiding principles are trust, collaboration, and presence, in service of rapid, value-based business creation.
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