API and Microservice Management Benchmark

Evaluating the performance of Kong Enterprise, Apigee Edge and Apigee Edge Microgateway

The benchmark test by Gigaom was designed to simulate significant transaction loads for companies that rely heavily on APIs and require high-performance, high-availability from their API gateway.

  • Latency: Kong delivered up to 200 times lower latency compared to Apigee
  • Reliability: Kong returned up to 15 times higher throughputs for 100% of requests with an HTTP 200 OK response
  • Cost: Kong processed similar maximum throughputs than Apigee Edge Microgateway with HW configurations of 1 node with 2 cores and 5.25GB Ram compared to 1 node with 8 cores and 32GB Ram
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