March 21, 2022
3 min read

Kong helps TBC Bank improve their API ecosystem

Giorgi Gurashvili

TBC Bank is a technology-driven company in Georgia. We are happy to announce that we have chosen Kong to improve our API ecosystem and leverage its technological resources, expertise and international footprint to further simplify the daily lives of our users.

TBC wanted to partner with a company that, in addition to providing the technology platform required to publish APIs in our bank, would also offer a strategy for developing and implementing API management principles.

Under the agreement between TBC and Kong, Kong will offer us the API Gateway platform. In addition, Kong will provide consulting services in migration on the new platform and will be actively involved in the API-ecosystem improvement and staff training process.

At TBC, the customer is the central pillar of all our activities, which is foundational to why we chose to work with a highly experienced industry player such as Kong. When reviewing the common challenges faced at TBC, our leadership decided on the strategic partnership with Kong as a strong global partner to further benefit customers.

While identifying the challenges we face and finding ways to overcome them, we realized that the ideal solution would be best met by an API-management company. We started looking for such a company that, in addition to accessing the developer portal, would provide API gateway and API lifecycle management services with extended automation and analytics capabilities. As we explored the technology market, we realized that we needed an experienced international partner who could provide us with a high level of service on a consistent basis.

Based on a scrupulous study of the global technology market, it was decided that Kong could provide the best service for TBC developers. Kong is an API management platform that is distinguished by its simplicity and customer-friendly functionality. Before choosing a company, along with other aspects covered by the review, we created a list of functional solutions that the selected company had to comply with. Later, we adapted these requirements to the products on the market and decided that Kong was the company that would provide the most efficient service to us.

Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong's service connectivity platform enables digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures, including microservices, serverless and service mesh.

By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications.

Kong supports all TBC customer-oriented decisions. The technological solutions that Kong implements to simplify the day-to-day operations are aimed at increasing the efficiency of our employees. At its core, the introduction of the Kong platform is part of TBC's technological transformation.

We believe the Kong platform will enable TBC teams to manage their own API products independently of others, in a completely decentralized manner, and thus create an even more effective product. Ultimately, the goal of this initiative is to introduce the concept of "API as a product" to the market and to make it as popular as possible.

Based on the partnership between TBC and Kong, TBC's digital service delivery mechanisms will be further refined, which will change the life of the company's developers and customers for the better. The Kongplatform is an important tool both for TBC to offer the best experience to the company's customers, as well as to minimize the time required to launch new products.

We believe that by improving the API ecosystem, we will increase the efficiency of our developers, which will have a positive impact on banking products and services.

It is safe to say that in this new partnership with Kong, TBC has introduced another global company in Georgia, which, along with the development of the country's technological ecosystem and improving Georgia's international image, will increase the efficiency of TBC developers and simplify the daily life of the company's customers.