Kong vs Apigee

446x Faster & 31x Higher Throughput

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    “Kong came out a clear winner”
    2022 API and Microservices Benchmark Report


    * GigaOm API Management Benchmark 2022

    “Kong came out a clear winner”
    2022 API and Microservices Benchmark Report

    Kong vs Apigee: A Head-to-Head Comparison

    Capabilities

    Kong

    Apigee

    Ultra-Low Latency
    1.4 Milliseconds
    625.5 Milliseconds
    High Throughput
    54,250 TPS
    1,750 TPS
    Architectural Freedom
    Choose the best platform, protocol and cloud services
    Poor support for multi-cloud, multiple protocols, and multiple platforms without significant customization
    Kubernetes Native API Management
    Legacy bolt-on approach with many moving parts
    Simple and Modular Architecture
    Simple plugin architecture using LUA, Go, and JavaScript
    Complex, blackbox Java-based architecture
    Built-in Advanced Security
    Advanced out-of-the-box security plugins
    Limited security features across all use cases
    Dynamic Scalability
    Light footprint and stateless architecture allows instant scaling
    Large deployment footprint and complex architecture
    Radically Extensible
    Designed to meet customization needs via plugins
    Limited ability to extend and customize
    CI/CD Integrations
    Seamless to all CI/CD vendors and workflows with support for declarative configuration
    Requires Apache Maven and XML dependency

    Kong is the Most Downloaded API Gateway in the World

    300M+ Downloads

    350B+ API Calls/Day

    Kong named a Gartner© Magic Quadrant Leader for Full Life Cycle API Management

    Positioned furthest on the vision axis, 3 years in a row

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    Kong vs. Apigee: Flexible Is the New Strong

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