Think Twice
When Evaluating Tyk

Tyk is an early-stage startup with limited ability to support enterprise scale. Kong’s
comprehensive cloud native API platform, thriving open source community, and
experienced in-house technologists will ensure your organization has the support it
needs to consistently deliver compelling digital experiences.

Trusted by 600+ large and small customers across all industries

Kong’s capabilities are unmatched




Easy installation with or without a database. Go DB-less, choose Hybrid mode or let us manage the control plane and database with Kong Konnect.

All deployment models require a datastore*.

Community Support

Extensive and active open source community
(4x Stars, 3x contributors).

A much smaller open source community that can limit time to resolution when issues arise.

Full Lifecycle API Management

Build, deploy, optimize and secure APIs with Kong KonnectKong GatewayKong Insomnia, and Kong Mesh.

Limited product portfolio to address full API management and service mesh use cases.

Federated API Management

Balance agility and governance across disparate environments, teams, and technology stacks.

Less robust federated API management capabilities.

Extensibility & Customization

400+ plugins spanning across security, authentication, traffic control and more.

Limited customization available, including the inability to customize layouts, headers or branding. 

CI/CD Integrations

Implement APIOps to streamline the CI/CD process, manage API configuration as code, automate testing, and integrate with GitOps workflows.

Difficult to automate testing as part of the CI/CD pipeline or to manage configuration as code via the Dashboard UI or REST API.

Auditing & Reporting

Analyze usage patterns, quickly identify bottlenecks and generate reports on API compliance with industry-standard HIPAA and PCI regulations.

Tyk’s audit trail does not capture all events or actions performed within the system (such as changes to API configurations or user permissions).

Gartner Magic Quadrant

Visionary Leader in the Gartner MQ for 3 years in a row and positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision.

Behind Kong in both ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Gartner MQ.

Don't take our word for it

Hear what customers and industry analysts have to say about Kong


Gartner Names Kong a Leader for Third Year

Kong is once again listed as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant™ and is positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision for Full Life Cycle API Management


Gartner Peer Insights

Kong is a 2023 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers' Choice for Full Life Cycle API Management

Kong claims top marks in G2’s API Management reports

Kong named a G2 leader, ranked in Top 5 Easiest to Use API Management Tools.


GitHub Stars


API Calls a Day



Tip the Scales in Your Favor

Reach new heights with Kong’s cloud native API platform

I understand that by submitting this form, I agree to receive communications from Kong.