Gloo Edge vs. Kong Comparison

Which is the best API gateway for you?
Written by
Louis-Victor Jadavji, Cofounder of Taloflow

Who should you choose and why?

✋ Most important consideration

  • Gloo has much better support for service mesh architectures, but Kong isn’t bad relative to others in the API Gateway space.

🤔 Strongly consider Gloo Edge over Kong if

  • You’re building a service mesh architecture to manage North-South and East-West traffic.
  • You need to leverage the API cache to reduce the number of calls made to your backend APIs.
  • You want better GraphQL support.

🤔 Strongly consider Kong over Gloo Edge if

  • You require better access control features.
  • API versioning, policy versioning, API composition, and aggregating results from multiple services, are all important features for you.
  • You want better features for testing, managing, and organizing your tests and reports.

📝 Other Notes

  • Gloo Edge does not have a free trial.
  • Gloo is an Envoy proxy-based gateway, but Kong also recently introduced support for Envoy.

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About the Author

Louis-Victor Jadavji

Louis-Victor Jadavji (or "LV") is a recognized leader in the cloud services industry. He's helped 50+ digital native companies like ModusBox, Later, and NS1 choose the right cloud stack for their applications. His work has been featured in Forbes (30 Under 30 All-Star), HuffPost, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Inc. Magazine.

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