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Tyk 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?

âś‹ Most important consideration

  • Kong and Tyk have comparable features, but Kong has much better performance and consumes less CPU.

🤔 Strongly consider Tyk over Kong if

  • You want better protection from cross-site scripting attacks.
  • You need to integrate with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and certificate software tools.
  • You’re integrating with external secure token services.

🤔 Strongly consider Kong over Tyk if

  • Improved traffic management, prioritization, caching, throttling, and rate limiting, are important to you.
  • You want best-in-class features for open API standards used when designing RESTful APIs.
  • You’re creating virtual copies of your APIs.

đź“ť Other Notes

  • Compared to Kong, Tyk provides better deployment flexibility if you have a large, complex, and distributed cloud infrastructure.
  • Tyk has a GraphQL developer portal (Kong doesn’t).
  • Kong has better auditing and reporting features compared to Tyk.

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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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