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Tyk vs. KrakenD 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

  • Compared to KrakenD, Tyk makes it easier to configure features related to security, access control, traffic, and policy management.

🤔 Strongly consider Tyk over KrakenD if

  • You have specific compliance requirements, like PCI, HIPAA, PSD2, SOC, etc.
  • You want to have better policy enablement and policy management features.

🤔 Strongly consider KrakenD over Tyk if

  • You’re looking for better attack protection features/techniques (e.g., malware detection, message injection, and parameter inspection).
  • You’re converting for different protocols.

đź“ť Other Notes

  • Compared to KrakenD, Tyk provides much better support for API protocols like OData, gRPC, AsyncAPI, and Swagger.
  • Tyk has better API request auditing features compared to KrakenD.

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"Gotchas"

  • KrakenD has few out-of-the-box integrations with common access management vendors.

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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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