Amazon API Gateway vs. Kong Konnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon API Gateway
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
AWS offers the Amazon API Gateway supports the creation and publication of an API for web applications, as well as its monitoring and maintenance. The Amazon API Gateway is able to support thousands of API calls concurrently and provides traffic management, as well as monitoring and access control.
$0.90
Per Million
Kong Konnect
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Kong Inc. is a cloud connectivity company headquartered in San Francisco. They are the creator and primary supporter of Kong, the open-source Microservice API gateway, and offer Kong Konnect, an enterprise-tier platform that delivers connectivity and visibility for services in multi-cloud environments.
$250
per month
Pricing
Amazon API GatewayKong Konnect
Editions & Modules
Past 300 Million
$0.90
Per Million
First 300 Million
$1.00
Per Million
Plus
$250
Service/Month
Enterprise
Custom
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon API GatewayKong Konnect
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon API GatewayKong Konnect
Top Pros
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Features
Amazon API GatewayKong Konnect
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon API Gateway
7.8
13 Ratings
7% below category average
Kong Konnect
-
Ratings
API access control6.512 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies7.012 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data8.212 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding8.212 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.212 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging7.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Amazon API GatewayKong Konnect
Small Businesses
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Red Hat OpenShift
Red Hat OpenShift
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
Red Hat OpenShift
Red Hat OpenShift
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon API GatewayKong Konnect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(13 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon API GatewayKong Konnect
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Experienced a lack of available programming languages while working on a minor project. I had to halt the project and wait for it to be added later. It took ages and had a hit on our productivity. It has a centralized management system which helps and an easy interface which helps to manage multiple tasks in case of large-scale operations and projects.
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Kong, Inc
Using Kong [Konnect]'s declarative settings, a user may control traffic, automate deployment, and maintain container-based software after it's deployed. In addition, it handles the whole lifecycle of service management. Installation, management, and operation of Kong [Konnects]'s cloud-native connection runtimes may be performed in any cloud or Kubernetes provider environment, as well as on-premises environments. In order to optimise their services and transactions, users may keep track of their services and transactions in real-time via real-time monitoring.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • API Gateway integrates well with AWS Lambda. This allows us to build a web server in the language and framework of our choice, deploy it as a Lambda function, and expose it through API Gateway.
  • API Gateway manages API keys. Building rate limiting and request quota features are not trivial (or interesting).
  • API Gateway's pricing can be very attractive for services that are accessed infrequently.
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Kong, Inc
  • Application orchestration
  • Error tracing
  • Analyzing traffic
  • Load balancing
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Client certificates are troublesome when trying to attach them to API GW stages.
  • Debugging across several services can be difficult when API GW is integrated with Route 53 and another service like Lambda or EC2/ELB.
  • Creating internal/private APIs, particularly with custom domains, can be unintuitive.
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Kong, Inc
  • Community support
  • Sample projects for easy integration
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
We always had a great experience with the AWS support team. They were always on time and very dependable. It was a good partnership while we worked to resolve our issues.
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Kong, Inc
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
When we tested Azure API Management at the time, it had serious connectivity issues, it was very unstable, and it needed to do a lot using the command line. Comparing with the AWS solution, which was more mature, and the fact that we have services in use on AWS, we ended up choosing to continue using AWS products. This so as not to run the risk of increasing latency in accesses, and of some functionality not working, due to being developed yet.
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Kong, Inc
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • ROI is negative, you need either to hire them to work with you or spend days/weeks to figure out issues.
  • For some of the projects in the end it is not worth it, it is just a "buzz" to use serverless but not practical.
  • Service is easy to set up authorization and it is easy to manage.
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Kong, Inc
  • Increased application efficiency
  • Reduced system downtown
  • Significantly improved error resolution
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