Apigee Edge vs. Kong Gateway Community (Open Source)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apigee Edge
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Apigee Edge is an API management platform now owned and offered by Google, since Google acquired Apigee in 2016.N/A
Kong Gateway Community (Open Source)
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Kong Gateway Community (Open Source) is the open source community Gateway supported by Kong, Inc, in San Francisco. Presented as the world's most popular API gateway, it is built for hybrid and multi-cloud, optimized for microservices and distributed architectures. Kong Gateway is also part of the Konnect platform, Kong's enterprise service offering.N/A
Pricing
Apigee EdgeKong Gateway Community (Open Source)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Apigee EdgeKong Gateway Community (Open Source)
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Apigee EdgeKong Gateway Community (Open Source)
Top Pros

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Features
Apigee EdgeKong Gateway Community (Open Source)
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
9.4
7 Ratings
14% above category average
Kong Gateway Community (Open Source)
-
Ratings
API access control9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apigee EdgeKong Gateway Community (Open Source)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apigee EdgeKong Gateway Community (Open Source)
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Few scenarios 1. For viewing API analytics, I think it is best in the market 2. For earning money via API monetization 3. Securing API 4. Onboarding legacy APIs to provide modern REST endpoints
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Kong, Inc
You can use Kong for simple to complex micro service back-ends. You can leverage the various categories of plugins to quickly set-up things.
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Pros
Google
  • Better exception handling with the Raise exception policies help to monitor the flow by setting up the flow conditions.
  • Easy development of a Proxy and APIs with much less tutoring and helps make getting started for new users easy.
  • Very good documentation and blog with details of most common failures and error handling.
  • A very very easy to use console.
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Kong, Inc
  • Mapping requests to back-end services
  • Plugins for almost everything
  • It's super fast
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Cons
Google
  • Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time
  • No version control
  • Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens)
  • Debugging is difficult
  • Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision
  • Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name?
  • 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions
  • UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL.
  • I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now.
  • Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in.
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Kong, Inc
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
I am not the one deciding whether to use apigee or not really. But personally, I would recommend the use of it as developing APIs on it is easy. And as a mediator between backend servers, we could easily modify request and responses in it without touching any backend code while having a centralize gateway to access our backend APIs too.
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Kong, Inc
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Usability
Google
Support has helped us to resolved all the queries and community support was also good.
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Kong, Inc
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Support Rating
Google
Quite hard to get support, at least on the coding side, when we encounter blockers. But general concerns, they would schedule a call to you for them to get a whole picture of your concern. Albeit in my experience, bad really as they haven't replied about the progress, but otherwise seems to have been fixed.
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Kong, Inc
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Alternatives Considered
Google
Apigee is the best in the market in terms of API Analytics Apigee is having wonderful Documentation with short videos Security is a major concern and Apigee provides an easily configurable policy to secure API Quota and rate-limit is again very easy to configure on every API basis It provides various policies to transform the response from one form to another form e.g. JSON to XML or XML to JSON
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Kong, Inc
We haven't used anything else.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • As a public entity it is hard to say how much ROI we can have. We have yet to create a billing and ROI plan. We are thinking of other ways to create ROI, possibly through data/service barter.
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Kong, Inc
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