SOA Application Gateways
Akana Sola is a mainframe SOA platform, that makes mainframe applications and data a participant in an enterprise API portfolio. Sola provides customers with a process to expose mainframe applications as secure web services, and allows mainframe programs to consume web services. Akana,…
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-…
The Layer7 API Gateway (formerly CA API Gateway) from Broadcom company CA Technologies is an extensible, scalable, high-performance gateway to connect your most important data and applications across any combination of cloud, container or on-premises environments. Layer7 API Gateway…
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…
What are SOA Application Gateways?
SOA application gateways are used for improved visibility, access, and control over service-oriented architectures (SOA). SOA products function around software architectural design products and services as a design pattern. Using application gateways allows users to have a meeting point between them and the SOA services.
In addition to serving as a meeting point, SOA application gateways also allow users to enhance security, provide technical services, and enforce their company business policies. The functions of application gateways are similar to application programming interfaces (API) and API management, which aid in the communication and transferring of information between applications. Application gateways likely will contain more security and rewriting features.
SOA application gateway features
Management of gateways across the enterprise
API design & lifecycle management
Access controls & permissions
SOA application gateway comparison
Ease of Use. Some of the application gateway products will have a steep learning curve and require time and effort from the user to gain full control and make the best out of all the advanced features. If you or your company isn’t willing to or doesn’t have the time, make sure to avoid these products.
Company Size. The size of your company, and similarly, how many systems you plan to integrate are also key factors in determining which vendor is an ideal fit. If you’re a smaller-sized business it may not be worth spending more on a product that offers advanced and complex features designed to integrate multiple systems at a time.