Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
Nov 28, 2022   |  By Danny Freese
Kong connects APIs and microservices natively within clouds, data centers, and Kubernetes platforms using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kong’s solutions enable digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs for legacy as well as modern architectures, including container runtimes and serverless technologies.
Nov 17, 2022   |  By Kong
For the third consecutive year, we’re happy to announce that Kong has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management and is positioned furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document.
Nov 14, 2022   |  By Jun Ouyang
Observability is a critical part of Kong’s API Gateway. In this post, we’ll describe two options to monitor Kong Gateway using Prometheus. Prometheus is an open source system monitor toolkit built at SoundCloud that is now widely adopted. StatsD was originally a simple daemon developed by Etsy to aggregate and summarize application metrics. Prometheus provides a StatsD exporter to collect metrics that are sent in StatsD format.
Nov 4, 2022   |  By John Harris
Today we’re excited to announce the release of Kong Mesh and Kuma 2.0. With this new major release, we’re announcing the first availability of our next-generation policies, in addition to new eBPF capabilities. 2.0 is also significant as we have unified the version scheme between Kong Mesh and Kuma. Previously, Kuma versions had an n-1 version naming convention when compared with Kong Mesh.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Damon Sorrentino
As a Solutions Engineer here at Kong, one question that frequently comes across my desk is “how can I transform a Kong logging plugin message into a format that my insert-observability-stack-here understands, i.e. ELK, Loki, Splunk, etc.?” In this blog, I’m going to show you how to easily accomplish converting a Kong logging payload to the Elastic Common Schema. In order to accomplish this task, we’re going to be running Kong Gateway in Kubernetes and using two Kong plugins.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Shlomi Tubul
A common use case that is frequently requested is how to dynamically route requests based on authentication attributes. An example of this technique is routing requests to relevant upstream services based on claims contained in a JWT token. Admins would like all their clients to go to the same URI as it makes the implementation easier. But behind the scenes they might need to tailor specific configuration/applications for them, hence routing their request based on their identity.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Kong
From time to time, Kong’s Brad Drysdale and Ahmed Koshok exchange emails about the latest trends in tech. In this exchange, Brad and Ahmed discuss the continued quest for more innovation faster, the role of automation in API strategy, and more. from: Brad to: Ahmed date: Oct. 29, 2022, 6:58 PM subject: Elements for Building Cloud Native Applications Greetings from Australia, Ahmed!
Nov 1, 2022   |  By Ishwari Lokare
We’re excited to announce new features in Kong Konnect, including the ability to take advantage of identity management APIs, streamlined certificate management, and latency metrics as part of Analytics. Read on to learn about these features and how kong helps future-proof API security.
Oct 19, 2022   |  By Shane Utt
In today’s cloud ecosystem the demands for high functioning and high performance observability, security and networking functionality for applications and their network traffic are as high as ever. Historically a great deal of this kind of functionality has been implemented in userspace, but the ability to program these kinds of things directly into the operating system can be very beneficial to performance.
Oct 19, 2022   |  By Kong
Users continue to give Kong top rankings in the Fall 2022 G2 reports, landing Kong in the leader quadrant in the API Management Tools G2 Grid and the Top 5 Easiest to Use API Management Tools. There are plenty of reasons why Kong is king when it comes to API management. But don’t just take our word for it! See what some of our users have to say.
Nov 23, 2022   |  By Kong
Get a technical preview of the upcoming support for WebAssembly in the Kong Gateway leveraging WasmX, a project created by Kong that adds WebAssembly support into Nginx.
Nov 17, 2022   |  By Kong
In our next #KongBuilders #livestream on November 16, Viktor Gamov from Kong will deep dive into Kong Gateway Operator. Kong Gateway Operator is a next-generation deployment mechanism founded on the operator pattern that allows Kong Gateways to be provisioned in a dynamic and Kubernetes-native way, enabling automation of Kong cluster operations and management of the Gateway lifecycle.
Nov 17, 2022   |  By Kong
A service mesh helps to make service communication more secure, reliable and traceable in distributed system architectures. In connection with the topic of service mesh, we often think of terms such as microservices, containers or Kubernetes; i.e. terms from the orbit of modern design methods, architectural approaches or technologies. Of course, everything is usually cloud-based.
Nov 11, 2022   |  By Kong
What’s next for Kong Gateway? Join us as we reveal the next evolution of Kong's cloud-native API platform. Businesses are fighting to build exceptional digital experiences to stay ahead — and that means an explosion of demand for APIs. But with more APIs to design, run, and govern, you have to juggle managing APIs across mixed and complex environments, scaling to the demand of web applications, and ensuring compliance and security as APIs become the number one attack vector.
Nov 4, 2022   |  By Kong
Beyond the API Gateway- Kong's Product Vision and Strategy API Management as it was once known is dead. Kong's Vice President of Product Reza Shafii talks through the evolutions of monoliths to microservices and beyond, the birth of Kong, as well as the growth and future of Kong in his Kong Summit 2022 keynote. Learn about the Kong suite of products, how businesses can better supporting their dev ops functions, catch a recap of a live demo of Kong Insomnia and more.
Nov 3, 2022   |  By Kong
Managing tokens in Kuma can be a challenging and manual process. Both the user and dataplane token lifetimes need to be manually tracked and managed. This ultimately becomes a burden for DevOps, and long life tokens end up being used. In this session, you will learn how to: Kong Builders is a livestream series that takes our developer-focused toolsets and puts them on display in the best venue possible – building applications and connecting workloads.
Oct 27, 2022   |  By Kong
Kong Gateway Operator is a next-generation deployment mechanism founded on the operator pattern that allows Kong Gateways to be provisioned in a dynamic and Kubernetes-native way, enabling automation of #Kong cluster operations and management of the Gateway lifecycle. In this video @Viktor Gamov , a principal developer advocate with @Kong demonstrates how to install Kong Gateway Operator, how to enable HTTP routes and how to upgrade Kong Gateway in seconds without downtime.
Oct 21, 2022   |  By Kong
APIs are the building blocks of modern applications. They have become the neural network of the cloud. Behind every interface, millions of APIs power the experience. Watch Kong's Chief Executive Officers and Co-Founder, August Marietti's recorded Kong Summit 2022 keynote to understand how APIs have transformed over the last 10 years, and what's on the horizon for Kong. Dive into product demos from Kong experts, and hear first hand insights on case studies from Kong Enterprise customers.
Oct 21, 2022   |  By Kong
Kong began as concept in 2009. Today, Kong has nearly 10 Trillion API calls per month. APIs allow us to break down the silos, opening the doors across what every team is doing. Join Kong CTO and Co-founder Marco Palladino in his Kong Summit 2022 Keynote, as he covers the new frontier of API management technology. Hear customer stories and see a product demo to learn how an API vision can transform a business.
Oct 21, 2022   |  By Kong
Can You Smell What Kong Is Cooking? Kong Principal Developer Advocate review all the highlights, major announcements, and most enlightening moments from Day 1 of Kong Summit 2022, and brings on special guests to dive deep in some Kong product demos.
Jun 2, 2021   |  By Kong
In this eBook, Kong Co-Founder and CTO Marco Palladino illustrates the differences between API gateways and service mesh - and when to use one or the other in a pragmatic and objective way.
Oct 30, 2020   |  By Kong
In this eBook, Kong Co-Founder and CTO Marco Palladino breaks down how Kuma now supports every cloud vendor, every architecture and every platform together in a multi-mesh control plane. When deployed in a multi-zone deployment, Kuma abstracts away both the synchronization of the service mesh policies across multiple zones and the service connectivity (and service discovery) across those zones.
Dec 4, 2019   |  By Kong
We live in an exciting time for software; we are witnessing a monumental shift in how applications are built. We have the opportunity to participate in the large-scale movement from centralized applications to decentralized, highly performant software architectures.
Apr 24, 2019   |  By Kong
To better prepare for the future, it's important to get a solid understanding of this rising technology trend. In this e-book, we examine cloud native architecture, look back at the rise of cloud native app development, and explore the future of cloud native on the entire software ecosystem.
Mar 20, 2019   |  By Kong
This eBook explains how microservices can facilitate the adoption of a multi-cloud strategy. Included are a holistic overview of the multi-cloud pattern including the benefits and drawbacks, strategies for adoption, and challenges to overcome if adopting the strategy without microservices.
Feb 3, 2019   |  By Kong
This ebook explains the process for transitioning from a monolithic to a microservices-based architecture. Included are technical aspects and common mistakes to avoid.
Feb 3, 2019   |  By Kong
Performance is a critical factor when choosing an API management solution. For businesses, the need to deliver low latency and high throughput is critical to ensuring that API transaction rates keep up with the speed of business. This white paper compares the performance of Kong and Apigee to understand performance in production environments.
Feb 1, 2019   |  By Kong
This ebook explains how Kubernetes is modernizing the microservices architecture. Included are a deep dive into the history of Kubernetes and containers, the technical and organizational benefits of using Kubernetes for container orchestration, as well as considerations for adopting it.
Jan 1, 2019   |  By Kong
This eBook compares a monolithic vs microservices architectural approach to application development. It dives into the benefits and challenges of microservices and helps you determine whether a transition to microservices would be right for your organization.
Dec 1, 2018   |  By Kong
This ebook explains the role that the service mesh pattern plays in the leap towards de-centralized architectures. A novel re-packaging of the functionalities of traditional API gateways, service mesh represents the next stage in the natural evolution of microservices.

Next-Generation API Platform for Modern Architectures. Connect all your microservices and APIs with the industry's most performant, scalable and flexible API platform. Empower your developers to build and optimize APIs. Leverage the latest microservice and container design patterns.

The Service Control Platform transcends API management to intelligently broker information across all your services. With Kong’s fast, flexible, and lightweight core, you control your entire service architecture – centralized or decentralized, microservices or monolith. Kong Service Control Platform transforms your static endpoints into a dynamic network of intelligent services.

Built for Modern Architectures:

  • Connect Everything: Use plugins to extend and connect services across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, regardless of vendor.
  • Accelerate Innovation: Use Kong's robust library of plugins to reduce redundant coding tasks across teams, technologies and geographies.
  • Improve Governance: Analyze real-time data to ensure adherence to policies across teams, partners and individual endpoints.
  • Automate End-to-end: Connect Kong with automation tools. Generate custom workflows to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Unlock New Ecosystems: Instantly leverage new ecosystems. Deploy Kong with Kubernetes, containers, and more out of the box.
  • Increase Compliance: Limit access with role-based access control (RBAC). Encrypt end-to-end to comply with industry regulations.

Go Beyond the Gateway. Ready for the next-generation of API platforms?