Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
Feb 2, 2023   |  By Taylor Page
In this post, Nathaniel Reynolds, Associate Director of Informatics Architecture & DevOps at Moderna Therapeutics, talks about service mesh, removing limitations with open source, and how AI helps developers do more. No one can predict the future, but here’s a safe bet: in the next five to ten years, we aren’t going to have fewer applications. We’re going to have more. And that means connectivity requirements are going to get bigger and bigger over time.
Feb 1, 2023   |  By Shane Utt
Viktor Gamov also contributed to this post. In recent decades it’s become common for communication between backend services to employ HTTP APIs with JSON payloads. Many HTTP APIs adhere (or at least aspire) to REST Principles, though many fall into a category we’ll call "REST-like".
Feb 1, 2023   |  By Ishwari Lokare
Since our last Kong Konnect monthly update, we’ve been hard at work to deliver some more powerful features in Kong Konnect, including consumer groups, dynamic client registration using Curity and Auth0, plugin ordering, and streamlined Docker runtime instance creation. Read on to learn what’s new in Kong Konnect.
Feb 1, 2023   |  By John Harris
We’re excited to announce the release of Kong Mesh and Kuma 2.1! In this release, we’re shipping the full suite of new and improved policies announced (and started) in 2.0. Additionally, we’re launching some more great UX improvements in the UI and a host of smaller fixes. In order to take advantage of the latest and greatest in service mesh, we strongly suggest upgrading to Kong Mesh 2.1. Upgrading is simple through kumactl or Helm.
Jan 27, 2023   |  By Jimmy Maher
The joy (and sometimes woe) of working in technology is that we’re forever learning. The software stack is constantly changing, so innovators come to embrace a lifetime of learning. In this ever-evolving IT landscape, measurable skills have become the global currency for IT professionals. In this post, we’ll talk about the selection of courses offered through Kong Academy and the Kong Certification program, as well the benefits of microcredentials for employers and employees.
Jan 10, 2023   |  By Ishwari Lokare
Hayden Lam also contributed to this post. Today we’re thrilled to announce new features in Kong Konnect, including secrets management, support for Kong Gateway 3.1, Analytics updates, runtime group APIs, system accounts, and an intuitive overview page and service wizard. In this blog, we’ll explore all these exciting updates in Kong Konnect.
Jan 10, 2023   |  By Jerry Hency
Kong’s open-source API Gateway is a highly successful project with over 33k stars on GitHub and 293 contributors. Kong provides a powerful platform that can be extended using hundreds of plugins provided by Kong, ecosystem partners, and the community. Kong’s Enterprise subscription provides an extended set of capabilities over and above the core foundation of Kong OSS. We will explore how to migrate an installed system from OSS to Enterprise here today.
Dec 22, 2022   |  By Eric Pulsifer
2022 is coming to a close, and what better way to end the year than a list for list’s sake? As we reflect on the year passing, here are the top five Kong moments of 2022 as decided by me (because all the people more important than me are already on vacation). Read on!
Dec 19, 2022   |  By Charly Molter
Kuma is configurable through policies. These enable users to configure their service mesh with retries, timeouts, observability, and more. Policies contain three main pieces of information: Kuma 2.0 introduces a new matching API that’s more understandable and powerful. In this article, we explain why we’re doing this, how to use the new policy matching API, and what’s coming next.
Dec 15, 2022   |  By Adam Jiroun
We’re excited to announce the general availability of Kong Insomnia 2022.7. This update brings several new capabilities into the fold with a focus on improving API quality and driving productivity. Read on to learn more about what’s new in Kong Insomnia.
Jan 25, 2023   |  By Kong
For our first User Call for 2023, Dominik Schmid and Benjamin Bertow from Mercedes-Benz Tech Innovation GmbH, are joining us to show us how they evolved API management to an open platform, integrating the Kong Gateway as the preferred gateway solution. Have you ever thought about how big companies manage their APIs? Mercedes-Benz teams currently manage around 1500 APIs. We will talk about the past, present, and vision of the Mercedes-Benz API platform.
Jan 24, 2023   |  By Kong
Magicians never reveal their secrets. . . but today, we reveal everything! Behold the mysterious Envoy and the magic of mesh in Kong Mesh and its open source sibling, Kuma. Spoiler: the secret is in the sidecar! Join this mesh-by-example talk to learn about how the service mesh manages certificate rotation, cross-zone communication, and service discovery. This talk will explain to service mesh newcomers what application developers can offload to the sidecar proxy — and why it’s a cost-effective way to achieve your reliability and security objectives.
Jan 12, 2023   |  By Kong
Our #KongBuilders Livestream is back and kicking off the new year with a tutorial on ������ ���� ������������ �������� ����������������������! We can’t wait to introduce you to Kong’s powerful open-source API gateway with host Viktor Gamov, Principal Developer Advocate with Kong, who will walk you through the basics of getting started with and exploring key features like rate limiting, authentication, and monitoring.
Jan 12, 2023   |  By Kong
🤔 Have you ever wondered how a geo-distributed app such as a Slack-like corporate messenger is architected and functions? 👂 Hear directly from Denis Magda, Director of Developer Relations at Yugabyte, on ������ ���� ���������� ������-���������������������� �������� with Kong Inc. and Yugabyte. 🌎 How hundreds of microservices are deployed and communicate across distant geographies? How thousands of user messages and events flow in real-time across the countries and petabytes of data are stored and accessed across continents?
Jan 6, 2023   |  By Kong
What's ahead for the future and impact of 5G on IoT and the world of connectivity? On this episode of Kong Executive Corner, Kong's VP, EMEA Solutions Engineering, Chris Darvill, discusses with Sr. Director, Digital Strategist of Infosys, Bhupesh Naik. Bhupesh talks characteristics of 5G such as low-latency communication speed and precision, high bandwidth communications, network architecture advances and high-density, multi-device communications.
Jan 6, 2023   |  By Kong
What's ahead for the future and impact of 5G on IoT and the world of connectivity? On this episode of Kong Executive Corner, Kong's VP, EMEA Solutions Engineering, Chris Darvill, discusses with Sr. Director, Digital Strategist of Infosys, Bhupesh Naik.
Dec 23, 2022   |  By Kong
What are the challenges as a bank to deploy a new API platform? HSBC's Jen Goodison and Gareth Ainsworth join JFrog's Baruch Sadogursky to discuss at Kong Summit 2022. Learn by HSBC chose Kong to help them enhance the power of APIs, and how the neural network of APIs allows HSBC to release faster, more security, increase control, consolidate APIs, and better serve their clients internationally.
Dec 21, 2022   |  By Kong
Shouldn’t your API manager be as cloud native as your applications? Don’t trust security and governance to tech dinosaurs or legacy solutions. Get ahead of the crowd with a cloud native platform built to meet you wherever you are on your digital transformation journey — on prem, hybrid, or entirely in the cloud. No other solution offers the same flexibility for your application modernization. Get started with Kong.
Dec 13, 2022   |  By Kong
Kong Gateway 3.1 includes several new plugins, forming our most powerful plugin ecosystem yet and with an enhanced functionality for a few existing plugins. For our last User Call for 2022, Gang Guo (Product Manager, Kong) will deep dive into the following new plugins: What's more, we introduced an enhancement into.
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.
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
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 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 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?