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May 19, 2022   |  By Ahmed Koshok
Jason Cumberland, CPO and co-founder of API and data monetization platform HyperCurrent, contributed to this post. In our last article on how to get started with API monetization, we laid out how to build your API monetization strategy and avoid common pitfalls that occur when trying to get to your first minimum viable product release.
May 16, 2022   |  By Marco Palladino
Today, the Envoy community has introduced Envoy Gateway, a new project to better support Kubernetes deployments via the new Kubernetes Gateway API, which is the next generation Ingress specification in Kubernetes world. Kong has been deeply invested in the success of Envoy since we started developing Kuma in 2019 – now used in Kong Mesh (built on top of Kuma).
May 11, 2022   |  By Jason Cumberland
One of the most common questions we’re asked by prospective customers is “what’s the right way to get started with API monetization?” In this article, we’ll do our best to lay out what we’ve seen work most frequently — and call out a few common pitfalls as well. What we can say with certainty is that, “Build it and they will come,” doesn’t work as an API monetization strategy.
May 11, 2022   |  By Tetiana Pasko
Open Banking is a key digital transformation initiative in many countries. Its aim is to provide end users with more control of their financial data and to enable companies involved in banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) to quickly offer new services. The Kong-AWS partnership provides the right technology enabling these financial institutions to transform and meet the key requirements of Open Banking.
Apr 27, 2022   |  By Eric Pulsifer
Finastra has ambitious goals – to open up the world of finance. As Joey White, SVP of technology for Finastra, says, “The future of finance is open. All of the currently closed systems within banking will need to open to serve a digital future.” To him, open means understanding what you don’t know, specifically, the particular modality of use and that change is the only constant.
Apr 11, 2022   |  By Adam Jiroun
In our previous post, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of two of the most popular API models – REST and gRPC. In this post, we’ll highlight the final API model in our series, GraphQL. Finally, we’ll recap our learnings with a side-by-side comparison of REST, gRPC and GraphQL.
Apr 4, 2022   |  By Kaitlyn Barnard
In this Kongcast episode, Henrik Blixt, Product Manager for Argo at Intuit, gives an introduction to Argo, an open source tool for Kubernetes and incubating project of CNCF. Check out the transcript and video from our conversation below, and be sure to subscribe to get email alerts for the latest new episodes.
Mar 31, 2022   |  By Nishikant Singh
Exceptional customer experience is vital to building a successful business. A recent report from Forrester Research shows customer-obsessed companies reporting 2.5x higher revenue growth and 2.2x better customer retention. Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) play a key role in providing customers with stellar digital experiences.
Mar 30, 2022   |  By Marco Palladino
This is Part 1 of a three-part blog series that will dive into industry insights from technology leaders who are facing the next wave of digital innovation head-on. Today, we meet again at the cusp of the next frontier. This time, it’s Web3, the metaverse and boundless connectivity. Businesses everywhere are bracing for what’s next while preparing for the onslaught of new-wave digital experiences.
Mar 28, 2022   |  By Melissa Van Der Hecht
This is part of a 3-part series on APIs, sustainability, and climate change. Check out part 1 on managing a greener API lifecycle, and part 2 on ways to embed and innovate on top of third-party APIs to make greener products. In this final part, we will look at the environmental impact of common architecture trends and recommend steps to take to minimize the impact of each.
May 13, 2022   |  By Kong
In this session, Viktor Gamov walks you through how to easily set up #servicemesh across multiple environments and automatically enable #security and #observability on any network. About this Webinar Service mesh is the future of application connectivity. It delivers immediate value to any architecture by increasing application traffic’s security, reliability and observability. At the same time, it can be challenging to understand and deploy service mesh in production—but it doesn’t have to be this way.
May 11, 2022   |  By Kong
This month, join Enrique García Cota and Wangchong Zhou (both Senior Engineers at Kong) to discuss the improvements and feature sneak peek of Gateway 3.0.
May 9, 2022   |  By Kong
This week, Viktor Gamov will show you how to expose TCP services using Kong #Kubernetes Ingress Controller. 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. We’re taking a hands-on, practitioner-focused approach to exploring Kong’s tools. We’ll build from the ground up - debugging/troubleshooting as we run into problems.
May 9, 2022   |  By Kong
In this Kongcast episode, Danica Fine, Senior Developer Advocate at Confluent, talks about her hardware projects with Kafka and Python as well about fully serverless cloud-native data pipelines with Confluent Cloud and ksqlDB. TDB
Apr 30, 2022   |  By Kong
Tech Talks by Kong are a new webinar series dedicated to our technical developer audience featuring open-source products and topics relevant to you with extended live demos.
Apr 29, 2022   |  By Kong
Kubernetes Ingress is one of the most widely used resources across Kubernetes. It helps to expose your applications and services to the outside world. However, the networking landscape in Kubernetes has significantly evolved. Many modern use cases very quickly exposed the limitations of Ingress API. This led to the creation of the Gateway API, a collection of new resources and APIs which improve and will potentially supersede Ingress in the future. What does this mean for you? Join us and learn everything you need to know about what Gateway API brings to the future of Kubernetes networking.
Apr 27, 2022   |  By Kong
Michał is discuss the latest update to the Kong Ingress Controller (Version 2.2), which includes our initial implementation of the Kubernetes Gateway API.
Apr 4, 2022   |  By Kong
In this Kongcast episode, Henrik Blixt, Product Manager for Argo at Intuit, gives an introduction to Argo, an open source tool for Kubernetes and incubating project of CNCF.
Mar 23, 2022   |  By Kong
In this Kongcast episode, Josh Long, @SpringDeveloper Developer Advocate at VMware, dives into how Spring changed the way developers build Java applications and introduces you to Spring Native.
Mar 17, 2022   |  By Kong
Tech Talks by Kong are a new webinar series dedicated to our technical developer audience featuring open-source products and topics relevant to you with extended live demos. The quest for resilience and agility has driven us into the modern age of microservices. Bringing services to market on microservice architecture demands utilization of sprawling technology offerings and tooling. Universally this journey includes an infrastructure orchestration phase, an application deployment phase, and a service publishing phase.
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?