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Sep 30, 2022   |  By Eric Pulsifer
Kong Summit has come and gone! Whether you joined us in San Francisco or missed this year’s big shindig, here are some of the highlights from the event and a round-up of all the Kong news dropped over the past two days. This post will continue to be updated with more details and links to videos from sessions as they’re available.
Sep 28, 2022   |  By Eric Gandhi
Kong has been hard at work to provide our customers’ the best user experience of running our products in the AWS cloud. We’ve seen tremendous growth in our partnership with AWS in terms of joint solutions (co-build), building awareness through events and workshops (co-market), and growth in the adoption of our solutions (co-sell). In fact, Kong has seen exponential growth in our Kong on AWS business year over year.
Sep 28, 2022   |  By Andrew Huffman
As companies are transforming themselves to compete in the cloud era, there’s renewed emphasis on delivering seamless customer experience, improving IT infrastructure, and releasing applications faster. As companies embark on the cloud adoption journey, Red Hat OpenShift gives developers a greater choice of components to build robust applications.
Sep 28, 2022   |  By Marco Palladino
We’re excited to announce that Kong Insomnia now supports Websocket APIs. This is an important expansion to our API platform and is currently available in Kong Insomnia versions 2022.6.0 and above. The Kong Insomnia team is very thankful for our deeply enthusiastic and engaged community, and providing Websocket API support has been one of the most popular feature requests we’ve seen to date.
Sep 28, 2022   |  By Michael Heap
Kong Gateway 3.0 is an important milestone that introduces the next evolution of our cloud-native API platform. Both the enterprise and open source editions of Kong Gateway 3.0 are available now from your favorite distribution channels. With Kong Gateway 3.0, we are introducing many powerful features that deliver the following key benefits:
Sep 28, 2022   |  By Smriti Jaggi
Christian Heidenreich and Sunny Xia also contributed to this post. We’re excited to announce a new release of Kong Konnect, the end-to-end SaaS API lifecycle management platform. This release introduces a number of brand new features as well as improve existing features that empower you to efficiently publish, consume, secure, analyze, and manage APIs and services across all your applications in any environment. Read on to learn more about the new capabilities in Kong Konnect.
Sep 15, 2022   |  By Michael Heap
There are many pros and cons for both GraphQL and REST APIs, but one of the areas where GraphQL really shines is API composition. Taking data from multiple APIs and combining them to make something new is a key part of delivering a useful service.
Sep 13, 2022   |  By Eric Pulsifer
Security best practices remain a top priority for enterprises, especially as high-profile hacks and cybersecurity breaches pose increased risks. According to the 2022 Morgan Stanley CIO survey, IT spending is expected to reach 4.4%, with cloud computing and security software as the leading verticals. This rapid digital transformation across sectors presents organizations with opportunities, along with some new challenges.
Sep 1, 2022   |  By Hayden Lam
Our latest release of Kong Konnect augments the security and compliance of the offering through enhanced authentication capabilities. Through the rest of this post, we’ll walk you through each of these features and explore what’s new in this Kong Konnect release.
Aug 30, 2022   |  By Guanlan Dai
Kong Gateway is built on Nginx/OpenResty because it has a unique master/worker architecture, forks out many worker processes, and can utilize every CPU core efficiently. It is the powerhouse within Kong. But one master / multi workers architecture has an annoying defect. Each worker is an isolated process, so it is hard to share something with each other, and in Kong Gateway, there’s a lot of information to communicate between workers, like rebuilding router/health check/cluster sync, etc.
Sep 15, 2022   |  By Kong
On this episode of #Kongcast Flash, Jenn Bergstrom, Senior Technical Director, Parsons X - introduces her #KongSummit2022 talk: Building a Culture of Innovation Through Gamification. By attending her session, you will learn l how leaders can build a culture that embraces innovation through activities such as hackathons, capture-the-flag cyber events, Kaggle-like competitions, and other gamified learning events.
Sep 14, 2022   |  By Kong
All of September, we will be featuring the Kong Summit Hackathon with a live stream every Wednesday to help you get started with contributing to Kong! In this episode, Viktor Gamov and Thijs Schreijer will talk about #plugin development in #KongGateway.
Sep 8, 2022   |  By Kong
On this episode of #Kongcast Flash, Denis Magda, Head of DevRel at Yugabyte - introduces his #KongSummit2022 talk: Mission (Im)Possible: Building Geo-Distributed Apps with Kong, Kafka, and YugabyteDB. In this talk, you’ll learn about the fundamental design principles for geo-distributed apps using a Slack-like corporate messenger. And you'll study the principles in practice by building the messenger from scratch with Kong, Kafka, and YugabyteDB.
Sep 7, 2022   |  By Kong
All of September, we will be featuring the Kong Summit Hackathon with a live stream every Wednesday to help you get started with contributing to Kong! In this episode, Kat Morgan will be showing you how to contribute to Kong with #konggateway and #servicemesh and #gitops hack examples.
Aug 29, 2022   |  By Kong
On this episode of #Kongcast Flash, Jeremy Glassenberg - Product Leader of APIs at DocuSign - introduces his #KongSummit2022 talk: Mapping the No-Code/Low-Code Ecosystem with Your #API Strategy. In his session, you’ll get a holistic overview of the no-code/low-code landscape, typical personas, key learnings from success and failures in the industry, and tips to create a plan as part of your overall developer story.
Aug 24, 2022   |  By Kong
Kong Konnect provides developers and API owners a powerful way to secure and manage their API products powered by Kong Gateway (the world's fastest API gateway). Leverage Konnect to manage Kong Gateway data planes operating on-prem and in the public cloud – either as a centralized APIOps platform or federated experience across business units. Ultimately, Konnect enables customers to reduce their operational costs by using our hosted runtime manager, service catalog, developer portal and analytics platform.
Aug 23, 2022   |  By Kong
We are streaming live from KongHQ in San Francisco, CA, for a joint Meetup with the Kong/SF Meetup group & San Francisco Java User Group!
Aug 10, 2022   |  By Kong
In this episode of Kongcast, Viktor speaks with Andrew Kew, Director at QuadCorps and Sr. Field Engineer at Kong, about the pillars of observability, distributed tracing on Kubernetes, and tools that can help you get the most out of distributed tracing.
Jul 28, 2022   |  By Kong
We are streaming live from KongHQ in San Francisco, CA for a joint Meetup with the Kong/SF Meetup group & San Francisco Java User Group!
Jul 22, 2022   |  By Kong
In this week's episode, Kat Morgan walks through Kong Gateway on #Redhat #OpenShift with special guest Casey Wylie, Principal Solutions Engineer from Red Hat! 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.
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.

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