API and Microservices Management Benchmark

API and Microservices Management Benchmark

Feb 3, 2019

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.

The benchmark, run by GigaOm, was designed to ascertain how well each platform withstands significant transaction loads to simulate the use case of a high volume production environment within companies who rely heavily on APIs and require superior results from their API platforms.

White Paper Takeaways:

  • Latency: Kong delivered over 20x lower latency compared to Apigee.
  • Reliability: Kong returned 100% of requests made with an HTTP 200 OK response.
  • Scalability: Kong processed more transactions per second using a nano instance, than did Apigee with eight cores and 16GB of RAM.