Compare Kong Enterprise vs. Oracle API Platform Cloud Service

Kong Enterprise is ranked 10th in API Management with 1 review while Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is ranked 8th in API Management with 3 reviews. Kong Enterprise is rated 8.0, while Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "A combination firewall and anti-virus solution that is dependable and easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle API Platform Cloud Service writes "Validation between the API documentation and the resource endpoints has ensured our documentation and implementation stay aligned". Kong Enterprise is most compared with Apigee, WSO2 API Manager and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect and Amazon API Gateway.
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This improved our organization, because it gives the management data to discuss for the next course of action and it suggests what to work on, as the next thing.I work for an information security company. CA API Management is capable of using tokens for authorization to manage access control for the APIs.As an organization grow, you can use CA API Management for authentication purposes through the CA API Gateway. It allows for multiple identity providers with different Active Directories.The solution helped us to quickly publish and monetize APIs. I have used versioning responses to publish or send APIs to different customers with different versions.From a security standpoint, it works great. It is the right solution for us. It's lightweight, a software-appliance configuration which was easy to deploy and configure.There are a few assertions which are built-in for threat protection. I have used them for vulnerabilities, like for DDoS attacks, XML schema validation, IP restriction, and for cross-domain.Containerization and the monetization module are quite unique for an API tool... In addition, the development time and rollout time are pretty quick.The security checking authentication is our primary use case for this solution.

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This is a solid intrusion prevention system that combines a firewall and antivirus in a single solution.

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All API usage is now governed and tracked.Oracle's APIP CS is a platform capable for consistently covering the complete API Lifecycle from design to retirement, supporting an API-first approach.The Gateways are communicating with a Management Service, which lives in the Cloud, to send usage information or to fetch changes for the deployed APIs.

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From the last version, they have added more dashboard support, but there is still a lot they need to improve. In terms of monitoring, it's almost all covered. The interface can be improved, though.One specific feature that we need is the ability to authenticate directly to the server with API data. It's not complex nowadays. This is a feature that we need and CA doesn't have it.They need a workflow for the API Developer Portal, where the process only allows requests to go to the correct person.The implementation of CA API Management was complex. It is a complicated solution. You have to know so much IT knowledge to do the implementation.The entire lifecycle management approach needs improvement: from the API management, development, deployment, some of the settings around the quotas, and some security policy applications, etc. for the APIs. We found the Apigee platform a lot more robust in that area.There are old algorithms that the tool does not support - and it shouldn't, in my opinion. But sometimes customers need old algorithms, from old use cases and old applications, migrated to the platform. At those times, there are hiccups that happen.The security protocols in CA's product, for financial services, weren't as good as those in API Connect.We have experienced technical difficulties with the product in the past.

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The OS upgrades are not as frequent as they should be and they are bulky.

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There should be closer integration between the API Platform Cloud Service and the Identity Cloud Service to allow IDCS Applications, protecting backend systems, to be linked to the API Applications that consumers use to access APIs.I would like to see enhanced support for SOAP Service and the corresponding WS-Security policies.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
APIs can be developed to provide security. We can show them in one single pane of glass, such as the CA API Management API Developer Portal. It is there that we can provide the monetization for their APIs and what is happening on third-party applications, like Paytm or BookMyShow.CA API Management has a licensing path. If you want more features, it requires more licenses and more installation time.It has a reasonable pricing model by instance.For what we are after, the pricing is okay. It is competitive.We weren't comfortable with the pricing of licensing. It was slightly more expensive than its competitors.I do not have experience with the pricing or licensing of the product.I think it's competitive. It's not that expensive when you compare CA with the Oracle product.I feel that it is costly for medium-sized companies.

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The pricing is for each logical gateway (a logical gateway can have multiple physical nodes).

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Also Known As
CA Live API Creator, Espresso Logic, CA API Gateway
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Overview

To compete successfully and thrive today, enterprises across every industry need to transform. This process is not just about incremental improvement, but about evolving core businesses to meet the demands of today’s connected world.

CA API Management accelerates this digital transformation by providing the capabilities you need to bring systems together, secure these integrations, deliver better customer experiences faster and capitalize on new opportunities.

Read more at http://www.ca.com/api

Kong delivers a next generation API platform built for modern architectures. With a lightnight-fast, lightweight, and flexible core, Kong delivers sub-millisecond latency across all your services. Kong's is deployment-, vendor-, and pattern-agnostic, allowing you to run your services how you want, where you want, and with who you want - from baremetal to cloud, monolith to microservices, service mesh, and beyond.

Oracle API Platform Cloud Service enables companies to thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing the full API lifecycle from design and standardization to documenting, publishing, testing and managing APIs. These tools provide API developers, managers, and users an end-to-end platform for designing, prototyping. Through the platform, users gain the agility needed to support changing business demands and opportunities, while having clear visibility into who is using APIs for better control, security and monetization of digital assets.
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Sample Customers
Alaska Airlines, The Advisory Board Company, Amerigroup, IceMobile, R+V Versicherung, U.S. Army - plus hundreds of other customers in the banking, energy, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors.Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
Logistics Company9%
Insurance Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Retailer24%
Financial Services Firm18%
Software R&D Company15%
Media Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company45%
Comms Service Provider10%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Outsourcing Company7%
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Company Size
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise78%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise92%
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