Tyk Competitors and Alternatives

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PrashansaShukla
Software Engineer at Jio Platforms Limited
Real User
Top 5
Easy to adopt and lets us extend functionality at any time

What is our primary use case?

I work as a software engineer on the WSO2 API management and WSO2 identity and access server, using version 2.6. At my company, Jio India, I have been one of the main people driving adoption of WSO2. In the beginning, we used WSO2 on virtual machines to handle the API and IAM requirements for more than 40 applications. Now we are currently in the process of migrating to WSO2 version 3 with Kubernetes as our orchestration system.

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the great things about WSO2 API Manager is that it is so easy to adopt. And because it's an open source solution, we're able to extend the implementation any time to suit our company needs better."
  • "From a product perspective, the first thing is that although the documentation provided by WSO2 is good, it could be much better. We're in the middle of a complex migration, moving away from VMs to Kubernetes with the latest version of WSO2 and good documentation is essential to us right now."

What other advice do I have?

WSO2 API Manager is a good solution for enterprise API management and, even better, it is free to use the software. If you are doing complex implementations, however, it might benefit you to go with a paid license which will help when you discover any bugs or need extra support that the documentation cannot provide. I would rate WSO2 API Manager an eight out of ten.
Augustine Ayo
Middleware Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Its dashboard allows us to see where transactions are coming from

What is our primary use case?

We are a financial services provider. We have services that we expose for things like investments, policy management, and so on. We have put this on an API Gateway to be able to aggregate all the things that we do for different types of clients with whom we engage.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is quite stable. We've not had any problem. It has made for a good buy because we are finding that other companies that have similar set ups go down maybe once a month."
  • "I would like to see support for non-Java based services. We struggle a bit to be able to deploy and connect our .NET services because of things like data types. We had to map a couple of things. For one solution provider, we had to move them to .NET Core before we could use it properly. I would like to see more agnostic tool service platforms rather than moving it more towards Java or open source."

What other advice do I have?

To cut down on your implementation time, read the documentation. It's long but explanatory. I would rate this solution as an eight (out of 10).
MD
CEO & Co-Founder at a computer retailer with 11-50 employees
Real User
Vendor-free, well implemented and managed, with good documentation

What is our primary use case?

We are solution integrators and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. It is used for integrating and logging data from legacy systems to make it available for other systems within the IT infrastructure in the enterprise. It is also used for data migration and making it available for customers, devices, services, and so on. Essentially, it is for data governance and API governance.

Pros and Cons

  • "The documentation is great; it is always up to date and well-presented."
  • "The initial setup is very complex."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is to first make sure that there are no alternatives that are most cost-effective, such as open-source products. Many of them are much cheaper but are still able to provide the same relevant functionality and the same level of data security. I would say that MuleSoft has the best API manager but it is not the cheapest one and as such, not for everybody. It is not everyone who needs to connect expensive systems together. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
FM
Assistant Vice President at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Intuitive solution with good interface; currently lacks an integrated billing feature

Pros and Cons

  • "Good interface, intuitive solution."
  • "Lacks an integrated billing feature."

What other advice do I have?

The thing is that there are the other API gateways out there as well. There is a tool called Kong and a tool called Tyk, which are open source versions your decision depends upon the scale of the company. If you have someone who can work with open source, I would recommend using Kong. If you have a lot of money, I would suggest Apogee, but Apogee's quite expensive from what I gathered, as is Akana. The problem with Akana and Apogee is that the pricing models are not very clear upfront. It's not easy to know whether you want to invest in them unless it's clear what the cost will be. We always…
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