Tyk Competitors and Alternatives

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Augustine Ayo
Real User
Middleware Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 01 2020

What is most valuable?

The exception and error management have been the most valuable feature. We take steps for how many transactions we can create. It has a dashboard that allows us to see where transactions are coming from, which clients use it more, etc. This… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously what we used to do is deploy different endpoints for different clients that we have onboard. In the last two years, what we've been doing is using API Gateway Manager so we have only one endpoint with different uses.

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).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We've played around with other API managers, like Tyk, and the setup is much simpler. The reason why we took IBM was because of its resilience and name brand. Our clients trust the fact that we are not just going for an open source or free… more»
Real User
CEO & Co-Founder at a computer retailer with 11-50 employees
Apr 03 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable things about this solution are how it is implemented and managed, and that it is vendor-free. For system integrators and analysts, it is pretty clear how this system works. The documentation is great; it is always up to… more»

What needs improvement?

The initial setup is very complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP. You're not obligated but it is better to buy premium and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with other API management systems such as those by Kong and Tyk. Each vendor has its own functionality that you need to know about so that you can work with effectively.

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… more»
Real User
Assistant Vice President at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 09 2020

What is most valuable?

The interface is good. The policies that it uses as opposed to the features that it has in terms of security and the throughput management and those aspects, are intuitive. There's also the ease of use.

What needs improvement?

The product currently doesn't have a feature for integrated billing, so it's on the monitors or EPS, it's something they could add as an additional feature. The other thing is perhaps a SaaS version of Akana would also help.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We tried out the AWS VPN advantage gateway and the other API management. Those products are out of the box and are therefore much simpler to use, but we also wanted to see an on-prem version of it, so that's when we took up Akana.

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… more»
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