by Tony Harris • February 16, 2021
As companies adopt more apps and microservices they need reliable ways for them to interact with each other and legacy systems. API management platforms offer the best way to open communication between diverse digital assets. As you explore API management platforms, you will probably learn about Kong and Dell Boomi. The following article compares some of their features to help you determine whether investment in these platforms is worthwhile or whether other API management platforms may offer a better fit.
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Kong advertises itself as “service connectivity for modern architectures.” To meet that goal, it provides an open-source approach to API management. The software has built-in, native functionality for Kubernetes and multi-clouds.
The open-source nature of Kong makes it a strong option for IT teams with plenty of DevOps experience. The developer portal makes it possible for them to customize connectors, establish automation, add plugins, and perform other tasks. It doesn’t take significant experience to use the developer portal. Familiarity with Java will get users started.
Some reasons that businesses choose Kong include features like its ability to:
No one doubts that Kong has a lot going for it. At the same time, it isn’t the perfect fit for every organization. Visit the DreamFactory features page to see why it might make more sense for you to choose a no-code API solution.
Dell Boomi does more than an integration platform that helps companies connect SaaS applications, legacy systems, and web apps. The software also acts as an iPaaS solution, prepares data and improves business workflows.
Many of the features that come with Dell Boomi make it a good API management platform, though, so plenty of organizations choose it for full life cycle API management.
Dell Boomi offers a relatively straightforward approach to creating and managing APIs. Beginners can get started by:
Other features that make Dell Boomi useful include its:
Dell built Boomi with enterprises in mind. The pricing and features don’t really match the needs of startups and SMBs. Larger businesses, however, may find the API management platform useful.
If Kong and Dell Boomi don’t sound like the right API solution for your organization, you might take some time exploring the following alternatives:
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