by Tony Harris
• February 22, 2021
Whether you work for a startup or a giant corporation, your organization likely needs a reliable API management solution that helps all of your SaaS apps communicate with each other. The following article compares Tyk and Akana to help you decide whether one of them could meet your needs.
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Tyk is an open-source API SaaS suite of products that work on-premises or on a cloud server. The company offers tiered pricing that helps clients save money by only paying for the features they use.
Tyk has been serving a wide range of businesses, including small companies and enterprise organizations, from its London office since 2014. Over the years, it has earned a positive reputation for providing reliable API gateway and management services.
Tyk offers a surprisingly long list of features that can help you manage and secure your applications. Some features that you might find useful include Tyk’s:
Tyk focuses on microservices, but you can access plugins that help it connect to more diverse applications.
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Akana stands out as an API management platform that lets users manage the full API lifecycle, deploy apps across multiple cloud infrastructures and ensure regulatory compliance. Clients can also access a broad spectrum of features that make API management and creation more intuitive.
The company has been operating since 2001, so has had longer to test it’s product within the market, refine its features and articulate its benefits to the API management community.
Akana highlights seven key features of its enterprise API platform:
If you don’t think Tyk or Akana sound like good options for you, there are a multitude of other API management platforms including:
DreamFactory provides a comprehensive API management solution with a range of user friendly features. Many users prefer DreamFactory because it offers:
DreamFactory can even automatically update your SOAP APIs into restful APIs to improve access control and give you more flexibility. Start your free trial to help you decide whether DreamFactory has the features that you want for your organization. You can choose a hosted trial or talk to an integration expert about an on-premises solution.
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