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KrakenD API Gateway

KrakenD API Gateway | 2.2.0

Linux/Unix, Amazon Linux Amazon Linux 2 AMI - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Computer Software

A good solution

  • July 01, 2022
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best about the product?
Session handling is easy using Kraken. it's a good tool.
What do you dislike about the product?
Pricing needs to be reduced. Need to introduce a free plan.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Used for session management in a microservice architecture.


    Mudit M.

Elegant solution for application gateway

  • June 30, 2022
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What do you like best about the product?
The authentication and response manipulation functionality are the best features of KrakenD
What do you dislike about the product?
Restrictions on POST endpoints without plugins.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Application routing, load balancing and centralized authentication


    Banking

Fast and Lightweight

  • June 29, 2022
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best about the product?
- Lighting fast
- Easy to start with
- Feature rich
- Supports variety of backends ( http, amqp etc. )
What do you dislike about the product?
Lack of management dashboard in the open-source version of the product.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Security, observability, service decoupling, protocol termination


    Alex R.

Performant, easily configurable and a great alternative to other solutions

  • June 28, 2022
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What do you like best about the product?
Its documentation and ease of use are very appreciated. I liked a lot its extensibility and the fact that provides awesome performance even in small instances/machines.
What do you dislike about the product?
I'd probably suggest dedicating some efforts towards OpenTelemetry (although that's related to the size of the team supporting all this, mind that is not a huge company even if the quality of the product indicates so!).
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
It allowed me to experiment with multiple APIs and endpoints in a private setup, as a PoC for splitting some services, without the hassle of creating something too coupled to the cloud provider.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Read the documentation, experiment and see the paid version, it may already have what you need.


    Daniel M.

Low learning curve and simplicity by rule

  • June 27, 2022
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best about the product?
Performance is simply amazing: 70k rps with an instance which implies low operating costs

It's a very modular and extensible solution, you can extend its plugins to add your features or needs.

One configuration file.

Amazing features to be free community edition.
What do you dislike about the product?
Documentation was a bit short but it has improved lately.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Integration between some microservices.


    Leisure, Travel & Tourism

Best API Gateway

  • June 25, 2022
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best about the product?
Manage all our microservices in an easy way
What do you dislike about the product?
Sometimes difficult to implement some 'not' standard or complex endpoints
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
No need to expose our endpoints publically and interconnect different endpoints to get unified responses
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Good product to interconnect all your microservices and securitize your apps


    İlhan M.

Powerful, Lightweight and Easy to Implement

  • June 24, 2022
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What do you like best about the product?
KrakenD is very light on resources which allows you to handle great amount of requests on mediocre hardware. Documentation is straightforward. While seeking features for requirements it does not try to sell you some enterprise package for some basic features. KrakenD is a single executable so you don't have to deal with complex installations. KrakenD is stateless and it loads its configuration from a JSON file. You don't have to deal with some database administration.
What do you dislike about the product?
Because KrakenD is stateless if you don't know exactly what you are doing it is easy to cause downtime. They included some nice to have plugins to the enterprise plan that I would like to use with the community edition. Also, the enterprise plan kinda limits the server/pod count that you can use.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
If you need to manipulate request/response bodies, routing requests to different hosts or paths, rate-limiting requests originating from clients or do authentication checks you must give KrakenD a try.


    Sergey C.

KrakenD - my API Gateway choice for advanced architectures

  • June 24, 2022
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What do you like best about the product?
As a freelance architect, I design and implement architectures for various projects. And KrakenD is usually integral part of them.
Scalability and high-load readiness 'out of the box' are precious features.
I especially like and make use of advanced features, like web sockets support, for many fintech projects ability proactively send information from backend to user wallet app for instance is
very important.
What do you dislike about the product?
Some non-technical restrictions can be an issue. Some projects I support wanted to pay in crypto for paid version of KrakenD, but it was not possible. Hopefully it will be resolved in future.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
1) as any API gateway - implement respective architecture approach, business angle - upgradebility, easiness of development, scalability for microservices architecture
2) specifically feature which is KrakenD "only" - communication not only initiated by 'clients', but from backend, can be very precious feature (it is in paid version only)


    Simon H.

Excellent all round tool for handling multiple API functions.

  • June 23, 2022
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best about the product?
Simple, elegant and easy to use due to it's feature set.
What do you dislike about the product?
Would like to see the websockets feature available in the open source version.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We have many source API feeds that need to deliver data to one application. The KrakenD API Gateway was the simplest tool for the job, and the easiest to implement.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Simple. Install it and give it a go. You will be surprised how easy it is to get going.


    Fran H.

Useful and easy to deploy

  • June 23, 2022
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What do you like best about the product?
Quick and easy setup and maintenance, great performance and even better support. Kraken is really useful for us to deal with authentication, throttling and monitoring of our API ecosystem.
What do you dislike about the product?
In our case we had to introduce another layer between Krakend and our microservices in other to orchestrate some simple business rules. It would be fantastic if these really simple rules could be loaded in Krakend in some way, somthing like If-this-thn-that but in a yaml file :)
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
For us, it has been a relief to stop dealing with user authentication at several points of the application, and have throttling tools, and monitoring from day zero.