Wherever you’re at with your APIs, our Open Source API Gateway can help.
Open up your services with our Open Source API Gateway
Take almost any kind of service (legacy, REST, GraphQL or otherwise) and get it out into the world. Our powerful, lightweight and feature-packed API Gateway does the hard work, so you can get back to creating the cool stuff. You can install it yourself, or use Tyk Cloud to get started instantly with no installation.
Enterprise-grade open source API Gateway
- Manage and secure millions of API transactions/calls
- Access control to keep your APIs safe and secure
- Break down the monolith and build something, better
- Expose REST endpoints or compose data sources into GraphQL
Our open source API Gateway is used by some of the world’s biggest organisations, from financial institutions to governments. But because we’re open-source devs at heart, it’ll be available for free, forever.
Tyk Open Source API Gateway supports access tokens, HMAC request signing, JSON Web tokens, Mutual TLS, OpenID Connect, basic auth, LDAP, Social OAuth (e.g. GPlus, Twitter, Github) and legacy Basic Authentication providers.
Quotas & Rate Limiting
Set rate limiting, request throttling, and auto-renewing request quotas, on a per-API basis, or globally, to manage how your users access your API.
Manage the lifecycle of your APIs using Tyk’s powerful API versioning and sunsetting capabilities.
Notifications and Events
Use our event system to hook into existing infrastructure and get up-to-the-minute notifications when key events happen on your services, APIs, portals or developers.
Mock out APIs
Use our API controls to mock out versions before release. Import API Blueprints from Apiary or Swagger to make it easier than ever to start with Tyk.
Detailed Monitoring and Analytics
Tyk Open Source API Gateway records detailed analytics about how your APIs are being used. View hourly data that can be easily segmented, track upstream latency and chart it for each API you are managing. Native connectors for your business intelligence tooling, including Data Dog, splunk, prometheus, logz.io, Graphana, to mention a few.
Committed to backwards compatibility
Seamlessly update and rollback the Tyk stack with no need for complex database migrations – it just works!
GraphQL Out of the Box
Secure your Graph and apply complex, granular access policies to queries, including rate limiting, quotas, field-level permissions, query-depth guarantees and detailed analytics.
Open Source not Open Core
The same Tyk Open Source API Gateway is used by both community users and the largest enterprise organisations. Our Gateway comes batteries-included, with no feature lockout and no black box, so you know exactly what’s happening to your data.
Truly cloud-native: don’t use a monolith to deliver microservices
The Tyk stack can be deployed anywhere, and can be controlled by your CI/CD pipelines, as well as point and click.
Tyk is developed API-first, so that you can integrate, automate, scale, and build resilience in line with microservice patterns and principles. Basically, we practice what we preach.
Blistering performance, even on commodity hardware
Tyk’s API Gateway is possibly the lightest, performant, and most capable open source solution in the industry. Its only dependency is a small Redis Server.
Whether you’re running Tyk on your laptop, a $5 per month Digital Ocean instance, or dedicated computer, you’ll be getting 10,000’s of requests per second with minimal introduced latency.
Ground-up API Gateway: no compromises and no legacy tech
We still build our software for developers and engineers *first*, and spend most of our time and effort developing our open source code base.
That means there is no legacy proxy underneath Tyk, it’s just Tyk all the way down, from top to bottom. You get complete power and control over requests and responses.
You can write your own custom, pluggable middleware and transform requests at every level – it’s simple to integrate or extend Tyk with a wide range of options.
And, if you run into trouble…
Want to try out the Open Source Gateway without installing it? Grab a free trial account at Tyk Cloud
Need developer portal and analytics, or expert Tyk support? Take a look at the Tyk API Management Dashboard.