API Gateway

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 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.

Some of the most exciting innovations wouldn’t be possible without APIs. They let you expose your services and data to the world and make the most of your legacy applications. They also power microservices and the internet of things.

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

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.

  1. Authentication

    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.

  2. 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

  3. Version Control

    Manage the lifecycle of your APIs using Tyk’s powerful API versioning and sunsetting capabilities.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Committed to backwards compatibility

    Seamlessly update and rollback the Tyk stack with no need for complex database migrations – it just works!

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 thousands 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…

Access simple to use documentation and passionate open source community support via our Community Forum and Documentation.

Need developer portal and analytics, or expert Tyk support? Take a look at the Tyk API Management Dashboard.

Want some more?

Power up your API Management with Tyk Dashboard, find out more about Tyk Open Source, or download the Tyk API Gateway from Github.

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