Tyk vs Mulesoft – evaluating API management alternatives

Choosing between Tyk and Mulesoft? Here’s what you need to consider.

Tyk is faster, more affordable, is more usable
and more highly rated by users.

Tyk is the Platform that teams prefer

Tyk is the highest scoring API Management platform on Gartner Peer Reviews and G2, with scores of x and x respectively. Mulesoft doesn’t get such glowing reviews, only managing x and x.

So don’t trust our marketing (or theirs), listen to our users.

Tyk is Open Source

We are open-source, with a vibrant community of developers and contributors, Tyk continuously evolves and improves, ensuring that we stay at the forefront of API management technology and there are no black-boxes to install.

Tyk is Cost-Effective

Our “batteries-included” approach offers all the features you need right out of the box, without the need for costly upgrades or hidden fees. In contrast, Mulesoft’s pricing can be quite steep and can increase rapidly over time.


Our flexibility and customizability set it apart from Mulesoft. Technical teams can easily build custom plugins, tailor the platform to their specific needs, and integrate it seamlessly with their existing infrastructure. This level of customization ensures that Tyk can adapt and grow with your business, providing a future-proof API management solution.

Scalable and Performance

Our lightweight and fast architecture make Tyk a highly scalable solution, perfect for technical teams managing APIs in a rapidly growing business. Tyk has much faster throughput and much lower latency. 

Our team of architects are practised in supporting teams in migrating away from Mulesoft, onto a modern, cloud-native Tyk architecture. We can make this process efficient, quick and low risk.

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