Zuplo is redefining what it means to be an API Management platform and is an alternative to Tyk API Management. With Zuplo, you can easily build and share quality APIs with other developers. Compare features, pricing, deployment options, and customizability below.
Occasionally we're asked, "why choose Zuplo versus Tyk API Management? Here are 12 reasons why engineering teams would choose Zuplo over Tyk when publishing a public API or tackling the challenge of multiple teams working on many APIs.
|Feature||Tyk API Management||Zuplo|
|GitOps-enabled||Non-native gitops through Tyk Sync or Tyk Operator. Complex setup and configuration.||Gateway configuration in text files, deeply integrated with GitHub, BitBucket, etc. Deploy with a commit.|
|Single Product||Tyk Open Source, Self-managed and Tyk Cloud have different options and tradeoffs. Most customers trial on Cloud but adopt Self-managed.||There’s only one Zuplo, and it’s always great.|
|High Availability||Pay extra $$$$ for more environments.||Included.|
|Cloud Deployment||Pay extra $$$$ for more than one region.||Works with any cloud and deploys to the edge at 250+ data centers around the world.|
|Scalability||Manually manage scale on your own K8.||Auto-scales with 0ms startup time. Already have customers processing over 1.5B calls per month.|
|Multi-cloud||AWS only for Tyk Cloud. Self-host anywhere for an additional $$$$.||We run at the edge in 250 +data centers worldwide. Securely connect to your API wherever it is hosted.|
|Designed for Programmability||Constrained customizability through plug-ins, with multiple caveats around capability and process management. Complex plug-in API that feels alien to developers.||Zuplo’s policy system was built using the same mechanism you get to use. Easily write code in TypeScript, that runs natively in the gateway.|
|Cost-effective||Pay for redundant environments, more to be globally distributed.||Serverless, global deployment with many environments out of the box.|
|Secure Tunneling Connection Available for any Cloud||Install Self-managed Tyk in VPC||Secure backend connection based on WireGuard technology — wherever you are running: AWS, GCP, Azure, or on-prem.|
|Integrated WAF (Web Application Firewall)||Offer an example WAF plug-in that is “not ready for production”||In partnership with CloudFlare, we offer built-in web application firewall to keep the bad folks at the gates and your API secure.|
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Founded by a product leader who also founded Azure API Management at Microsoft in 2013, but felt the product was stuck in the dark ages and decided to redefine what it means to be an API Management Platform. Read about Zuplo's approach here.
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