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Marco Palladino
As we’re approaching 1M downloads we wanted to be sure to build for the long term and support the community with an API Gateway focused on reliability, efficiency and speed. We are happy to announce that Kong 0.9 has been released after a few months of intense refactoring and improvements. This is the biggest release since we started the project, and will set a solid foundation for the months to come. Check the full changelog.

New CLI and Configuration

We are introducing a new CLI and a new configuration format to make Kong easier to use in a bigger…
Morgan Davies
  Mashape is proud to announce an integration with GitHub! In addition to being the largest and most respected Git repository hosting service, GitHub also has an extensive list of tools to help you build software faster and more efficiently. You can now find Gelato, Mashape’s API Dev Portal, listed in GitHub’s Integrations Directory. With Gelato you can create great guides, import documentation from Swagger, API Blueprint, or RAML and experience a feature rich reference editor and automatic API explorer. When combined with Kong, the most popular open source API management platform, Gelato provides a seamless experience for…
Mashape is excited to announce our partnership with Datadog. Through an integration with Kong, the most widely used open-source API management platform, Datadog is now available to everyone in our community. Kong features a plugin-oriented architecture which allows you to set up authentication, transformations, security, and manage traffic controls. With the Datadog plugin you can log API metrics like request count, request size, response status and latency to the local Datadog Agent. Additionally, Datadog’s Agent has been updated to collect Kong’s connection and database details. Kong Plugin Configuration Configuring the plugin is straightforward, you can add it on…
The Galileo Team has been hard at work rebuilding the backend to scale and support the billions of incoming request / response data sent across multiple agents. Due to these infrastructure changes we have decided to make some slight adjustments to our plans. Going forward from today we will no longer be offering the Free Forever plan. The Free Forever plan had a good run and brought some great feedback, but it’s time to move on to a brighter and better platform. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in it. Going forward, after the 14-Day trial, accounts will be…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.8.3) ships with some bugfixes:

Updates

    Fixed an edge case that was preventing new nodes from properly registering themselves into the “nodes” table. Fixed a bug that was occurring when using OAuth 2.0 and Postgres. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Cassandra or PostgreSQL?

With the release of Kong 0.8.x you can now finally decide to use either Cassandra or PostgreSQL for storing your data. Cassandra and Postgres are two different databases with different engines that serve different use-cases. We recommend using Cassandra in multi-datacenter setups,…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.8.2) ships with some fixes and improvements:

Updates

    The Mashape Analytics plugin is now called “Galileo”, and added support for Galileo v3. The Response Rate Limiting plugin introduces a new “block_on_first_violation” property, and sends usage headers to the upstream APIs. OAuth 2.0 now supports multiple redirect URIs. Fixed many bugs in the Loggly, JWT, Request Transformer, IP Restriction and CORS plugins. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

PostgreSQL support!

In case you missed the previous announcement, Kong 0.8.x now finally supports both Cassandra and PostgreSQL. You…
Marco Palladino
The first public release of Kong was launched on April 27th, 2015. We are happy to announce that yesterday Kong turned 1 year old, and we are going to take this chance to recap what happened during the long and intense past 12 months.

Adoption

Kong is the most popular open source API & Microservice management gateway currently on GitHub, having just crossed 5,000 stars. Although Kong is still pre-1.0 its production usage has been growing intensively in the past 12 months, reaching about 40,000 running active instances per month. (The chart above is not cumulative) Kong is…
Marco Palladino
The latest update of Kong (0.8.1) ships with some fixes and improvements:

Updates

    Kong now adds the “X-Forwarded-Host” and “X-Forwarded-Prefix” headers to the upstream request. The Datadog plugin now also logs consumer information. Fixed some database bugs that involved migrations and full-updates. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

PostgreSQL support!

In case you missed the previous announcement, Kong 0.8.x now finally supports both Cassandra and PostgreSQL. You can now decide if you want to use Kong with the eventual consistency model of Cassandra, or the ease of use of Postgres. This…
BNC is the leading data vendor in the Bitcoin & Blockchain industry and has recently released a full API catalog via Mashape’s Marketplace. “Bitcoin and the other 100 Digital Assets are an exciting, brand new Asset-Class. With trading exceeding $40B USD per annum & over $1.5B venture capital invested into countless blockchain applications, this ecosystem is growing fast and new applications are being announced every week”, said Fran Strajnar, Co-Founder & CEO of Bravenewcoin.com BNC has developed a next generation data engine which taps into every trading platform on the planet, as well as bitcoin and several other blockchains,…
Marco Palladino
We are happy to announce Kong 0.8.0 with PostgreSQL support, plus two new official plugins and many other improvements:

Updates

    PostgreSQL 9.4+ support. You can now choose to use Cassandra or PostgreSQL as Kong’s datastore. New LDAP Authentication plugin. New StatsD logging plugin. Configurable Cassandra read/write consistency. And more.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Kong meets PostgreSQL!

  Finally Kong ships with one of the most requested features by the community. You can now choose which underlying datastore you want to use with Kong between Cassandra or PostgreSQL. Cassandra comes with…
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