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Morgan Davies
Instaclustr, experts of delivering hosted and managed Apache Cassandra™ services, was an early partner of Mashape whose developers needed an easy path to implement Cassandra clusters to support their Kong deployments. Due to its scalability, reliability, and performance, the Mashape team selected Instaclustr and Cassandra as an initial database solution. Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. It also offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple data centers, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for…
Cooper Marcus
Register today for webinars in late-August, 2017. Each webinar is presented twice, at different times, to make it more likely you’ll find a time that works in your time zone. Intro to Kong covers the basics – you’ll learn how to download, install, and configure Kong to start proxying API requests. Mashape Enterprise details some of the advanced features we’ve released recently. Both webinars will be filled with useful information, and Mashape’s talented Customer Success team will available to answer questions during the presentations. Learn the basics with “Intro to Kong, or go advanced with “Mashape Enterprise” Register today
Marco Palladino
Kong 0.10.3 has been released with a few security fixes and performance improvements, and we recommend to upgrade:

Updates

    Performance has been improved when using the rate-limiting plugin, also reducing the load on the counter datastore. Kong now supports Mutual SSL security between Kong and the final APIs with the “proxy_ssl_certificate” and “proxy_ssl_certificate_key” configuration properties. Fixed a bug (introduced in 0.10.0) that prevented Key Authentication credentials to be sent in the request body. OAuth 2.0 Client Application is checked when refreshing an Access Token. DNS resolution performance has been improved under certain conditions. And much more in the changelog.
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is expanding its global reach. The partnership with XLsoft, a leading value added reseller in Japan, will further Kong’s awareness to leading APAC technology companies. With offices in Tokyo and Irvine, CA, XLsoft offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. The collaboration of Kong and XLsoft will engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to Japanese customers. With nearly 10,000 stars on Github and over 2.5 million downloads, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management layer. Built on top of NGINX, a high-performance web server, Kong is designed to sit…
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is proud to announce a relationship with A.Y. Technologies as its first Professional Services and Referral partner in Canada. Based in Vancouver, B.C., A.Y. Technologies will identify opportunities for Kong Enterprise, as well as offer clients custom plugin development and other service solutions. With over 2.5 million downloads and nearly 10,000 stars on Github, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management platform. Used in mission critical deployments at small and large organizations, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. A.Y. Technologies is a mobile and web application development agency,…
Marco Palladino
Kong 0.10.2 has been released and we highly recommend to upgrade. We’d like to highlight a few important features and fixes it introduces.

Updates

    A new request-termination plugin, which comes handy when you need to temporarily disable an API or block a Consumer. This plugin was generously contributed by Paul Austin. Plugins can now implement a new ‘rewrite()’ handler function, which is a hook in the Nginx phase bearing the same name. Kong does not unconditionally append a trailing slash to the URL of your upstream services anymore. Ability to hide Kong headers in responses. And much more in
Morgan Davies
Mashape is excited to partner with IBM and announce the OpenWhisk plugin for Kong’s API Gateway, available both to the open source community via Apache OpenWhisk and as a commercial offering on Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform. OpenWhisk is a cloud-first distributed event-based programming service, whose serverless architecture accelerates development of small, distinct, and independent actions. By eliminating infrastructure limitations, OpenWhisk enables teams to efficiently work on different pieces of code simultaneously. It provides a programming model to upload event handlers and register the handlers to respond to various events. Now developers can use Kong to invoke Apache OpenWhisk serverless functions…
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is proud to announce a relationship with the OSS Group as its first VAR partner to support New Zealand and Australia. Based in Auckland, the OSS Group offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. Together we aim to engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to customers based in APAC. With nearly 10,000 stars on Github and over 2.5 million downloads, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management platform. Built on top of NGINX, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. Founded in 1995, the OSS Group specialized…
Morgan Davies
Mashape and Kong now offer an official Kubernetes distribution, an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In today’s fast paced world users expect applications to be available around the clock without any downtime; as such, to ensure the best performance developers deploy new application versions multiple times a day. Kubernetes groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. To achieve continuous uptime developers utilize containers to package software, which enables applications to be released and updated efficiently. Kubernetes is an open source platform designed with Google’s accumulated experience…
Morgan Davies
We’re going to AWS re:Invent! Join Mashape and over 24,000 attendees at the largest gathering of global Amazon Web Services community members. Mashape is a proud AWS partner and bronze sponsor of the event. Want to learn more about Kong and meet the team, drop by booth #2633 and say hello. Come learn about Kong, Gelato and Galileo. – How Kong manages your APIs and Microservices – How to install Kong on AWS – How to customize and optimize Kong specifically to your API needs – How to add microservice analytics and an API developer portal Kong Kong is the…
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