The new release boasts a 25% performance increase.

Kong, the San Francisco based API company, has announced the general availability of Kong Enterprise 2.7. The new version delivers 25% faster performance compared to previous versions, the company says. It also offers improved security and streamlined workflows. 

Kong Enterprise is a service connectivity platform that enables organizations to secure, connect and orchestrate their APIs and services across cloud native, hybrid and on-premise environments. 

Managing “trillions of transactions”

Adam Jiroun, Product Marketer for Kong, wrote about the new release in a blog post. “To date, Kong has managed trillions of transactions for customers, partners and our vibrant open source community,” he writes. “To continue this momentum, we’re thrilled to enter 2022 with a new release of Kong Enterprise, version 2.7. “

This release features a 25% increase in throughput performance, Jiroun explains. It also offers increased latency performance over previous versions. With a faster core runtime, Kong Enterprise 2.7 achieved 52,250 transactions per second (TPS) maximum throughput with a 100% success rate (up from 40,625 TPS in 2021). The new release also introduces enhanced capabilities to improve security, streamline workflows, and expand support for event-based and real-time architectures.

Additional features and enhancements include the ability to bulk-apply policies to APIs and developers automatically. There is also an OpenID Connect Configuration wizard for faster authentication setup. The 2.7 release also offers support for new real-time and event-based use cases with Kafka and webhooks.

Partnering for Kubernetes management

“Kong is focused on delivering the technology innovations that matter to our customers – and that means API connectivity solutions that are highly performant, offer better security and more automation and provide the ability for customers to work seamlessly across platforms and software architectures,” said Reza Shafii, VP of product at Kong Inc.

Kong has also started a partnership with enterprise Kubernetes management provider D2iQ. Kristian Györkös, VP of alliances at Kong, commented. “By combining D2iQ’s Kubernetes management across hybrid multi-cloud clusters with the Kong service connectivity platform’s ability to dynamically discover services, enterprises will accelerate the delivery of modern solutions. The joint solution is built on an open architecture that will aid customers as they transition from monolithic to service-based applications.”

The partnership provides organizations with a seamless, secure, and automated approach to deploying services-based applications across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.