AWS API GATEWAY, its use cases, and project ideas

In this article, we are going to discuss API gateway and its various use cases.

What is AWS?

AWS is a secure cloud service platform created by the Amazon organization. AWS can securely store all your files on the cloud so you can access them from anywhere, send bulk emails to your customers, run web and application servers in the cloud to host dynamic websites, and many more. It has tons of services for different industry requirements like EC2, cloud watch, S3, Lambda, etc. You can have all control over any service you want but, you need to pay for it either hourly or monthly basis (depending on the service), and some services are made free for a limited time span.

📕API GATEWAY INTRODUCTION:

Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. APIs act as the “front door” for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your backend services. Using API Gateway, you can create RESTful APIs and WebSocket APIs that enable real-time two-way communication applications. API Gateway supports containerized and serverless workloads, as well as web applications.

Why use API GATEWAY in your app?

before using the API gateway your setup:

After using API GAteway:

Benefits of API Gateway:

1. Efficient API development

2. Performance at any scale

3. Cost savings at scale

4. Flexible security control

5. Load Balancing and Routing

AWS API gateway Use Cases or project ideas :

  1. Build real-time feature toggles with Amazon DynamoDB Streams and Amazon API Gateway WebSocket API
  2. Integrating with Aarogya Setu Open API on AWS to ensure a safe workspace
  3. Using Custom Source Actions in AWS CodePipeline for Increased Visibility for Third-Party Source Control

Companies using API Gateway:

few open-source API gateways is listed below:

1. Kong Gateway

Companies like Nasdaq, Honeywell, Cisco, FAB, Expedia, Samsung, Siemens, and Yahoo Japan extensively use the Kong API gateway.

2. Apache APISIX

Apache ApiSix is being used by companies like 360, HelloTalk, NetEase, TravelSky, and many more.

3.Ocelot

This project aims to use .NET, running microservices or service-oriented architecture that needs a unified point of entry into their system. However, it will work with anything that speaks HTTP and run on any platform that ASP.NET Core supports.

Conclusion:

API gateway is a service provided by AWS that helps in creating Restful API.WAF is a popular API gateway service that helps to detect inappropriate words used on the internet.

So that’ all in this article meet you in next article.

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