We set Kong up on AWS and load tested it to get some performance metrics. The setup consisted of three m3.medium EC2 instances; one for Kong, one for Cassandra and a third for an upstream API. After adding the upstream API's upstream_url into Kong we load tested from 1 to 2000 concurrent connections. Complete reproduction instructions are available and we are currently working towards automating a suite of benchmarks to compare against subsequent releases.

Over two minutes 117,185 requests with an average latency of 10ms at 976 requests a second or about 84,373,200 requests a day went through Kong and back with only a single timeout.

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