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Top 10 services Apache APISIX use-cases

Are you wondering what’s Apache APISIX, and who uses it? Well, this blog post is for you.

Apache APISIX is a lightweight, fast, independently deployable, highly-scalable, and open-source API Management solution. Apache APISIX is one of the fastest-growing top projects of the Apache Software Foundation like Apache Kafka, Spark, Cassandra, Hadoop, Tomcat, Camel, and so on.

Apache APISIX API Management Solution

A wide variety of companies and organizations use APISIX across every continent of the globe for research and commercial products in production.

OP 10 companies and services that use Apache APISIX

In this post, we made a list of the TOP 10 companies and services that use Apache APISIX to manage their mission-critical and large-scale API traffic.

1. Tencent Cloud

Tencent Cloud is a secure, reliable, and high-performance cloud computing service. As of now, Tencent has landed Apache APISIX for more than ten teams within Tencent, with massive daily business request traffic exceeding one billion. At the same time, the team has also developed more than ten features for Apache APISIX, including Service Discovery, RPC Protocol Conversion, and connection with the monitoring platform. Tencent teams are still maintaining Apache APISIX’s features for Tencent and keeping cooperating with the Apache APISIX community.

2. Airwallex

As a global fintech company, Airwallex has built a global financial platform, with its payment network covering more than 50 currencies in over 130 countries and regions worldwide. In these complex business scenarios, Airwallex chooses Apache APISIX to make an intelligent routing solution, and the Apache APISIX gateway decides where the data should be processed.

3. Zoom

Zoom, has become a popular meeting tool for home office, online teaching, and social scenarios. APISIX Ingress Controller plays an important role in Zoom’s continuous delivery pipeline, releasing the pressure on project management, application development, environment management, and middleware and infrastructure management.

4. WPS

WPS(Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheets) is currently the largest domestic office software manufacturer, its products include a free all-in-one WPS Office suite that’s highly compatible with Microsoft Office, Kdocs, Docer, and so on. Apache APISIX at WPS is currently responsible for providing gateway services to the mid-stage business that handles tens of billions of API calls per day, with peak QPS (Queries-per-second) exceeding 1.2 million.

5. Trendyol

Trendyol is an e-commerce platform based in Turkey, with its headquarters located in Istanbul. Trendyol is making use of many APISIX plugins to enable rich traffic management features and the Trendyol engineering team contributes regularly to new Plugin development.

6. Weibo

Weibo is a Chinese microblogging website. It is one of the biggest social media platforms in China, with over 582 million monthly active users. It uses APISIX under the hood as a cloud-based micro-services API gateway to resource routing, handle authentication, and security, and manage the high traffic from 252 million active users daily.

7. Vivo

Vivo is a Chinese multinational technology company that designs and develops smartphones, smartphone accessories, software, and online services. It is among the top 10 smartphone makers in the global smartphone industry. Vivo also leverages the power of APISIX solutions to efficiently and securely connect any API with different communication protocols.

8. European eFactory Platform

The EFPF federation offers a range of tools and services. Many of these provide one or more API’s that may be used by other external tools and services or by developers in Europe. Through the use of Apache APISIX API Gateway, the EFPF platform can monitor, control and analyze usage of the APIs available to better understand how they are used.

9. Copernicus Reference System Software

Copernicus is the European Union's Earth observation program, looking at our planet and its environment to benefit all European citizens. It offers information services that draw data from the satellite Earth Observatory. The information services provided are free and openly accessible to users. Copernicus considers the ingress controller APISIX as the best fit for their Reference System infrastructure project.

10. CCTV

Last but not least, APISIX will be used by CCTV (China Central Television) for live streaming of the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 in China. Billions of people are going to watch football matches with high quality.

Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 with Apache APISIX


We have shown a short list of some services and research programs that take benefit from APISIX, you can read more about other success stories on the APISIX website.

Related resources

WPS use-case.

Tencent Cloud shared their practice on APISIX.

Airwallex use-case.

Zoom uses APISIX Ingress Controller.

Weibo API Gateway customization.

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