Xinja deploys Kong to better control its APIs, microservices – Finance – Cloud

Xinja has deployed an open up source API administration system from US-based mostly cloud connectivity corporation Kong to speed up products and assistance improvement, as the Australian neobank prepares to crack into new markets.

The electronic lender uncovered its choose-up of the assistance connectivity system, Kong Organization, on Thursday to support it “regulate all exterior-dealing with API targeted visitors and support handle continued targeted visitors expansion”.

The system, which will electrical power Xinja’s “microservices-pushed cellular banking platform” and make it possible for it to quickly create new products and products and services, is explained “as the anxious technique of the cloud” aimed at simplifying API and microservices administration across clouds.

Xinja stated by working with Kong Enterprise it would be ready to “more efficiently join, protected and regulate all of its APIs and products and services, whilst making sure architectural overall flexibility and scalability as the corporation continues to grow”.

Having amassed far more than twenty five,000 customers due to the fact its launch a few yrs ago, a lot of of which have been usurped from bricks-and-mortar banks, Xinja is now hunting further than traditional banking products to individual financial loans and properties, and far more not long ago, share buying and selling.

The lender stated the lending system, which whilst nevertheless in improvement is anticipated to be released in the coming months, will “see the first introduction of Kong into Xinja’s infrastructure”. 

“Our lending origination companion required us to expose our APIs in a way that was protected and compliant with OIDC [OpenID Connect] criteria,” Xinja co-founder and head of architecture Rohan Sharp stated.

“This was quick with Kong not only could we comply with business criteria, but we could safeguard our APIs and internal landscape quickly and with very low possibility – whilst minimising impacts on Xinja’s existing infrastructure.”

The system, which is also made use of by other Australian economic establishments like NAB, will make it possible for Xinja to “open up its APIs in an efficient, fast and scalable way” to the two expose products and services and support the crew to “structure and protected the APIs”.

Kong Organization also provides 3rd-celebration builders an quick way to entry the bank’s APIs by a general public-dealing with developer portal, which Xinja stated would be critical “as the business moves in the direction of open up banking and far more 3rd-celebration get started to engage”.

Xinja will also leverage open up source Kuma control airplane know-how for universal assistance mesh inside of Kong Organization, which will make it possible for its crew to “apply steady guidelines and entry controls across its internal microservice landscape”.

Sharp stated that simply because Kong’s system was cloud- and Kubernetes-indigenous, it created perception for Xinja as the neobank’s “technology is developed on microservices working with containerised and serverless deployments”.

“It sits nicely in our know-how stack as a containerised assistance deployable in our ecosystem, generating it quick to regulate and deploy, just like any of our other products and services on Xinja’s system,” he stated.

“Most importantly, Kong allows us to innovate at the highest degree and bring present day banking to Australia.”