We are utilizing Apigee as a means to host and manage our internal APIs. This involves creating an Apigee proxy that acts as a reverse proxy and hosting it on our gateway. When external customers want to use and monetize our internal APIs, we use Apigee to host them. Additionally, for internal applications that require interaction with our existing APIs, we also host them on Apigee.
I have been using Apigee for approximately two years.
Apigee is scalable. It can handle a decent amount of traffic.
We have 15 architects and developers using this solution in my organization.
The technical support team is not good. The support is not proactive. Google is a heavyweight in the industry, its support may not be as good as that of other industry partners. It is possible that Google's market dominance may have made them complacent in terms of support.
I rate the support Apigee a seven out of ten.
The initial setup of the solution is easy. The setup is being handled by Google, you only need to request a new setup and procure a license for the solution. Google takes care of everything else.
The current version of Apigee is not too expensive, but we are currently in talks with Google to understand their roadmap for Apigee X. However, we anticipate that with the introduction of Apigee X, the pricing will likely increase.
When comparing this solution to others, such as Axway AMPLIFY API Management Layer7 API Management, Apigee is a more stable and mature solution. Being a SaaS platform, you do not need to worry about deployment, scalability, server performance, and other related issues. However, with the upcoming release of Apigee X, there may be some constraints applied to the current version. If you choose to continue using Apigee it is a good choice.
I rate Apigee a nine out of ten.