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3scale API Management vs. SwaggerHub
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"The gateway is the most valuable feature because it makes it possible for us to gather all traffic into one proxy, which is a good thing.""The most valuable features are the gateway and security features."

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"Code generation is one of the important features of SwaggerHub. We design our API, and we can generate a very rich codebase and add to it. The code generation feature is very valuable.""The most valuable features are the collaboration between multiple teams and the control and distribution of specifications.""It is quite a useful tool. It is quite good with the validation of the spec. It works quite well in terms of errors and conformity to the OpenAPI standard. It is better than Visual Studio Code in terms of editing.""The scalability is endless."

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"We tried to use the portal, but we decided that it wasn't enough. The content management system (CMS) is not easy to use if you want to customize things, and it's hard to get someone who has the knowledge to work with the CMS.""It would be helpful to improve the customization features so that the customer can do it based on their own needs."

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"The review process should be improved. There seem to be some gaps, at least for us, for the editing part because we would like to have a full request review mechanism. They support some comments, but it is really hard to manage those comments. We would like to use the full request. Therefore, we are now looking to integrate with repositories. It has integration with Bitbucket and GitHub, but we have some internal constraints, and we need to move some of the repositories to GitHub. Our source code is on-premise in Bitbucket, and it was a bit of a problem for us to integrate. Now we are transitioning our repositories to GitHub, and hopefully, we can enable the integration. This will probably solve the problem with the review and approval. Its customization should also be improved. There are limitations around the support for the developer portal. There should be more customization options for the website that you can use as a developer portal. Currently, it has only Swagger UI with minimal customization. You cannot actually add additional pages and documentation for explaining concepts and general things. That's why we have started to look around to see what other tools are doing. They should also allow tagging on the API. We would like to add some tagging on the API to reflect certain things. Currently, any metadata that you would like to have has to be a part of the spec. You cannot do anything else. It should also have support for Open API 3.1, which was released at the beginning of the year. It would be great to be able to switch to that.""More integration and usability with the cloud microservices would be nice""SwaggerHub could be improved with better integration for tools.""SwaggerHub lacks in terms of integrations. They have APIs integrated, and they also have some connectors, but they don't have integration with many of the things that we use. For example, for connecting with SVN, we had to implement external scripts. So, they should work on the integration because currently, we have to work on the integration with our DevOps, continuous delivery, or continuous deployment. It would be great if these integrations are built-in. Mainly, we would like it to integrate with SVN and Jira."

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  • "I don't think that 3scale is very expensive."
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  • "It has a yearly subscription, but I am not sure."
  • "The management considers it a bit expensive. At first, we wanted to purchase a license for 100 users, but we went for a license for only 15 users. Its cost is $10,220 per year."
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    Top Answer: 
    The gateway is the most valuable feature because it makes it possible for us to gather all traffic into one proxy, which is a good thing.
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    We tried to use the portal, but we decided that it wasn't enough. The content management system (CMS) is not easy to use if you want to customize things, and it's hard to get someone who has the… more »
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    The most valuable features are the collaboration between multiple teams and the control and distribution of specifications.
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    The management considers it a bit expensive. At first, we wanted to purchase a license for 100 users, but we went for a license for only 15 users. Its cost is $10,220 per year.
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    SwaggerHub could be improved with better integration for tools.
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    Overview

    3scale is an API management platform that delivers flexible, highly scalable solutions to package, distribute, control, and monetize your APIs, giving you the power to make the most of your API program.

    • Share company data, content, or services through Web or mobile applications.
    • Provide an API to external organizations, internal teams, or both.
    • Avoid the hassle and constant maintenance of building a solution from scratch.

    3scale delivers centralized API management features through a distributed, cloud-hosted layer. The platform includes built-in features to help you build a more successful API program, including access control, rate limits, payment gateway integration, and developer experience tools.

    SwaggerHub is an integrated API Development platform, built for teams, that brings the core capabilities of the Swagger framework to design, build, document and deploy APIs. SwaggerHub enables development teams to collaborate and coordinate the entire lifecycle of an API with the flexibility to integrate with the toolset of your choice.

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    Sample Customers
    Victor Ops, Coca Cola, The Telegraph, Skava, Orange, Typeform
    Sonic, Zuora, Woolworths, CrowdFlower
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company5%
    Buyer's Guide
    3scale API Management vs. SwaggerHub
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about 3scale API Management vs. SwaggerHub and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    595,546 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    3scale API Management is ranked 13th in API Management with 2 reviews while SwaggerHub is ranked 12th in API Management with 4 reviews. 3scale API Management is rated 7.0, while SwaggerHub is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of 3scale API Management writes "Gives us an organizational framework for APIs, but CMS is not easy to customize". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SwaggerHub writes "Generates a very rich codebase for our APIs, has comprehensive documentation, and is great for collaboration". 3scale API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect, WSO2 API Manager, Amazon API Gateway and IBM DataPower Gateway, whereas SwaggerHub is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, Apiary and Layer7 API Management. See our 3scale API Management vs. SwaggerHub report.

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