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"Good interface, intuitive solution."

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"The central monitoring feature is the most valuable. It also provides security for the APIs and high availability for our use cases. Apigee is the best product in the industry in comparison to other API management solutions. It helps in fast development, which is a top point. It also supports a lot of industry standards and has excellent documentation.""The flexibility allows you to quickly run a cloud-native application architecture.""A very functional solution.""Apigee is a strong-featured solution. It leads in Gartner Quadrant ratings and it is a full-slated API solution that has the features that an API gateway requires.""Apigee gives you plenty of opportunities to set up your workspace depending on how you want to manage your APIs.""The capabilities are very powerful.""It is scalable.""There is plenty of support documentation available."

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Cons
"Lacks an integrated billing feature."

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"In terms of the functionalities of a typical API gateway, Apigee is actually doing its job, but when it involves integration with backend applications, which some gateways have, I don't believe it has this functionality. You have to do Java or do some other low-level coding before you are able to do the integration. Apigee has a lot of components, which means that management will be a bit difficult. It probably has ten different components, and all of these components leverage open-source utilities, such as NGINX. When those open-source vendors upgrade their utility, Apigee usually lags behind because they need to do a lot of tests and any required development in their own platform. They need to do rigorous testing to make sure that nothing breaks. Because of that, it takes them a while to upgrade whatever components have been upgraded by the open-source vendor that owns the utility. We've been chasing them for a particular upgrade for well over a year and a half, and they have not done that upgrade. It is creating a security risk for us as an enterprise, but that upgrade has not been done, even though the open-source vendor, the owner of the utility, has upgraded it a long time ago.""Apigee does not have a testing feature.""The cost of the solution is quite high.""Could be more user friendly.""The caching capabilities are somewhat limited. This is more on the developer-oriented capabilities.""Access restrictions can be improved.""It would be good if the Apigee management allowed us to be able to consolidate many operations into single one for the gateway functionality.""The ability to work across different management solutions in a plug and play fashion would make it easier for faster uptake."

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  • "The cost of the licensing is based on the number of API calls that are made."
  • "It is not suited for small companies. It's expensive."
  • "It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors."
  • "We have a contract for three years. I don't know the cost."
  • "I would like to see the implementation of further options for billing because as it is now, the opportunities you have in terms of a package are limited."
  • "The iicense is subscription-based."
  • "It is a bit on the expensive side. Its licensing cost is a bit high, and that's where we've seen people going back on their decisions."
  • "The price of Apigee could be less expensive. The solution can be purchased monthly or annually."
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    Overview

    Akana helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations.

    Apigee Edge, the self-service API management platform, enables companies to secure, scale, manage, and analyze their digital business, and grow API programs to meet the increase in demand. Edge enables enterprises to design and build the APIs that securely share their services and data.

    Key capabilities of the Apigee Edge API management platform include:

    • Security: protect APIs, messages, and backends with configurable policies such as OAuth, API key verification, XML/JSON threat protection, access control.
    • API gateway: secure and mediate the traffic between clients and backends, and between a company’s APIs and the developers, customers, partners, and employees who use the APIs.
    • Developer portal: attract and engage application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase (or profit from), and test APIs and register to access and use the APIs.
    • API lifecycle management: manage the process of designing, developing, publishing, deploying, and versioning APIs.
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    Sample Customers
    British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communications
    Adobe, advance.net, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, Pearson
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm9%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer17%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Akana API Management is ranked 24th in API Management with 1 review while Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 29 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 7.0, while Apigee is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Akana API Management writes "Intuitive solution with good interface; currently lacks an integrated billing feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Apigee writes "Good analytics, rich developer portal, and definitely stable". Akana API Management is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, SwaggerHub and Tyk, whereas Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and 3scale API Management.

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