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We performed a comparison between Akana API Management and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"Good interface, intuitive solution.""The tool's authentication mechanism is easy to implement. We had to define a few parameters.""It allowed us to publish and replace pre-essential transactions in one place, with a uniformity in terms of control and policies."

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"All API usage is now governed and tracked.""The Gateways are communicating with a Management Service, which lives in the Cloud, to send usage information or to fetch changes for the deployed APIs.""I find the customizable dashboards convenient. When you have a privatized dashboard, it's easy to log in, get an immediate snapshot of what's happening, and quickly address any problems.""The solution is stable.""Oracle's APIP CS is a platform capable for consistently covering the complete API Lifecycle from design to retirement, supporting an API-first approach.""The most valuable features are the easy integration with the Oracle cloud, and that it's easy to use.""Oracle API Platform Cloud Service's UI is quite user-friendly and supports a hybrid deployment model."

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Cons
"The product has new features that we are going to implement in the next few months, such as API management and analytic reporting.""Lacks an integrated billing feature.""Akana API Management needs to improve its documentation."

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"Oracle API Platform Cloud Service provides an API documentation tool, which is quite outdated.""In the next release, I would like to see more security policies and for it to include an on-cloud gateway.""There should be closer integration between the API Platform Cloud Service and the Identity Cloud Service to allow IDCS Applications, protecting backend systems, to be linked to the API Applications that consumers use to access APIs.""I would like to see enhanced support for SOAP Service and the corresponding WS-Security policies.""The solution's cost in terms of scaling could be better.""Even when an API is functioning correctly, there seems to be a glitch within OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For us, the pricing and licensing policies were for an on-premise installation with a fixed cost structure, that matched our budgeting policies."
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  • "The pricing is for each logical gateway (a logical gateway can have multiple physical nodes)."
  • "The solution is expensive to scale."
  • "Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is a cheap solution."
  • "Pricing depends on the specific services used."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The tool's authentication mechanism is easy to implement. We had to define a few parameters.
    Top Answer:Akana API Management needs to improve its documentation.
    Top Answer: I find the customizable dashboards convenient. When you have a privatized dashboard, it's easy to log in, get an immediate snapshot of what's happening, and quickly address any problems.
    Top Answer:Pricing depends on the specific services used. Some services are more affordable compared to other platforms, while some are more expensive. It also depends on the client's budget.
    Top Answer:Even when an API is functioning correctly, there seems to be a glitch within OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure). We occasionally need to refresh and wait; then the same API starts working again. I'm… more »
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    28th
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    Average Words per Review
    208
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    8.0
    26th
    out of 66 in API Management
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    3
    Average Words per Review
    560
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    7.3
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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.

    Oracle API Platform Cloud Service enables companies to thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing the full API lifecycle from design and standardization to documenting, publishing, testing and managing APIs. These tools provide API developers, managers, and users an end-to-end platform for designing, prototyping. Through the platform, users gain the agility needed to support changing business demands and opportunities, while having clear visibility into who is using APIs for better control, security and monetization of digital assets.

    Sample Customers
    British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communications
    API Matic, Trunk Club
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Akana API Management is ranked 28th in API Management with 3 reviews while Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is ranked 26th in API Management with 7 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 8.4, while Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Akana API Management writes "Authentication mechanism is easy to implement but improvement is needed in documentation ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle API Platform Cloud Service writes "An affordable solution that supports hybrid installation, but is quite heavy and unstable". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas Oracle API Platform Cloud Service is most compared with Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway and Kong Gateway Enterprise.

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