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We performed a comparison between Akana API Management and SwaggerHub based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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

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"You can click & play and add the notation in a human-readable form. Spotlight is also very good in the graphical design of APIs.""The scalability is endless.""It is a stable solution.""I rate the solution's stability a ten out of ten.""The tool's most valuable feature is licensing.""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.""The product's initial setup phase was easy and not at all difficult."

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

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"More integration and usability with the cloud microservices would be nice""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.""It could be more intuitive compared to one of its competitors.""We have to use additional tools to test APIs.""SwaggerHub's UI needs to be improved as it looks very old school.""It has limited functionality...Unfortunately, some of its features are not what we need.""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.""SwaggerHub could be improved with better integration for tools."

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  • "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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  • "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."
  • "The tool is cheap."
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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:The tool's most valuable feature is licensing.
    Top Answer:We have to use additional tools to test APIs.
    Top Answer:The company I work for purchased SwaggerHub with the intent to use it for a certain period of time. I use SwaggerHub in my company for testing purposes, especially testing the APIs.
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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.

    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.

    Sample Customers
    British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communications
    Sonic, Zuora, Woolworths, CrowdFlower
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Akana API Management is ranked 28th in API Management with 3 reviews while SwaggerHub is ranked 16th in API Management with 10 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 8.4, while SwaggerHub is rated 7.8. 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 SwaggerHub writes "Simplifies API design and development for developers". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and Kong Gateway Enterprise, whereas SwaggerHub is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway and RapidAPI.

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