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"Good interface, intuitive solution."

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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.""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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"Lacks an integrated billing feature."

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"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.""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"

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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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    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… more »
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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… more »
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    We hope to use it for the design of the API and for the entry point of the documentation to help the consumers of the API in understanding the API and specifications.
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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.

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    British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communications
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm9%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
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    Akana API Management is ranked 24th in API Management with 1 review while SwaggerHub is ranked 15th in API Management with 3 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 7.0, while SwaggerHub is rated 8.4. 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 SwaggerHub writes "Generates a very rich codebase for our APIs, has comprehensive documentation, and is great for collaboration". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and Tyk, whereas SwaggerHub is most compared with Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apiary and Stoplight.

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