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

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"The scalability is very good. That was a key factor in the selection, like how it could be pushed to high volume and scalability, which seemed to be very good.""The feature I find most valuable is that this solution allows us to manage our security.""The most valuable feature is the load balancing with the circuit-breaker function.""The portal for developers that this solution provides has great functionality.""It is a good product for API management.""You can set up workflows and write limited pieces of logic."

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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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"It is a young product and does not have the kind of brand recognition that would make it a more popular solution with our clients.""We ran it for a while, but then we decided to move away from Tyk, because Tyk's cloud version, the SaaS version, has a significant limitation of limited flexibility, so you can't program very much.""I would like to see some additional features like having some extensions for .NET core because we use it for our back-end language.""Sometimes when new features are released, they are not immediately stable.""In terms of our usage, the main area of concern is that they tend to build enhancements slightly ahead of the considerations for what those enhancements and extensions are. So it could be slightly better communication with the customer base that would be my main issue with them.""We would like a better tool for generating documentation for the APIs to be developed."

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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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  • "The price is low compared to other products of a similar type."
  • "There are different versions and plans available depending on the requirements, so there is flexibility in terms of the pricing."
  • "It had a free version, which suited many of our needs, but not all, but we were happy to go ahead with the licensed version as well, which is the paid version."
  • "We are using the open-source version of this product, so there are no licensing costs for its use."
  • "The cost curve is far smoother, both in terms of volume and the number of calls it's running on, compared to most competitors. So it's a tad more expensive at the very low end, but the curve is nothing like Apigee or some of the others."
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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 scalability is very good. That was a key factor in the selection, like how it could be pushed to high volume and scalability, which seemed to be very good.
    Top Answer:The pricing is actually quite competitive. In Azure environments, it gets beaten by Microsoft API Gateway, but on the other hand, it offers some features that Microsoft lacks. So it really comes down… more »
    Top Answer:In terms of our usage, the main area of concern is that they tend to build enhancements slightly ahead of the considerations for what those enhancements and extensions are. So it could be slightly… more »
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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.

    Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast and scalable, an API management platform featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. Available in three flavours to best suit your architecture and governance. We offer full cloud or on-premises options, and the best of both worlds with our unique hybrid model. www.tyk.io
    Sample Customers
    British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communications
    Trip Advisor, Juniper Networks, AT&T
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Healthcare Company11%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government7%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Akana API Management is ranked 28th in API Management with 3 reviews while Tyk is ranked 17th in API Management with 6 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 8.4, while Tyk is rated 7.6. 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 Tyk writes "Simple to install, has many features, but lacks support for multiple programming languages". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, whereas Tyk is most compared with Apache APISIX, Traefik Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway and Microsoft Azure API Management.

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