We performed a comparison between Amazon API Gateway and Apigee based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Amazon API Gateway has a slight edge in this comparison due to it being the less expensive solution.
"It is easy to set up. It is also quick to deploy."
"It is a stable solution."
"What I like best about Amazon API Gateway is that it's simple to use, easy to set up, and you can quickly get it up and running. It's a very user-friendly solution. I also didn't experience any issues in terms of Amazon API Gateway interface, integration, or monitoring. The solution runs smoothly."
"In terms of scalability, I haven't encountered any issues with API Gateway. We've significantly increased our traffic from hitting it once or twice a minute to now hitting it ten to fifteen times within a minute. In an hour, we're receiving hundreds of hits. So, it's performing excellently."
"The most valuable feature is it has lots of integration."
"The solution is a managed service and requires minimal configuration, which makes it easy to launch an API."
"The most valuable feature in Amazon API Gateway is the itinerary release."
"It allows us to expose our APIs and provides tools for managing them."
"The ability to convert from language to language using a single tool."
"I simply like how you can personalize your products and put them into product categories. That's what I like the most."
"This is a front-layer gateway that helps to improve our overall performance."
"Apigee is a great product with good feedback and recommendations from clients."
"Apigee makes proxy management very simple."
"The use case which I have installed serves the intended purpose."
"I think the most valuable features are the security features. Of course, the user access control is the same as the security. The other very important issue is the sandboxing capability of Apigee."
"The user interface could be improved, as well as customer support and having a local customer representative in a country."
"Amazon API Gateway is not as complete as Apigee and needs to be improved by adding more features to become a more robust application."
"The pricing could be improved. In cases where customers require real-time sync or real-time calling groups with IoT, the volume of data and time lag become a concern."
"There are certain restrictions that cannot be implemented without web access."
"Currently, I'm not facing any issues with Amazon API Gateway, which satisfies my requirements. I'm pretty happy with what Amazon API Gateway offers, but as its pricing is on the higher side, that's one area for improvement in the solution. What I'd like to see in the next release of Amazon API Gateway is an improvement in the status checks you get from the monitoring feature of the solution. Currently, you get the number of requests received, the number of reports, etc., but if there are more details than what's given by Amazon API Gateway, that will improve the solution."
"I believe better governance and monitoring features would be beneficial."
"From a use cases perspective, you need to have an internal and external gateway. AWS can only handle external traffic so has to be used together with another solution."
"We would like to see more UI-based monitoring."
"An area for improvement would be to provide more information while troubleshooting."
"I would like to see the support improved. I think the time frame should be shorter for responses when it comes to technical support. This is not the ideal situation you want to be in when you need support."
"The solution is pretty expensive."
"They need to work on the cost of the solution."
"It is an expensive solution."
"Sometimes there are glitches, which means there's still room for improvement in the platform."
"The pricing for the product was a bit higher. I also found it challenging to manage sometimes."
"The initial setup is not straightforward, particularly for hybrid solutions."
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a "front door" for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.
Apigee is a platform for developing and managing APIs. Apigee offers an interface for your core services by wrapping them with a proxy layer which is then accessed by other developers. With Apigee, you can design and build APIs and then securely share their services and data without exposing any code.
Because app developers make HTTP requests to an API proxy rather than directly to your services, your services are separated from the developers. All the developer needs to know is the URL of the API proxy endpoint, necessary query parameters, authorization credentials (if they exist), and the response data format.
The API proxy isolates the app developer from your backend service. Therefore, you are free to change the service implementation if the public API remains consistent. By maintaining a consistent frontend API, existing client apps will continue to work regardless of changes on the backend.
Key capabilities of the Apigee API management platform include:
Reviews from Real Users:
Apigee stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Several major ones are its rich developer portal, its advanced analytics, and its central monitoring system.
Carlos R., a software architect at Caja Los Andes writes, “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.”
An associate vice president at a tech services company notes, “The analytics function and the developer portal are the two valuable features of Apigee. The analytics part is very good, and the developer portal is quite rich in features. The authentication mechanisms are quite easily built into Apigee, which is something that most of the other products have also now started supporting.”
Amazon API Gateway is ranked 3rd in API Management with 16 reviews while Apigee is ranked 2nd in API Management with 36 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.6, while Apigee is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "Easy initial setup and highly stable solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Apigee writes "Good automation and documentation with good performance". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise, WSO2 API Manager and Layer7 API Management, whereas Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, IBM API Connect, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager and Layer7 API Management. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. Apigee report.
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