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Question: How does Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager compare with Amazon API Gateway?
Answer: I have found that Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is the best integration tool out there for API management. It is easy to implement and learn; it provides several options for deployment, (including Cloudhub, On Premise, Hybrid, VPC, etc.); and there are a variety of connector choices available that connect to almost all platforms. Regarding the connectors, it is even operations specific, which allows you to choose the operation that is best suitable for you. Mulesoft is robust, easy to integrate and manage, and even offers training as well as development plans. I appreciate that Mulesoft also has meetup events to keep users up to date on new application features. The only negative about Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager for me is that sometimes the loading time can be slow and the most recent enterprise edition is a little too expensive for my liking. Amazon API Gateway is good for serverless and event-based applications. I like that API requests can be easily created and API paths can be easily mapped. I also like that there is no need to create, nor contain or patch any server. It is easy to deploy and also offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model, so you only have to pay for what you use. Another benefit is that it allows me to monitor API triggers and changes, and supports third-party authorization as well as authentication. And it has a great dashboard too, which is very clear and helpful. The things that bother me about Amazon API Gateway are that sometimes it can be challenging to add client certificates and it requires some extra orchestration, which can be time-consuming. The documentation can certainly use some improvement. I also feel that the response limit size should be dynamic, but it is not. Conclusion: For me the choice between Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway was easy. I would rate Mulesoft a ten out of ten any day.
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"In terms of most valuable features, it would say that it is really easy to start working with it.""Its security feature is the most valuable because it is mainly a security solution. It has easy authentication and authorization, and its integration is also useful.""Amazon stack is easy to use in combination with other Amazon services, so it was a logical continuity.""It's flexible. It was valuable.""It's easy to integrate and provide support for existing AWS services if I use the AWS API gateway.""It is very helpful, with our API-based applications."

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"The most valuable features are API development and API management.""The scalability is good. It's passable.""The solution has been very stable.""The developer portal is easy to integrate. It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and I like the developer portal.""Technical support has been helpful.""The most valuable feature is the scalability.""Whenever there was an issue, the support was excellent.""The most important features are the API management and API development."

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Cons
"The integration could be improved.""The user interface could be improved, as well as customer support and having a local customer representative in a country.""I am not completely satisfied with Technical Support.""It would be useful to have a more complete development environment for the developer, with different integrative capabilities to manage all the life cycles for the API. I think the full version formula for that is really useful. They should improve the development environment for easier integration.""The user interface, in general, can be better. The user interface for the entire Amazon cloud can be more friendly. There are some scenarios that are not really easy to manage and configure through the user interface.""Monitoring could be improved."

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"The pricing is quite expensive. It should be adjusted to make it more affordable for users.""The initial setup, if you go back three or three and a half years, definitely, for us, was complex.""Their analytics needs a lot of improvement. It's really lacking right now.""The most important thing that should be improved is that it is too heavy.""The initial setup is very complex.""The API gateway and API runtime are too heavy, which means that it is not suitable for microservices.""I would like to see more automation. Operations are done manually. It should also automate in the operation.""We find that the enterprise level is lacking scalability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Fees are volume-based."
  • "There are no licensing fees."
  • "I am satisfied with the price."
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  • "The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP."
  • "The pricing is very expensive, although you get a lot of power from the product."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Amazon API Gateway is a platform that supports the creation and publication of API for web applications. The platform can support thousands of simultaneous API calls, and it provides monitoring… more »
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    I have found that Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is the best integration tool out there for API management. It is easy to implement and learn; it provides several options for deployment, (including… more »
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    If you use Azure products, API Management is a great solution. It solves many of the problems of externalizing web services. For example, when you need versioning, establish a developer portal and… more »
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    The Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager was designed with its users in mind. Though it is a reasonably complex piece of software, it is easy to install and upgrade. While there are different things that one… more »
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    The stability overall has been pretty great.
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    I don't have any visibility on the licensing and therefore cannot speak to the exact cost of the product. We are working with a platinum tier and have an unlimited core. It's my understanding is that… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    API Manager is a component of Anypoint Platform for designing, building, managing, and publishing APIs. Anypoint Platform uses Mule as its core runtime engine. You can use API Manager on a public cloud, such as CloudHub, a private cloud, or a hybrid. A hybrid deployment is an API deployed on a private server but having metadata processed in the public cloud.

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    Sample Customers
    Autodesk, Fox Digital Consumer Group, iFlix, UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Miovision, Olympusat, PhotoVogue, Royale International Group, Veracode
    Coca-Cola, Splunk, Citrix, UCSF, Vertu, State of Colorado, National Post, TiVo, Deakin, LLS, Oldcastle Precast, ParcelPoint, Justice Systems, Ube, Sumitomo Corporation, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Groupe Initiatives, Camelot, Panviva
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm38%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Insurance Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Amazon API Gateway is ranked 9th in API Management with 6 reviews while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 3rd in API Management with 12 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.0, while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "Secure, easy to use, includes WAF rules, has responsive technical support, and provides excellent documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager writes "A mature solution with good policy management but can be quite expensive". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, WSO2 API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Layer7 API Management, whereas Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Kong Enterprise, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager report.

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