We performed a comparison between Amazon API Gateway and Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager 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 because it received higher marks than Mulesoft Anypoint API in the setup and pricing categories.
"Amazon API Gateway can integrate with ECS and Lambda."
"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."
"It is a stable solution."
"All information and data needs to be sanitized before it enters a private domain and we use this solution to do this."
"Amazon stack is easy to use in combination with other Amazon services, so it was a logical continuity."
"The solution is stable."
"t is easy for integrations if it is deployed in AWS Services."
"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."
"We have all the policies available via drag and drop. It made it very easy."
"Its best feature is that its plugins are somewhat unique in the market. We have budgets, Prime membership, and pre-plugins available in the marketplace that we can use immediately."
"We can use both on-premises and cloud setups."
"When using the Mulesoft Anypoint Platform, it has a wide range of connectors that are readily available to connect with the multiple applications."
"The ease of policy maintenance and API functionality are key features for me. They streamline business processes by allowing configurable control over policies, instead of writing codes and making maintenance more straightforward."
"The initial setup was straightforward."
"The tool has a private area. It also has a cloud deployment option."
"MuleSoft has given the API solution a 3-tiered architecture. This means that there are multiple channels available in one application. The usability is very high."
"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."
"When it comes to DDoS protection, I would like to see that become available at the API Gateway level."
"There are certain restrictions that cannot be implemented without web access."
"The solution could improve signature validation."
"We would like to see more UI-based monitoring."
"Its support for SAM integration could be made more accessible."
"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."
"API Gateway lacks some governance features that MuleSoft offers, and there are additional features that could make it even better."
"The solution's price is high."
"Since most components are situated in the cloud, there's one particular hosted in the cloud. This presents a considerable challenge. While all other components are implemented on-premises, this specific one isn't permitted to be hosted in the cloud as per customer requirements. Shifting this component to an on-premises environment requires a significant effort."
"When discussing potential enhancements overall, it primarily involves making it more user-friendly and lowering the pricing. There are several aspects that could benefit from improvement, or perhaps a few other areas to consider."
"The solution is missing a monetization module."
"The cost model could be improved."
"When compared to other integration technologies, it is slightly higher."
"The log management for this solution needs improvement."
"Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager can improve some of the gateway features. We could use some more customization in creating rules. A lot of the policies are related to the APIs rather than the client. If I want to apply a policy based on a client that is not available."
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.
Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is the portion of the Anypoint Platform that is used for the designing, building, managing, and publishing of APIs. Anypoint Platform uses Mule as its core runtime engine.
Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is an extremely versatile solution. It offers users the ability to deploy their APIs in a number of different settings. You can use API Manager on a public cloud, a private cloud, or a hybrid. Additionally, users can use the solution to manage their deployments with ease. A few clicks are all you need to alter your deployment.
Benefits of Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager
Some of the benefits of using Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager include:
Reviews from Real Users
Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is a highly effective piece of software whose purpose is to enable users to design, build, manage, and publish APIs. It stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are the ease with which users can connect it to their applications and the high level of value that its support offers. It provides users with the ability to easily connect this solution with whatever program they need to join it with. Users can create connections without having to write code. It offers different types of support which ensure that users have a high level of understanding about the product and how to use it.
PeerSpot user Tolulope A., a technical lead specializing in integration and middleware at a financial services firm, notes the ease with which users can connect Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager to their applications. He writes, “One good thing about MuleSoft is that they have a lot of connectors to those back-end applications. We don't really need to write code to be able to connect to a database or to connect with SAP. You just need credentials and the connectivity details. Most of the development of what we do is just drag and drop. They're able to connect with applications using standard connectors that are provided by ESB, by MuleSoft.”
The CEO & Co-Founder at a computer retailer notes the value of Mulesoft’s supporting documentation. They write, “The documentation is great; it is always up-to-date and well-presented. If any details are missing, then there is a blog available that contains a lot of details. There are also channels on YouTube to help you better understand the solution and what some of the processes look like.”
Amazon API Gateway is ranked 3rd in API Management with 16 reviews while MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 4th in API Management with 27 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.6, while MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager 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 MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager writes "Streamlines integration for financial services and automotive sectors". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Kong Enterprise, WSO2 API Manager and Layer7 API Management, whereas MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Kong Enterprise, Layer7 API Management and IBM API Connect. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager report.
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