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Amazon API Gateway vs. WSO2 API Manager
July 2022
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"It is very helpful, with our API-based applications.""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.""In terms of most valuable features, it would say that it is really easy to start working with it.""It's easy to integrate and provide support for existing AWS services if I use the AWS API gateway."

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"Most of the time, we need to install a plug-in without having any lapse in services or restarting the application. The WSO2 platform can do all deployments without any downtime.""Yes WSO2 API Manager is scalable""WSO2 API Manager's most valuable features are the simple interface that is easy to use and the APIs lifecycle.""WSO2 API Manager is easy to use.""The solution is open-source.""API management lifecycle is the most valuable.""WSO2 API Manager is a stable solution.""The main feature — the publication of the API, the management section — is great in general."

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Cons
"Monitoring could be improved.""The integration could be improved.""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 could be improved, as well as customer support and having a local customer representative in a country.""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."

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"I think they could greatly improve the general UX with their solutions.""Providing easy configuration for email and SMS notifications, layout and customization of admin and developer landing pages.""I would improve the product documentation. There are some gaps, and it can be difficult to find the proper documentation for the product if you need to solve something.""They don't have different URLs for administrators.""I would like it to be a more stable solution. Maybe in the last version that is approved. For me it would be good if they had a community established version.""Integration is an area that needs to be improved.""I can say that user management is not really flexible. So, if I want to create 1,000 store users, I can't do it as a publisher. You have to register as a store user using the store URL.""I would like it to be a more convenient development platform with the ability to write orchestrations and so on. Our problem with this product is that in my country, we are the only enterprise that has been using this product. We're missing a lot of knowledge from colleagues to consult with, and we also aren't able to recruit people with relevant skills. It is a big problem. The small team that is maintaining this product is the only team that can actually relate to any technical issue. The support that we're getting from the company is not great. There is also a cultural gap there because they're from Sri Lanka, and it is not easy. They're putting in a lot of effort, but they are not meeting our expectations."

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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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  • "We use the open-source version — the free version."
  • "We have not opted for the paid version of WSO2 but we have implemented the free and open source WSO2 software to a great extent and it is working as per our expectation."
  • "There is a subscription-based pricing structure and also the open-sourced version available."
  • "It's not expensive, but it could be cheaper."
  • "I think the other competitors that are providing the same solution are quite expensive. WSO2 API Manager is quite cheap."
  • "WSO2 API Manager is a low-cost solution. It is one of the most affordable solutions."
  • "We use the open-source version of WSO2 API Manager, there is no cost."
  • "It is costly, around ten thousand per year, per instance"
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top 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… more »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer:We had some problems with the reverse proxy not being able to invoke fully qualified domain names, so we have to build some custom scripts to solve this issue. In the next release, WSO2 should make… 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.

    WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in.

    WSO2 API Manager is a unique open approach to full lifecycle API development, integration and management. As part of the larger WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, it is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. It’s hybrid integration capabilities further simplify projects that span traditional as well as microservice environments. And unlike other API and lifecycle management products, it is fully open-source allowing for extensibility and customization.

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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
    StubHub, Dialog
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Government13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon API Gateway vs. WSO2 API Manager
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon API Gateway vs. WSO2 API Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon API Gateway is ranked 9th in API Management with 6 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 8th in API Management with 19 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 8.0, while WSO2 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 WSO2 API Manager writes "Easy to adopt and lets us extend functionality at any time". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Layer7 API Management, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and 3scale API Management. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. WSO2 API Manager report.

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