We performed a comparison between Microsoft Azure API Management 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: Based on the parameters we compared, Apigee received higher ratings than Microsoft Azure API Management. Although Apigee is the more expensive solution, it comes out on top with more favorable features and good technical support.
"It is scalable."
"It is easy to deploy, configure, and monitor the APA."
"Items around the mobilization of the API interface and the ability to automate validations for our APIs are the most valuable aspects."
"The solution is stable and reliable."
"The security that you have with Apigee is very good and aligns with compliance."
"The initial setup isn't too complex."
"Its customer service is good."
"I like the support they provide for the APIs more than the solution itself. First of all, documentation-wise, both Microsoft Azure and even Google Cloud are up there. But in comparison, the real-time consulting and support for APIs make Microsoft stand out a little. I also like the performance. Standard public cloud provider-built APIs are more resilient and flexible in terms of what feature you want to use and what feature you don't want to use, and they're more customizable. They are more resilient in terms of performance in that particular environment because that is the design aspect of the offering. When public clouds build APIs and deploy them after testing them on their framework for a certain amount of time, I feel there is a massive difference in the product's performance. On the interface, everything is strong."
"The API management is very good."
"I like the API Management functions."
"Azure API is scalable."
"API Management does not take long to deploy."
"The Application Gateway we have found to be the most useful in Microsoft Azure API Management. We have integrated the Microsoft Azure API Management with Application Gateway. Application Gateway is a type of load balancer that we are using for the high availability of our API calls."
"The most valuable features are the API and integrations."
"The product gives API gateway-related features, like throttling, which are easy to use and low-code/no-code."
"One feature they have to invest time into is the developer portal they use."
"It would be good if the Apigee management allowed us to be able to consolidate many operations into single one for the gateway functionality."
"Google isn't enthusiastic about supporting older versions. Google is now trying to move all of its clients to X within the cloud."
"The initial setup for the on-prem solution is a little complex."
"Integration should be improved."
"I am still struggling to understand how we can use Apigee as a hybrid system. The pricing of this solution could also be improved as there are multiple new products coming onto the market at competitive price points."
"The analytical aspect of it could be better. I think it is fair if Apigee lets you configure some of the metrics of the key details you want to monitor in terms of analytics."
"They have an external developer platform that was a little bit painful."
"Performance issues from this platform need to be sorted out."
"It could be more user friendly for developers. It would be nice if developers could view things more easily."
"It should be easier to integrate."
"Microsoft Azure API Management needs to improve stability."
"There is a limitation of 32 kb of data in the APIs. Having the limitation increase would be a benefit."
"The licensing tiers can be misleading."
"Some of the DevOps stuff could be easier to work with. The migration paths are a little complicated, and moving code around could be more seamless. There should be less manual migration when several teams work together to publish code to the DevOps."
"It can be quite complex, somewhat lacking in flexibility."
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.”
Microsoft Azure API Management is a reliable and scalable way to publish, consume, and manage APIs running on an Microsoft Azure platform. Azure API Management provides all essential tools required for end-to-end management of APIs. It ensures optimal performance of the APIs by tracking and enforcing usage and authentication.
Microsoft Azure API Management is primarily used to provide a central interface to create, provision, and manage APIs for web and cloud applications and services. Today's innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. With Microsoft Azure API Management, businesses can streamline their work across hybrid and multi cloud environments with a unified place to manage all their APIs.
Microsoft Azure API Management Features
Microsoft Azure API Management has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Microsoft Azure API Management Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Microsoft Azure API Management. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft Azure API Management stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its DevOps integration, its easy setup, and its dynamic pricing. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Cecil S., a Software Engineer, writes of the solution, “The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure API Management is the developer portal because it's very quick and easy to get something published."
Dmitri E., an Integration Architect at MiBanco, notes, “In particular, in API Management, used as front-end APIs, it's easy to manage. We use Microsoft due to the stability of the company. It is easy to set up. The solution is scalable. It is stable as a product as well.”
Apigee is ranked 2nd in API Management with 36 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 1st in API Management with 39 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Good automation and documentation with good performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to set up with good access control but support could be better". Apigee is most compared with IBM API Connect, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, WSO2 API Manager and Layer7 API Management, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager. See our Apigee vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.
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