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.
"Apigee's best features are flexibility and breadth of capabilities."
"Items around the mobilization of the API interface and the ability to automate validations for our APIs are the most valuable aspects."
"The security provided by the solution is excellent."
"It is easy to deploy, configure, and monitor the APA."
"The usability is one of the best aspects of the product."
"The security that you have with Apigee is very good and aligns with compliance."
"It is scalable."
"Apigee is relatively easy to use for developers."
"It’s easy to set up."
"I like API Management's sandbox feature. It's an environment where you can test out the API before putting it into production and connecting it to a live environment."
"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."
"We use Microsoft due to the stability of the company."
"I like API Management's ability to do hybrid cloud stuff."
"Initial setup was quite easy."
"Azure API is scalable."
"The stability and performance are good. It is easy to install, and it scales well too."
"Access restrictions can be improved."
"One feature they have to invest time into is the developer portal they use."
"Sometimes there are glitches, which means there's still room for improvement in the platform."
"The entire user across all the layers should be singly authenticated through an external authentication system."
"Could be more user friendly."
"Unlike WSA, Apigee does not have a partnership model, something which makes it a bit easier for companies such as ours to go with the former solution."
"The developer portal's adoption of the OpenAPI standard needs to be improved. In the latest version of the developer portal, they have adopted the OpenAPI standard. This feature, however, can be improved by supporting more characteristics of the OpenAPI standard."
"They have an external developer platform that was a little bit painful."
"I would like to see more security features become available."
"Azure API Management could be improved with better integration with all of Microsoft's tools."
"I rate the technical support from Microsoft Azure API Management a four out of five."
"I could that the UI could be improved."
"Microsoft Azure API Management's most valuable features are the microservices we used to use. They were API callers to receive communication with the network and building system, to complete the request. The response would be through the processing system."
"Microsoft Azure API Management should have the ability to allow multitenancy."
"The external policies are impossible to look at and configure."
"It should be easier to integrate."
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.”
Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 35 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 33 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.8. 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 Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect, Layer7 API Management and Kong Enterprise, 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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