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We performed a comparison between Apigee and Software AG Natural API Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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  • "I would like to see the implementation of further options for billing because as it is now, the opportunities you have in terms of a package are limited."
  • "The iicense is subscription-based."
  • "It is a bit on the expensive side. Its licensing cost is a bit high, and that's where we've seen people going back on their decisions."
  • "The price of Apigee could be less expensive. The solution can be purchased monthly or annually."
  • "Apigee is slightly expensive, but again, it can depend on the type of usage. All things considered, it is slightly expensive."
  • "If the budget is not a concern then I will choose to go with Apigee over WSA-2, but if it is then I would prefer the latter solution."
  • "The cost increases as the usage increases."
  • "In Latin America, Apigee is expensive. It's not for small businesses; it's more for big businesses."
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    Overview

    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:

    • Security: Protect APIs, messages, and backends with configurable policies such as OAuth, API key verification, XML/JSON threat protection, and access control.

    • API gateway: Secure and mediate the traffic between clients and backends, and between a company’s APIs and the developers who use the APIs.

    • Developer portal: Attract and engage application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase, and test APIs and register to access and use the APIs.

    • API console: The console helps developers learn and work with APIs.

    • API lifecycle management: Manage the process of designing, developing, publishing, deploying, and versioning APIs.

    • Automated documentation: Automate the development of API documentation and software development kits.

    • Machine learning: Utilize machine learning and analytics to generate actionable insights and reports.
    • API monitoring: Apigee offers monitoring tools for API troubleshooting, security, and optimization.

    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.”

    WEBMETHODS API MANAGEMENT: FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION
    APIs have become the standard way of accessing applications, data and devices. They make it possible to free your data to deliver innovative digital products and services that are self-service, personalized and automated. The challenge is in creating APIs that users and partners will be attracted to, revisit, and share so you can promote new business models. End-to-end lifecycle management is the foundation for rapid, secure delivery of high-quality APIs. With webMethods API Acceleration Platform, you’ll be ready to move your business to the fast lane.

    We’ve helped thousands of organizations across nearly every industry achieve success and re-invent themselves as innovators and marketplace disrupters. As the leader and recognized experts in integration and APIs─with iPaaS, hybrid integration, API management, B2B, cloud integration and on-premises integration offerings─Software AG’s webMethods API Acceleration Platform can turn your data into value.

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    Adobe, advance.net, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, Pearson
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Retailer18%
    Insurance Company12%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise75%
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    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 37 reviews while Software AG Natural API Management is ranked 31st in API Management. Apigee is rated 8.2, while Software AG Natural API Management is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Good automation and documentation with good performance". On the other hand, Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management, whereas Software AG Natural API Management is most compared with MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager.

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