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Pros
"I use it because it's simple, it automatically updates, and It hasn't given me any issues.""Apigee gives you plenty of opportunities to set up your workspace depending on how you want to manage your APIs.""The developer portal is very useful to customers.""Apigee is a strong-featured solution. It leads in Gartner Quadrant ratings and it is a full-slated API solution that has the features that an API gateway requires.""A simple platform that's easier to work with than IBM API Connect. Support for it is really good and gives it advantage over other providers.""The most valuable features are scalability and technical support.""Great flexibility with its features.""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."

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"Code generation is one of the important features of SwaggerHub. We design our API, and we can generate a very rich codebase and add to it. The code generation feature is very valuable.""It is quite a useful tool. It is quite good with the validation of the spec. It works quite well in terms of errors and conformity to the OpenAPI standard. It is better than Visual Studio Code in terms of editing.""The scalability is endless."

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"The cost of the solution is quite high.""The user interface could be better. It could be easier to navigate and more user-friendly.""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.""In terms of the functionalities of a typical API gateway, Apigee is actually doing its job, but when it involves integration with backend applications, which some gateways have, I don't believe it has this functionality. You have to do Java or do some other low-level coding before you are able to do the integration. Apigee has a lot of components, which means that management will be a bit difficult. It probably has ten different components, and all of these components leverage open-source utilities, such as NGINX. When those open-source vendors upgrade their utility, Apigee usually lags behind because they need to do a lot of tests and any required development in their own platform. They need to do rigorous testing to make sure that nothing breaks. Because of that, it takes them a while to upgrade whatever components have been upgraded by the open-source vendor that owns the utility. We've been chasing them for a particular upgrade for well over a year and a half, and they have not done that upgrade. It is creating a security risk for us as an enterprise, but that upgrade has not been done, even though the open-source vendor, the owner of the utility, has upgraded it a long time ago.""Apigee could do more to make users aware of what is available in the add-ons.""The setup and installation process could be improved with a container-based system.""The ability to work across different management solutions in a plug and play fashion would make it easier for faster uptake.""The integration could be improved within the solution. There is a need to pay more attention to this."

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"SwaggerHub lacks in terms of integrations. They have APIs integrated, and they also have some connectors, but they don't have integration with many of the things that we use. For example, for connecting with SVN, we had to implement external scripts. So, they should work on the integration because currently, we have to work on the integration with our DevOps, continuous delivery, or continuous deployment. It would be great if these integrations are built-in. Mainly, we would like it to integrate with SVN and Jira.""The review process should be improved. There seem to be some gaps, at least for us, for the editing part because we would like to have a full request review mechanism. They support some comments, but it is really hard to manage those comments. We would like to use the full request. Therefore, we are now looking to integrate with repositories. It has integration with Bitbucket and GitHub, but we have some internal constraints, and we need to move some of the repositories to GitHub. Our source code is on-premise in Bitbucket, and it was a bit of a problem for us to integrate. Now we are transitioning our repositories to GitHub, and hopefully, we can enable the integration. This will probably solve the problem with the review and approval. Its customization should also be improved. There are limitations around the support for the developer portal. There should be more customization options for the website that you can use as a developer portal. Currently, it has only Swagger UI with minimal customization. You cannot actually add additional pages and documentation for explaining concepts and general things. That's why we have started to look around to see what other tools are doing. They should also allow tagging on the API. We would like to add some tagging on the API to reflect certain things. Currently, any metadata that you would like to have has to be a part of the spec. You cannot do anything else. It should also have support for Open API 3.1, which was released at the beginning of the year. It would be great to be able to switch to that.""More integration and usability with the cloud microservices would be nice"

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost of the licensing is based on the number of API calls that are made."
  • "It is not suited for small companies. It's expensive."
  • "It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors."
  • "We have a contract for three years. I don't know the cost."
  • "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."
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  • "It has a yearly subscription, but I am not sure."
  • "The management considers it a bit expensive. At first, we wanted to purchase a license for 100 users, but we went for a license for only 15 users. Its cost is $10,220 per year."
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    It is quite a useful tool. It is quite good with the validation of the spec. It works quite well in terms of errors and conformity to the OpenAPI standard. It is better than Visual Studio Code in… more »
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    The review process should be improved. There seem to be some gaps, at least for us, for the editing part because we would like to have a full request review mechanism. They support some comments, but… more »
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    We hope to use it for the design of the API and for the entry point of the documentation to help the consumers of the API in understanding the API and specifications.
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    Overview

    Apigee Edge, the self-service API management platform, enables companies to secure, scale, manage, and analyze their digital business, and grow API programs to meet the increase in demand. Edge enables enterprises to design and build the APIs that securely share their services and data.

    Key capabilities of the Apigee Edge API management platform include:

    • Security: protect APIs, messages, and backends with configurable policies such as OAuth, API key verification, XML/JSON threat protection, access control.
    • API gateway: secure and mediate the traffic between clients and backends, and between a company’s APIs and the developers, customers, partners, and employees who use the APIs.
    • Developer portal: attract and engage application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase (or profit from), and test APIs and register to access and use the APIs.
    • API lifecycle management: manage the process of designing, developing, publishing, deploying, and versioning APIs.

    SwaggerHub is an integrated API Development platform, built for teams, that brings the core capabilities of the Swagger framework to design, build, document and deploy APIs. SwaggerHub enables development teams to collaborate and coordinate the entire lifecycle of an API with the flexibility to integrate with the toolset of your choice.

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    Sample Customers
    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
    Sonic, Zuora, Woolworths, CrowdFlower
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer17%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Insurance Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 30 reviews while SwaggerHub is ranked 15th in API Management with 3 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while SwaggerHub is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Good analytics, rich developer portal, and definitely stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SwaggerHub writes "Generates a very rich codebase for our APIs, has comprehensive documentation, and is great for collaboration". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and Postman, whereas SwaggerHub is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apiary, Kong Enterprise and Amazon API Gateway. See our Apigee vs. SwaggerHub report.

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