Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs Microsoft Azure API Management comparison

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We performed a comparison between Axway AMPLIFY API Management and Microsoft Azure API Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two API Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"We like the portal for documentation a lot.""The most valuable features are security enforcement and throttling.""This platform can be highly scalable."

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"Most of the features are valuable to me.""The solution has overall high performance.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure API Management is the developer portal because it's very quick and easy to get something published.""Everything is already available and ready to operate without a lot of preparation work.""The stability and performance are good. It is easy to install, and it scales well too.""Azure APIM's best features are its straightforward access management (it's a single point of access for all monitoring and logging and for policy implementation) and its integration with the Azure Cloud infrastructure.""The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges.""API Management does not take long to deploy."

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"In terms of customer service, the company needs to be easier to contact, and the support team needs to understand the situation and the product itself better.""The API Mocking tools need to be improved.""The portal still has room for improvement."

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"Technical support could be more helpful and responsive.""Microsoft Azure API Management should have the ability to allow multitenancy.""From my understanding, there are some constraints around governance and service-to-service intercommunication managing priorities and our own governance.""If I compare this solution to others I have used in other phases of my life, having APIM being an Azure resource, it is easy to configure and deploy. However, this conversely reduced the flexibility. The difficulty is how do we configure it in a manner that a larger enterprise would probably want it to be. This creates a bit more complexity, working around the constraints of the resource itself. If comparing it to other solutions, it is more of a legacy design with an older approach. The various level components are still around resembling an on-premise type of design similar to other solutions, such as Apigee or Mulesoft. They are still predominantly carrying some legacy design. Which might be suited for organizations where they have a more complex network layout. APIM is easy to deploy, but on the other side of that, it is constrained to how Azure has designed it to be.""In the API you need to delete the suffix. It is annoying that you need to have a suffix. We can add a suffix at the API level, not at the operation level, and that could be improved on.""I would like to see more security features become available.""The integration with other API gateways is where they might try to improve.""It would be better if it were easier to transition to Azure from JIRA. For example, different nomenclature must be performed when you shift to Azure from JIRA. JIRA's storage, tasks, and ethics are treated differently from Azure. Here they might become functions, which is not an option in JIRA because that nomenclature difference is there. If someone has to get into the nomenclature, then there can be different tasks from clients, and here, they may be treated as functions. JIRA has sub-tasks, but sub-tasks don't exist in Azure. The nomenclature and the linking between ethics and a function and a story are different, and people may have to learn to adapt to the new nomenclature."

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  • "Based on the resources that we are leveraging, the price we are paying to use this solution is slightly higher than other competitors. In a few cases, it has its own advantage in some resources."
  • "Since this is a cloud-based solution you have to abide by those financial limits, this creates some different challenges compared to other solutions."
  • "The licensing fees are expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable compared to others."
  • "Since everyone is isocentric here, it is reasonable for me."
  • "We pay for a yearly license."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on an annual basis."
  • "Azure's pricing is very competitive compared to platforms like Apigee and MuleSoft."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are security enforcement and throttling.
    Top Answer:The pricing is fair. They're still investing in development and provide much-needed functionality and with the assurance that it will not leak your data or provide you with gaps in your risk. From a… more »
    Top Answer:The API Mocking tools need to be improved. To start with an API-first approach would benefit this product. We sometimes have issues with some of the functions because they do not work very well… more »
    Top Answer: Apigee offers both cloud-based and on-prem options while Microsoft Azure API Management currently only offers a cloud-based solution. Both solutions are easy to use. Apigee allows for the… 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:The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges.
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    Also Known As
    Vordel Application Gateway, Axway API Management Plus, Axway API Management, AMPLIFY API Management
    Azure API Management, MS Azure API Management
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    Axway API Management Plus combines API lifecycle management, secure integration services, monitoring and analytics to help you innovate faster and heighten ecosystem engagement. It is part of the Axway AMPLIFY data integration and engagement platform, which also includes unified app development for mobile to provide a complete solution for rapid change and innovation.

    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:

    • Manage APIs across clouds and on premises: Optimize API traffic flow by deploying API gateways side by side with the APIs hosted in Azure, other clouds, and on premises. Meet security and compliance requirements with a unified management experience and full visibility across all APIs.
    • Customized usage limits: By applying authentication, authorization, and usage limits, you can protect your resources by controlling how data and services are exposed to employees, partners, and customers.
    • API-first approaches: Accelerate your business by building apps faster and delivering immediate value to customers through API-first approaches. This helps you decouple front- and back-end teams through API mocking, API revisions and versioning, and automated API documentation.
    • Customizable developer portal: Improve API discoverability by creating a customizable developer portal for all your APIs. This enables you to simply manage and share APIs with internal teams, external partners, and customers.
    • Facades for back-end services: Transform your existing services and automatically turn legacy web services into modern REST-based APIs using facades.
    • Security for your API’s: Keep all your APIs behind a single static IP or domain, and help protect them with tokens, keys, and IP filtering.

    Microsoft Azure API Management Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Microsoft Azure API Management. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Monitor the health of APIs, configure throttling, identify errors, and rate limits.
    • Enforce flexible and fine-grained quotas and rate limits. Modify the shape and behavior of your APIs using policies. Improve latency and scale your APIs with response caching.
    • Connect on-premises APIs to cloud services by creating a façade that lets you safely integrate.
    • Create and manage user roles and define end-to-end API usage policies.
    • Consolidate and manage thousands of APIs across multiple platforms in a central interface.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Engie Group, Allianz
    adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Microsoft Azure API Management
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Axway AMPLIFY API Management is ranked 18th in API Management with 3 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 31 reviews. Axway AMPLIFY API Management is rated 7.4, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Axway AMPLIFY API Management writes "The UI and UX are quite good and easy to understand, but the tech support needs to be easier to contact and more helpful". 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". Axway AMPLIFY API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Layer7 API Management, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, MuleSoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Akana API Management. See our Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.

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