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"You can set up workflows and write limited pieces of logic."

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"WSO2 API Manager is easy to use.""The most interesting feature is its Mac-based function.""Yes WSO2 API Manager is scalable""There are a lot of tools to help the manager. WSO2 is very easy to install. It has all the principal functionalities that you think about when you want to put up the management solution. It's a very friendly tool.""As far as I am aware this solution is the first API Publisher that allows you to create and publish API and to manage the API lifecycle.""One of the great things about WSO2 API Manager is that it is so easy to adopt. And because it's an open source solution, we're able to extend the implementation any time to suit our company needs better.""It's very scalable, which is one of the best features.""I think the best part about WSO2 API Manager is that it's highly customizable because it's open-source. The partnership model is quite lucrative for us, it helps us to go and pitch to our customers. You can build a lot of business models yourself that you want to use. You are able to do a lot of the solutions."

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Cons
"We ran it for a while, but then we decided to move away from Tyk, because Tyk's cloud version, the SaaS version, has a significant limitation of limited flexibility, so you can't program very much."

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"The stability is pretty good, but it could be improved.""I would improve the product documentation. There are some gaps, and it can be difficult to find the proper documentation for the product if you need to solve something.""WSO2 API Manager could improve the API approval system.""I would like it to be a more stable solution. Maybe in the last version that is approved. For me it would be good if they had a community established version.""Integration is an area that needs to be improved.""We had some problems with the reverse proxy not being able to invoke fully qualified domain names, so we have to build some custom scripts to solve this issue.""The solution could be more user friendly for engineers.""I can say that user management is not really flexible. So, if I want to create 1,000 store users, I can't do it as a publisher. You have to register as a store user using the store URL."

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  • "It had a free version, which suited many of our needs, but not all, but we were happy to go ahead with the licensed version as well, which is the paid version."
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  • "We use the open-source version — the free version."
  • "We have not opted for the paid version of WSO2 but we have implemented the free and open source WSO2 software to a great extent and it is working as per our expectation."
  • "There is a subscription-based pricing structure and also the open-sourced version available."
  • "It's not expensive, but it could be cheaper."
  • "I think the other competitors that are providing the same solution are quite expensive. WSO2 API Manager is quite cheap."
  • "WSO2 API Manager is a low-cost solution. It is one of the most affordable solutions."
  • "We use the open-source version of WSO2 API Manager, there is no cost."
  • "It is costly, around ten thousand per year, per instance"
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:You can set up workflows and write limited pieces of logic.
    Top Answer:It had a free version, which suited many of our needs, but not all, but we were happy to go ahead with the licensed version as well, which is the paid version. We are required to pay a licensing fee… more »
    Top Answer:We ran it for a while, but then we decided to move away from Tyk, because Tyk's cloud version, the SaaS version, has a significant limitation of limited flexibility, so you can't program very much. If… more »
    Top Answer:We had some problems with the reverse proxy not being able to invoke fully qualified domain names, so we have to build some custom scripts to solve this issue. In the next release, WSO2 should make… more »
    Top Answer:We are a banking solution and use WSO2 to offer our services to banks.
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    Tyk
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    Overview
    Tyk is an open source API Gateway that is fast and scalable, an API management platform featuring an API gateway, analytics, developer portal and dashboard. Available in three flavours to best suit your architecture and governance. We offer full cloud or on-premises options, and the best of both worlds with our unique hybrid model. www.tyk.io

    WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in.

    WSO2 API Manager is a unique open approach to full lifecycle API development, integration and management. As part of the larger WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, it is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. It’s hybrid integration capabilities further simplify projects that span traditional as well as microservice environments. And unlike other API and lifecycle management products, it is fully open-source allowing for extensibility and customization.

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    Sample Customers
    Trip Advisor, Juniper Networks, AT&T
    StubHub, Dialog
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Government13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Tyk is ranked 22nd in API Management with 1 review while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 8th in API Management with 18 reviews. Tyk is rated 6.0, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Tyk writes "Simple to install, has many features, but lacks support for multiple programming languages". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Easy to adopt and lets us extend functionality at any time". Tyk is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Microsoft Azure API Management, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and Layer7 API Management.

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