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Parthasarathy Kesavaraj - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Development Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Complicated, costly, and scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "Yes WSO2 API Manager is scalable"
  • "WSO2 API Manager can be improved a lot relating to usability"

What is our primary use case?

We use WSO2 Manager for API management.

What needs improvement?

WSO2 API Manager can be improved a lot relating to usability.  It is a bit heavy. The workflow is more complicated in terms of API creation and publishing. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with WSO2 API Manager for four years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

WSO2 API Manager is fairly stable. I won't say, it is very stable. We have had our issues.

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What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

WSO2 API Manager is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

You need to understand the nuances of the support calls.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Neutral

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of WSO2 API Manager is not very straightforward. It is complicated.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation is done in-house.

What was our ROI?

I do not feel there is a return on investment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is costly, around ten thousand per year, per instance. We normally run two nodes and one cluster per region. This is just for APIM and identity manager put together, so it's like six instances of AP manager and six instances of identity server. That comes to around one hundred and twenty thousand. For an open-source solution, it is a bit costly.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate WSO2 API Manager a six out of ten because of usability and cost.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Arcangelo Di Balsamo - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO Cloud Division at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Superior integration, user friendly, and helpful customer service
Pros and Cons
  • "This solution is a little bit faster, easier to use, and has better integration than the other solutions I have experienced."
  • "The solution could be more user friendly for engineers."

What is most valuable?

For basic operations, I do not see too many differences between the other vendors. They all have similar features such as analytics and cloud links. This solution is a little bit faster, easier to use, and has better integration than the other solutions I have experienced. Additionally, If you want to build a newer EDI code, you can transport this data, it is quite a usable product. 

What needs improvement?

The user interface provides all functionalities to configure and manage the product, however its usability, espacially for first-time users, is a little bit "rough" compared to the UI of other commercial API Managers

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately seven months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer service was not a problem. We had a quick question regarding the implementation of the certificate. They handled the inquiry very well and we received an answer.

What other advice do I have?

I rate WSO2 API Manager a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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XolisaVuza - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at AfroCentric Health
Real User
Top 20
The solution is open source and easy to configure

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is integration of legacy systems and channels, exposing APIs and security. I'm co-founder and CTO of the company. 

What is most valuable?

The solution is open source and easy to configure. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see some new features and updated functionalities.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is very good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution, open source is king. I rate this product 10 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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