How does Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager compare with Amazon API Gateway?

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Janet Staver - PeerSpot reviewer
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Oct 28, 2021

I have found that Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is the best integration tool out there for API management. It is easy to implement and learn; it provides several options for deployment, (including Cloudhub, On Premise, Hybrid, VPC, etc.); and there are a variety of connector choices available that connect to almost all platforms. Regarding the connectors, it is even operations specific, which allows you to choose the operation that is best suitable for you.

Mulesoft is robust, easy to integrate and manage, and even offers training as well as development plans. I appreciate that Mulesoft also has meetup events to keep users up to date on new application features. The only negative about Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager for me is that sometimes the loading time can be slow and the most recent enterprise edition is a little too expensive for my liking.

Amazon API Gateway is good for serverless and event-based applications. I like that API requests can be easily created and API paths can be easily mapped. I also like that there is no need to create, nor contain or patch any server. It is easy to deploy and also offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model, so you only have to pay for what you use. Another benefit is that it allows me to monitor API triggers and changes, and supports third-party authorization as well as authentication. And it has a great dashboard too, which is very clear and helpful.

The things that bother me about Amazon API Gateway are that sometimes it can be challenging to add client certificates and it requires some extra orchestration, which can be time-consuming. The documentation can certainly use some improvement. I also feel that the response limit size should be dynamic, but it is not.


For me the choice between Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and Amazon API Gateway was easy. I would rate Mulesoft a ten out of ten any day.

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