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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Apigee?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Apigee, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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35 Answers
Application Solution Architect at DAMAC Holding Ltd.
Real User
Top 20
29 June 22

I would rate Apigee a nine out of ten.

Technical Architect at Atos
21 June 22

Apigee has so many servers nowadays that are based on requirements. Much of the information is available on Apigee documentation which is good. I rate this solution eight out of 10.

Senior Software Engineering Manager & Directector of Architecture at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
15 May 22

I'm just a customer. It's a hosted solution. It's my understanding that it gets updated by Google when it needs to be. I'd advise potential users to do as many POCs as they can on the free version, and get their feet wet with it. There's a lot they can do with the free version. You can learn a lot by just getting out there and starting. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

Head of API at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
27 April 22

We're a customer and an end-user. I'd advise potential new users to understand if there is a fit as a product like this is pretty much covering the same functionalities as others on the market. There are not so many huge differences. It depends on what you have to do and what your capabilities are and what your vision is. If you need more freedom, you can use other things like Kong or other products. Usually, all those products, at least the big players on the market, have the same functionalities. At that point, it's just a matter of questioning if the product is fitting the needs and the purpose that the company has or not. New users need to question what they want to achieve and how they want to achieve it, how they're structured if they're working on the cloud or if they're working on-premise. They have to make some questions about the needs, the wishes, and the setup that they want to have. I'd rate the solution an eight out of ten.

Group CEO at Mmusi Group
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
30 March 22

I would recommend this solution to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Apigee a nine.

Director API Management and Integration at Fresh Gravity
Real User
Top 5
29 March 22

I would rate it a nine out of ten.

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Sachindra S - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at Amadeus
Top 5Leaderboard
01 March 22

I'm still evaluating, but in terms of overall performance and stability, it's quite good. As a result, we have not failed any of the issues in that regard. For the technical capabilities, I would rate Apigee a seven out of ten.

Prabhas-Mishra - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architect at Fiserv
20 January 22

I'm both a user and an integrator of Apigee. We have deployments both on-premises and via cloud. We use both, like Google SaaS and the on-premises solution. We are a consultant for different organizations. Some organizations prefer on-premises deployment, with everything on their private cloud, and this means they use the older version of Apigee. Some organizations use the latest version because they're using Google SaaS directly. My advice to people who are looking into implementing Apigee in their organization: If it fits your budget, then it is a good product. If it fits into your ecosystem, e.g. you are in that ecosystem, not in IBM or other CA-based ones, Apigee is something you can go for. It is a good platform. I haven't worked with CA, and there are others, e.g. MuleSoft, so I can't comment on how Apigee compares with those competitors, but compared to IBM API Connect, Apigee is a good one. I'm rating Apigee eight over ten. There's still room for improvement, so it's an eight for me.

Systems Architect at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
13 December 21

My advice to anyone considering Apigee is to start small and then grow from there. Try not to start migrating big, meaning to consolidate many applications into one single one. I would say to start small and try to run some POCs to make sure that they understand the fine tuning. Because the initial setup was easy but the one thing that needs time is the fine tuning of the setup. That, as I said before, is something that is really important for security. The security is something that I would recommend people look at. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Apigee a nine out of 10.

Product Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
03 November 21

We are customers of Apigee. I rate Apigee as a six out of ten because of its pricing.

Senior architect at Wipro Limited
Real User
Top 5
25 October 21

I would recommend this solution to others, it is a good choice. I rate Apigee a nine out of ten.

Senior IT Supervisor at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
21 October 21

I rate Apigee seven out of 10. It's a good tool, but not a fantastic tool. I use it because it's simple, it automatically updates, and It hasn't given me any issues.

Associate Vice President at Mphasis
Real User
Top 20
19 October 21

In the latest version of Apigee, they've broadened the support for socket communication, which was previously missing in Apigee Hybrid. I wouldn't recommend Apigee for simple situations because sometimes, it does become an overhead. It is overkill for simple situations. If you have very complex scenarios where you are trying to embark on a cloud journey and you still have systems on-premise or some systems are hosted on some other cloud and you want to do an integration, Apigee is really good. It provides support for the mesh architecture, and with that, it becomes quite easy. The advice that we normally give is that when you are starting on an Apigee journey, you should not think of it just as an API management tool. We try to give it as an enterprise API platform that a large customer with different lines and businesses, such as a bank, would eventually leverage as a whole. You should not treat it in a way where only a particular group is using Apigee. It is an enterprise platform. So, you should treat it as a platform. I would rate Apigee an eight out of 10.

Nakul Bali - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Specialist at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
28 July 21

I rate Apigee an eight out of ten.

Sr. Solution Architeect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
21 July 21

I recommend this solution. Apigee offers a month free usage so you can play around and explore the product and then make a decision. We had a good opportunity to test things out before purchasing the solution. I rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Tolulope Adeniji - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead - Integration/Middleware at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
23 February 21

Because of the multiple components it has, if you are trying to implement this in your environment, you need people who are experienced in most of these open-source utilities, such as NGINX, Drupal, OpenAL, etc. You would require someone knowledgeable in those utilities to be able to support the environment. I would rate Apigee an eight out of ten.

Digital Native Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
22 February 21

We don't directly use the solution we are a service company so we help our customers use the product. We are consultants. I can't say which version of the solution we're using at this time. I'd advise other organizations that you have value any solution beyond a price comparison with other API management solutions. You will need to look at APS strategies needed in the organization and the importance of creating API products. Once that strategy is laid out you can put the right resources in place. Basically, everyone needs to have a plan first before investing in an API management solution. In terms of Apigee, more exposure of the platform to wider stakeholders will definitely help in modeling best practice principles into EPA communication and evolution. I would rate the product at a nine out of ten. There's always room for improvement. However, it's not heavily technical. There's a lot of flexibility for developers to bring in customization. It's not rigid. If you have a team looking at APS cases, products, and you, how a corresponding APA team strategy, Apigee as a platform is very good. It's quite a comprehensive option.

Global Practice Head at Tech Mahindra Limited
Real User
Top 20
06 February 21

We are systems integrators. We aren't just end-users. In general, I would rate this solution at an eight out of ten. If the pricing in relation to scaling was better, or if they offered better partner training, I would rate them higher. There aren't really any features lacking and we're largely happy with the product.

SOA & BP Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
04 February 21

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. It's a very good product. I would rate Apigee a ten out of ten.

Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
31 January 21

If your workload is already deployed on Google Cloud, integration is very easy. Even if your services are hosted in some other cloud, like AWS, I think you can use Apigee, but I haven't tried that approach. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Apigee a seven.

Managing Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Top 20
29 January 21

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Pradeep Pavuluri - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
14 January 21

For potential users of Apigee, I'd tell them there's a free version if they want to check it out and have a trial. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Apigee an eight.

Risk Management & Business Continuity Manager at STC Solutions
Real User
Top 20
13 November 20

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Google. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten. Whether of not this is a good solution for a company depends on a lot of criteria. The budget itself needs to be considered, for example. Apigee is perfect. They provide good support. People from Google are very cooperative as well. They listen for feedback on features. They don't provide a partnership to just any company. You need strong criteria to get a partnership and to be able to support and feature the license. I like this, to be honest with you. That's already making our implementation easy. We're only dealing with companies that know how to do work in Apigee setup and installation and configuration and they have a long history of providing strong criteria. In general, I recommend Apigee.

Carlos Maximo Ramos - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architect at Caja Los Andes
Real User
Top 20
05 November 20

I would definitely recommend this solution. It is a good solution for masking data, using methods like RPC, and administering APIs. We plan to continue using this solution. We have legacy systems in our company, and we need to move to new technologies. We plan to create developer APIs for the rest of the functionality and use Apigee for API management in our company. I would rate Apigee a nine out of ten. It is an excellent product.

Balakrishnan Vinchu - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
22 October 20

I would go with Apigee if you have the money. It will give you enough APIs for management. If you're looking simply for one functionality then I wouldn't recommend Apigee. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

Senior Software Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
23 September 20

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. We are removing our IBM products and transition completely over to Apigee. We have Azure's API as well. In next one year or two year, we are going to dissolve IBM API Connect as well as Azure CIM and move everything to Apigee. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate Apigee at an eight. We'd rate it higher, however, they aren't clear on their offering. We just want everything automated and easy. The cost is not the issue. The lack of information is. I'd recommend the solution. It's a nice product and companies should go ahead with it, so long as they are okay with the pricing, as it is rather expensive. If a company is cost-consious, IBM API Connect may be better as the licensing costs are lower.

Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
22 September 20

I would definitely recommend this product over any other products available in the market in this category. It has all the features necessary to work in anything from a basic scenario to advanced applications. So I find that everything in it is flexible and available in this one product. Because of that I highly recommend it to anyone. On a scale of one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate Apigee around an eight out-of-ten.

Chief Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
09 September 20

What I would recommend for clients who are considering this type of solution depends on the customer's use cases. Since we are Google partners we generally go with Apigee as the solution. But if the client insists that there has to be a lot of orchestration and other integrations need to be done, then we will go with MuleSoft. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Apigee as somewhere around an eight.

PeerSpot user
Digital Finance and IFRS 17 Capabilities at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
02 September 20

My advice for anybody who is considering Apigee is to first do research and an analysis of what they want to use it for, including specific use cases. It is a good tool but it is important to have well-defined requirements to avoid a high implementation cost and rework. The requirements have to be very well documented and understood by all parties, especially those who will be involved in implementing it. Following this approach is an important step to getting a good return on investment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
30 August 20

This is a very good API tool. I think that this solution is very good in some use cases but not very good for some small companies. It can be complicated for licensing and pricing. This is a product that I can recommend otherwise. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Director System Architecture at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
16 August 20

My advice for anybody who is considering Apigee is that it is has a very easy and intuitive GUI to build APIs, and I can also import Swagger files. It is built on a high availability model, so if anything goes down then another node will automatically take over. We can build an active-active across the DR site. The primary site is active, the DR site is active, and they are synchronized. It is easy to build, customize, install, and implement. The support is also extremely good. We get immediate responses and support is available every day of the week. Google commits on the resolution time for priority-one issues as 24 hours. No other software today can commit to resolution time. I have only seen such a service with Google Apigee. Overall, I am satisfied with this product and it is aligned to all of my needs. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Rajender Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Development Manager at Reliance Jio
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
05 August 20

We would definitely recommend Apigee. You can use Apigee to create proxies (and share API proxies with consumers), monitor calls, and provide security for particular endpoints. We have a complete telephone portal under Apigee, I would recommend it. I would give Apigee a rating of seven or eight out of ten. The API moderation, administration monitoring, product architecture, infrastructure, and overall quality is good. The only area lagging is integration capability.

Bert Van Vugt - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder & CDO at AppyThings
Real User
23 July 20

My advice for anybody who is implementing Apigee is to use it as an API platform, and not as a full-stack integration platform. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Tolulope Adeniji - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead - Integration/Middleware at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
08 August 19

For on-premises I would not suggest this solution. Generally speaking, the product is a good one, it is matured and the features are okay. If anyone wants to use this solution they should first consider the cloud-based version. Because the support is lacking, we would have considered a different product. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. If the support was better, I would have given them a nine.

Enterprise Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
04 August 19

Right now, we are still in the process of testing the solution. We're using both on-premises and cloud versions. CA has developed a sort-of enterprise service spot inside of their API management platform. It does interesting things with files, and it has a lot of security features that are not normally used in a majority of API calls. It's overkill. Its portal is very clunky and very difficult to set up. Its gateways and its policies are not straight forward either. It basically requires a three-day class to understand how to get in and add policies and it's not very simple to add policies into the CA Layer 7 gateway. Apigee does a way better job. CA is also owned by Broadcom now and when that transition happened, Broadcom did a lousy job of handing off support of that product. They basically fired everybody from CA. They left us without production support for a good part of a year. We've had CA for about 2 years and mostly we used the on-premises version, but we had a small amount on the cloud as well. Because of these reasons, we're moving away from Layer 7 to Apigee. In terms of advice to those considering using Apigee versus CA, I'd say they need to understand their use cases for APIs. I would rate Apigee eight out of ten. In comparison, I would rate CA five out of ten.

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it_user521277 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead at hcl
22 March 18
I have worked on 5 API products each product has its own pros & cons. I would choose Apigee over all others because it provides pure API Management Tools & Services. Apigee also provides a lot of OOTB Policies which can be applied with little or no change. API Development & Exception handling is too easy in Apigee compared to Mulesoft. Go for Mulesoft if ESB capabilities are required and unlike APigee we can do a lot of customization & create custom policies in Mulesoft. Mule also provides a lot of third-party connectors OOTB which can be used to quickly integrate with other systems. We can also create custom connecters as per our requirement. Apigee supports Swagger & Mule supports RAML. So if your existing services/APIs produce/use Swagger go for Apigee. Anyway, we have many scripts which convert Swagger to RAML & vice-versa. A very good Developer/API Portal is required for exposing the APIs securely & well-documented. If this is an important requirement, I would recommend Apigee over Mulesoft. Apigee's Drupal-based Portal provides a lot of features which Mulesoft Portal lacks. Apigee also provides features/tools on Analytics & Bot-Detection for improving your APIs consumption.
it_user783168 - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect & Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
22 March 18
It depends on your needs. I would recommend Apigee if you are don’t need an Integration Platform/ ESB for any heavy lifting. Mulesoft Cloudhub comes with one common engine “Mule Anypoint Runtime Engine” which is the core and offers ESB capabilities including a lot of OOTB connectors. Now if your southbound/ downstream has a lot of legacy applications requiring message/ file based integrations, then it makes sense to use Mulesoft, wrap these legacy-interfaces as HTTP/Web end-points and wire them using API Manager. On the other hand, if you downstream is already on HTTP endpoint/ microservices, then Apigee is far more robust than API Manager. You can simply scale it to 200tps without any hassle. The deployment model of Apigee is lot cleaner as you can scale the “Message Processor & Message Router” (part of Edge gateway) separately from Dev Portal & Management server. The analytics is far superior to Mule and you far more options when wiring API than Mule. For example, the concept of IP-whitelisting, data policies (as filters) is pretty cool in Apigee. Another key point is you can have a hybrid model in Apigee with on-prem Message Router(s) to deploy multiple clusters of microservices. I have not used BaaS but it gives you the ability to create “Application Network” very similar to Mule except it looks richer. Finally, with zookeeper, clustering of Apigee Edge server is more robust than Mulesoft, especially on higher loads. My verdict is Apigee if Integration is NOT a need. BTW, I felt API Manager’s Anypoint Exchange is a better collaboration platform for sharing API definition within enterprise and outside. It's actually nice ?. But with Salesforce acquisition of Mulesoft, please understand their long-term roadmap and support/upgrade (especially if you going with On-Premise and not on cloud). Best Regards, Arnab.
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