2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What advice do you have for others considering Microsoft Azure API Management?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Microsoft Azure API Management, what would you say?

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

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SS
Business Architect at YASH Technologies
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Top 10
2022-09-30T20:38:00Z
Sep 30, 2022

There are a lot of competitors in the market that provide the same kind of services but I think cost-wise and resource-wise, Microsoft is ahead and I recommend this product to our customers. That said, there are some functions we don't currently have. It's okay for a mid-size organization but for larger-scale deployments, it's lacking in some areas. As a result, I rate this solution eight out of 10.

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Pmurki@Micron.Com Praveen - PeerSpot reviewer
VP & GM, Client Storage at Micron Technology, Inc.
Real User
Top 20
2022-09-07T12:03:35Z
Sep 7, 2022

I would rate API Management nine out of ten.

Reetesh  Sahay - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Project Manager at MindTree
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-26T06:08:00Z
Jul 26, 2022

I would tell potential users to go for it. It's a good platform. Even though the ecosystem may not be that strong, it's a better option for a software development company. You can explore other options to save some bucks if you are not into software development. However, for an IT company, Microsoft Azure is the better option. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Microsoft Azure API Management an eight.

AL
General Manager at HCL Technologies
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-05T09:34:17Z
Jul 5, 2022

Microsoft Azure API Management is used by over a hundred development teams for developing solutions, including integrations. Currently, there's no plan to increase its usage. I would recommend the solution to other people who want to start using it. I would rate Microsoft Azure API Management eight out of ten.

PraveenKumar V C - PeerSpot reviewer
Platform Architect at Ernst & Young
Real User
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2022-07-03T14:37:00Z
Jul 3, 2022

I would advise others to evaluate their volumes, nonfunctional requirements, and just check whether the NFR performance metrics of API Management has been met. Otherwise, better take a trade-off between, because we have gone through the hard path, tried everything using it, and then we have moved from API Management to Apigee. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

YJ
Principal Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2022-06-15T17:15:54Z
Jun 15, 2022

If your services are built on the cloud, I think APIM is the best tool. I would rate APIM eight out of ten.

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Karthik-A - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Manager at Accenture
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-18T19:03:54Z
May 18, 2022

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Microsoft Azure API Management a seven out of ten.

Hocine Zaidi - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at PTTEP
Real User
Top 10
2022-05-17T16:39:25Z
May 17, 2022

We're very satisfied with Azure API Management. We've had no issues with bugs, everything runs smoothly, and the connection between the cloud and the on-premise infrastructure was good. I would rate this solution nine out of ten.

Tom Hendrix - PeerSpot reviewer
Country Manager BeLux, UK&Ireland at AppyThings
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-06T18:03:00Z
Apr 6, 2022

Azure is the best-priced quality solution in the market. If you have business-critical processes running over API management, I would advise installing managed services either internally or from a partner to have that very close follow-up. I rate this solution eight out of ten.

DW
Senior Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
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2022-03-31T09:57:20Z
Mar 31, 2022

I'm a customer and an end-user. My company does not have a special business relationship with Microsoft. I'd rate the solution at a seven out of ten. While technical support and documentation are lacking, I would still recommend the product to others.

Nicky Jooste - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Solutions Architect at Dotcom Software Solutions
Real User
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2022-03-25T14:14:21Z
Mar 25, 2022

We are partners. I would rate Microsoft Azure API Management an eight out of ten.

RU
Senior Operational Technical Analyst at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-02-08T11:51:00Z
Feb 8, 2022

I would recommend Microsoft Azure API Management and would rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.

Prabakaran SP - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architect at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
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2022-01-19T10:38:38Z
Jan 19, 2022

I would rate Microsoft Azure API Management eight out of ten.

DeepakSharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Cloud Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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2021-11-05T17:46:00Z
Nov 5, 2021

I would rate this product as seven out of ten.

JL
Branch Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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2021-09-10T13:36:50Z
Sep 10, 2021

I would recommend this solution for some small and medium-sized projects, as it is quite easy and effective to start with. I am not sure if it is suited for large companies that have heavily loaded APIs which the solution might not be able to support. I rate Microsoft Azure API Management an eight out of ten.

CO
Executive Director Finance & Strategy at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-06T08:00:00Z
Sep 6, 2021

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Microsoft Azure API Management an eight out of ten.

GD
Group Manager, Solution & Technical Architect at Avanade
Consultant
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2021-06-01T12:01:16Z
Jun 1, 2021

My advice to those wanting to implement this solution is in all technology areas, each solution is use case-specific. If you are already working on the pure Azure Stack, then APIM is something that I would suggest. Unless you have a very complicated API development use case I would not try to deploy, for example, Mulesoft or Apigee on Azure. Assuming you are working on a full Azure Stack solution. Since it is use case-specific, rather than trying to build out. I would rather use the other repertoire of Azure to do the API development, as opposed to trying to deploy other solutions under the platform and develop from there. My philosophy is always, use what is available, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. Mulesoft may be powerful, but it is putting the cart on top of the wheel and try to build something on the cart. It is not a native approach. I rate Microsoft Azure API Management a seven out of ten.

AN
Lead Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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2021-05-21T09:06:22Z
May 21, 2021

I would advise those wanting to implement this solution that they can use this solution if it fits their deployment criteria. However, there are better options available. I rate Microsoft Azure API Management a seven out of ten.

PP
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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2021-04-06T13:38:19Z
Apr 6, 2021

We are Microsoft partners. I'd recommend the solution to other individuals and organizations. Overall, I've been quite satisfied with its capabilities. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.

MS
CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-11-24T11:31:11Z
Nov 24, 2020

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

SK
Solution Architect at a sports company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-11-10T14:58:40Z
Nov 10, 2020

We're just a customer. We do plan to continue to use the product going forward. I'm not sure if I would recommend the solution. It depends on how their organization and architecture is, and if they're doing on-prem or cloud, depending on the requirement. It's very hard to say. That said, I would rate it overall at eight out of ten.

Oleksandr Gaysin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager, Engineering at GlobalLogic
Real User
2020-10-11T08:58:25Z
Oct 11, 2020

Right now, for a particular client, we're using a managed version of the solution, however, in the future, I foresee us hosting it somewhere in the cloud. We're using the most up to date version of the solution. Overall, the solution has a lot of great features. There are a few bugs here and there, however, a the end of the day, there's lots of value provided. I'd rate the solution at an eight, on a scale from one to ten. It's got a rather high cost and still has some areas that need some improvement. Otherwise, I'd rate it higher.

Vinayak Verlekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Architect Manager at ESB
Real User
2020-07-28T06:50:00Z
Jul 28, 2020

At the end of the day, all the products are one and the same, just that some of them have more features than others. That's all. I would rate Azure a seven out of ten. Not a ten because I would like for them to improve on the number of policies it has inbuilt and for it to have better deployment architecture.

RandallMcClure - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at Pink Brain Technologies
Real User
2020-07-26T08:18:00Z
Jul 26, 2020

My advice would be to choose wisely. Look around. That's the free entry stuff, so that's why I'm kind of looking around for another tooling solution, to see if I can get more full-featured support. In the next release, I would love to see them actually support out of the box, like a canary deployment pattern, or out of the box just a blue-green rolling deployment pattern. Right now, how you want to do your deployments, you've got to tool it yourself. I would rate it a seven out of ten. They're not bad.

John Liu - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Architect at a wellness & fitness company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-05-13T09:16:00Z
May 13, 2020

You can't use this on-premise. If you want to run on-premise you would have to get a different product. Other than that, it's easy to use and start up. There is a lot of support available from the community online. You can do a domain name yourself with Microsoft, as opposed to other products where you need to contact support in order to set up a domain. I would rate it an eight out of ten. I can't give a ten out of ten because I'm not experienced enough with it. So far so good, though.

ShoaibAlam - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Architect at The Star Entertainment Group
Real User
Top 10
2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
Apr 19, 2020

I would recommend doing a combination of AWS API Gateway and Azure API Management. You can authenticate APIs in Azure Active Directory and from there you expose all of your serverless components and use them as a backend with Azure. But it depends on what your use case is. It can be used as a combination or as a standalone. I would rate it an eight out of ten. To make it a ten, there should be better analytics features so we can know how our product is performing.

KH
System Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-04-01T07:25:00Z
Apr 1, 2020

I would rate this product a seven out of 10.

MB
Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-22T06:49:13Z
Mar 22, 2020

I would rate this product a six out of 10.

Paul-Emmanuel BREC - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Enterprise Architect - Middleware & Integration at Nokia Corporation
Real User
2020-03-09T08:07:55Z
Mar 9, 2020

So far, we've been very happy with the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten overall.

Srinivas Kode - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President - Competency and Channels at Techwave.
Real User
2020-03-09T08:07:46Z
Mar 9, 2020

API and microservices based architectures is the modern architecture to enable organizations for digital growth. With that said Microsoft Azure is definitely is in the top quadrant in this space and are investing to grow this service portfolio by leaps and bounds every day. Based on our customer ecosystem and the predominant technology stack in use, the decision with Microsoft platform aligns well with their transformation roadmap. There is going to be some level of Microsoft cloud solutions in play. Each customer has to conduct an assessment on the need for a platform based on the technical debt they are carrying along with people and process. They need to take a look at the existing ecosystem, software technology stack, current ERP, and the applications that need to be integrated into API based platforms. I would suggest Azure API Manager should be in your selection process. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Anurag-Bhatnagar - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
2020-02-09T08:17:01Z
Feb 9, 2020

This is absolutely a solution that I would recommend for others. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Nagesh Paramesh - PeerSpot reviewer
Head - Data & Digital Service line(s), BFSI Cluster at slk software
Real User
2020-01-12T12:03:00Z
Jan 12, 2020

We do not use one particular feature over another. Rather, it is the whole package that is useful. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

it_user1221840 - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Ebiz consulting gmbh
Real User
2020-01-12T12:02:00Z
Jan 12, 2020

Approach API Management in the two areas "tooling" and "governance". Tooling required end-to-end thinking from a developer, consumer and infrastructure perspective. For each multiple examples can be shared. For governance start with the obvious fitting to your organization. Do not follow all recommendations from the start, hence expect an iterative approach. I would recommend this product and would rate it an eight out of 10.

Luís Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technical Lead at Human Code
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-08-12T05:55:00Z
Aug 12, 2019

I would recommend this solution to someone considering it. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 1, 2021
Why?
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Nov 1, 2021
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 subscription keys. It provides a good UI for developer portals. The developer can register, request, and manage subscriptions easily in the portal. Another thing we liked was the high level of customization. You can use API Management for back-end APIs. You can place the APIM in front to give extra layers of security. APIM is great for lift and shift migrations, too, by fine-tuning the policies in the APIM. The downside is, first, the cost. You need to pay up front for the service. So if you are a small business, it can be expensive because the cost increases with each API. If you are already using Azure, you need premium Azure B2C to integrate with your system. AWS API Gateway (API GW) might be better for organizations that already use other AWS resources. It is a great tool for web services development. If you need to integrate external tools, AWS API Gateway provides an extra security and authentication layer for front-end web services. For instance, as an HTTP front end for internal resources. We use API GW for front-end web services and to integrate static resources. Although we are overall happy with API GW in terms of security and rapid development, it leaves some room for improvement. If you need to create a private API, it can be very difficult. Certifying clients can be a hassle, as well as trying to debug multiple services. Conclusions Azure API Management is a strong solution for large organizations, particularly if leveraging Azure products already. AWS API Gateway is more versatile and the pricing is better.
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 4, 2021
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