2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
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 WSO2 API Manager?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering WSO2 API Manager, what would you say?

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

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Eduardo-Perez - PeerSpot reviewer
Public Procurement Area Consultant at Memorandum
Consultant
Top 10
2022-08-17T13:24:39Z
Aug 17, 2022

I'm starting with Microsoft as our API manager on a daily basis. I'm working as a project manager and architect, so I don't install the products. However, I understand their texture and how the parts interact with each other. I'd advise new users to have a company that knows it very, very well. If you don't don't know the product at the beginning, you can make a mess of your project. Choose a good partner first to make everything easier. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a good product.

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XolisaVuza - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at AfroCentric Health
Real User
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2022-07-26T14:29:39Z
Jul 26, 2022

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

Parthasarathy Kesavaraj - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Development Manager at Cisco
Real User
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2022-06-21T06:01:00Z
Jun 21, 2022

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

SS
Integration Architect at a tech consulting company with 201-500 employees
Real User
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2022-05-26T13:29:49Z
May 26, 2022

I would advise anybody thinking of implementing WSO2 to go for it. I would give WSO2 a rating of eight out of ten.

RomanFigurny - PeerSpot reviewer
API Developer at CEZ ICT Services
Real User
Top 10
2022-04-06T15:58:36Z
Apr 6, 2022

I definitely recommend this solution. Because the complexity of the setup and the documentation could be improved, I would rate WSO2 API Manager an eight out of ten. I'm pleased with the WSO2 product, but there are some gaps in the documentation. It could be greatly improved in this case so that it is easier to deploy and maintain when there are issues.

VC
Software Engineer at eCam Solution Co., Ltd
Real User
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2022-03-22T07:52:55Z
Mar 22, 2022

I find the solution to be good overall. The solution is receiving a lot of attention and is attracting investors. I rate WSO2 API Manager a seven out of ten.

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NS
Open Bannking,API and SOA Technical Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-02-09T07:49:46Z
Feb 9, 2022

I rate WSO2 API Manager a seven out of ten.

AG
Product Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
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2021-11-03T11:44:32Z
Nov 3, 2021

WSO2 API Manager is very good for small and medium companies, but if you have an enterprise-level company, Google Apigee might be a better choice. I rate WSO2 API Manager an eight out of ten.

Modupe Aladeojebi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Swifta Systems and Services
Real User
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2021-09-29T15:48:00Z
Sep 29, 2021

I would rate API Manager eight out of 10. The advice I would give to anyone considering API Manager is to take the time to understand how the platform works. It doesn't matter how good a thing is if you don't understand the purpose. For example, you need to understand the use case for service orchestration. And once you know that, you know why it makes sense to bring in WSO2 API Manager. This is a better way to go about things than to force yourself into it, only to find out that it's not working for you at the end of the day.

RiteshShah - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Exzatech Consulting And Services Pvt Ltd.
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-26T18:39:00Z
May 26, 2021

I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. We've been extremely happy with it so far. It's affordable and pretty easy to use overall.

Arcangelo Di Balsamo - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO Cloud Division at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
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2021-02-26T14:54:45Z
Feb 26, 2021

I rate WSO2 API Manager a nine out of ten.

SS
Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-10T09:52:46Z
Feb 10, 2021

I would recommend it as I think it is good. On a scale from one to ten, I would give WSO2 API Manager an eight.

AR
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-21T19:14:41Z
Jan 21, 2021

You have two options to choose when deciding what type of version you want to go with, the open-source or the subscription version. In a production environment, it is best to go with the subscription to make sure all the bugs are fixed. I recommend this solution to others. I rate WSO2 API Manager a nine out of ten.

PrashansaShukla - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at Jio Platforms Limited
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-31T14:47:34Z
Dec 31, 2020

WSO2 API Manager is a good solution for enterprise API management and, even better, it is free to use the software. If you are doing complex implementations, however, it might benefit you to go with a paid license which will help when you discover any bugs or need extra support that the documentation cannot provide. I would rate WSO2 API Manager an eight out of ten.

Andrés Pastorini - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solutions Architect at Agesic
Real User
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2020-12-20T08:20:00Z
Dec 20, 2020

Improve the possibility to migrate to different versions would be very good. It would also be good for integration withdifferents identity server to have more possibilities with other tools. On a scale of one to ten I would rate WSO2 API Manager an 8 because I think that the evolution of the product has a lot of differences between near versions. I would like it to be a more stable solution.

Leonardo Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architecture Leader at Edenred
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-23T23:51:05Z
Nov 23, 2020

I wouldn't actually recommend this to anyone. I think that there are paid solutions, such as Azure API Management, which will relieve you from the administrative burden. Personally, I wouldn't recommend this solution at all. On a scale from one to ten, I would give WSO2 a rating of seven. It's a good tool, but dealing with the on-premises infrastructure is a big headache.

ZP
Integration Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-11-19T07:24:43Z
Nov 19, 2020

I would say if you're looking for a simple and straightforward solution, it is probably a good idea, but if you're looking for a more advanced option, then you should go for some other solution. I would rate WSO2 API Manager a seven out of ten.

SS
Business&Integration Arch Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-14T06:37:00Z
Oct 14, 2020

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I'm currently using the open-source version of the solution. We're evaluating 3.2.0. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at an eight. If it offered better stability and more documentation, I'd rate it a bit higher.

SK
Lead Business Analyst at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-23T08:17:18Z
Aug 23, 2020

This is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Xinxiao Li - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Specialist at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-07-05T15:50:00Z
Jul 5, 2020

I recommend this product. I think WSO2 API Manager is good. I'd like to recommend the system to others. On a scale of one to ten I would rate WSO2 API Manager an eight.

Modupe Aladeojebi - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Swifta Systems and Services
Real User
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2019-08-01T05:43:00Z
Aug 1, 2019

Right now we are using only the main part of the product. It is an internal application only for deployment at our company at the moment. We haven't deployed the product across to clients for now because they will have to be very technical, and it is almost the nature of clients who use consultants that they may not always be the most technical or want to use difficult products. The experience we are building internally is something we do look forward to sharing. We do have one client who is considering the product. They want to use it similar to how we do as a local API, and we intend to expose it as a possible solution in our business plan for them. We are open to having new clients use it in the near future. The advice I have for any of the organizations or companies looking for an API manager is that they, first of all, verify the building block before selecting a product. For me it is Apache, and I know the amount of work that goes towards Apache, how much has to go into TomCat. If we take on clients with a similar need it would make support rather easy for us to provide for them and we can be very efficient. Secondly, the product is an open-source community build-up. The WS02 organization is its own company providing support. I grew with the product from the time I started to develop with it until now. I've been able to see the changes and how it has evolved. I know in WS02 ESB, now its called Enterprise Integrations. It shows its a growing community, it shows that it has the potential to be a great community. We can work with it for a long time as well as incorporate solutions in the technology that is out there today. The longevity and growth of the product can help people to trust and use the product. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate it an eight. It is an eight and not a ten because of the interface. But it is an eight, which is a good rating because I haven't seen any other vendor that provides a similar platform. You can use the platform directly or you can operate on the platform using the exposed API. I think that makes an exciting API that you can make use of in many different ways. There is no competitor that has more connections or offers such a platform.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 17, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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SS
Business&Integration Arch Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 14, 2020
If you are using open-source, it's not expensive. If you choose to upgrade to get enterprise support, then you need a subscription and it has a cost. I am not using the enterprise support and I don't have a subscription. Therefore, I'm not technically paying for the product at all.
Leonardo Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architecture Leader at Edenred
Nov 23, 2020
We use the open-source version — the free version.
it_user1257666 - PeerSpot reviewer
PRINCIPAL AZURE ARCHITECT - Oil & Energy at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 30, 2020
I am a Senior Information Technology Consultant for an Oil and Energy company.  We are currently evaluating Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and WSO2 API Manager. What are the main differences between the two? Which do you recommend? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
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Srinivas Kode - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President - Competency and Channels at Techwave.
Jan 2, 2020
We have evaluated WS02, APIGEE, MuleSoft in the past and based on our selection criteria all three scored pretty close with APIGEE with overall high score with a very small difference. However, based on the key driver each one has an advantage such as WS02 on licensing, APIGEE on performance throughput and MuleSoft on robust integration platform. For more information please reach out to me at ksrinivas@techwave.net
KH
System Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 30, 2020
I think the main difference is that WSO2 is open source and you can free download to use it in your on premises platform. But if you are willing to pay for a fully developed product, Mulesoft will provide better support in your full development of API cycle. You may consider their local support for further evaluation. I think the level of support offered by the product vendor is a key consideration for your choice.
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