it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for WSO2 API Manager?


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Eduardo-Perez - PeerSpot reviewer
Public Procurement Area Consultant at Memorandum
Top 10
Aug 17, 2022

I don't deal with the licensing aspect of the product.

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Parthasarathy Kesavaraj - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Development Manager at Cisco
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Top 10
Jun 21, 2022

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.

RomanFigurny - PeerSpot reviewer
API Developer at CEZ ICT Services
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Top 10
Apr 6, 2022

We use the open-source version of WSO2 API Manager, there is no cost.

Oct 11, 2022

@RomanFigurny Where can I download the open-source version? Can you use that version for commercial purposes?

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Software Engineer at eCam Solution Co., Ltd
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Mar 22, 2022

WSO2 API Manager is a low-cost solution. It is one of the most affordable solutions.

Product Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 5
Nov 3, 2021

I think the other competitors that are providing the same solution are quite expensive. WSO2 API Manager is quite cheap.

RiteshShah - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Exzatech Consulting And Services Pvt Ltd.
Top 5Leaderboard
May 26, 2021

Single GA (generally available) edition with all features. Subscription model Simple pricing model with per core pricing. No licensing fees for development Each subscription also covers, at no extra fee: • Bursting of on-premise production systems by up to two times the subscribed cores, lasting for up to 3 cumulative days during the subscription year. • Up to 3 pre-production environments • Individual development machines, though please note that issues arising on such systems qualify for query support rather than incident support SLAs • Analytics Profiles • Passive instances in an active/passive deployment • Disaster recovery systems • Query support hours up to a level proportional to the subscription fee

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Sr. Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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Feb 10, 2021

It's not expensive, but it could be cheaper.

Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 21, 2021

There is a subscription-based pricing structure and also the open-sourced version available.

PrashansaShukla - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at Jio Platforms Limited
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Top 10
Dec 31, 2020

We have not opted for the paid version of WSO2 but we have implemented the free and open source WSO2 software to a great extent and it is working as per our expectation.

Leonardo Ferreira - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Architecture Leader at Edenred
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Top 10
Nov 23, 2020

We use the open-source version — the free version.

Business&Integration Arch Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
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.

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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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