Hello community members,
We have implemented the 3scale API Gateway and we've been trying to use the 3Scale API Management tool. However, we found a lot of issues with customizing that tool. One of the options we've been considering is to use a different management tool. Is it possible?
For example, can we use 3 SCALE API Gateway and Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager for 3scale API management? An...
Integration Architect at a tech consulting company with 201-500 employees
Jul 12, 2022
Hi @Niki Shetty,
Usually, all these API Mgmt platforms are built with a proprietary integration in mind. I doubt such cross-product integration is possible.
However, can you elaborate more on the below:
1. What customizations you were into that are causing pain?
3Scale is not best vis-a-vis that activity. The best tool here could be WSO2 which allows a lot of customizations.
2. What management activity you are looking into, to offload to another tool like Mulesoft AAPIM?
3. What type of deployments are you into? Stand-alone? Kubernetes? etc?
Hi @Niki Shetty,
We know this very well. Every so-called API runtime, i.e. an API gateway, is fixed to its own technology. In other words, API integration is the new vendor lock-in.
What we have learned is that there is an urgent need for a higher-level API control plane. So you separate the API management from the so-called runtime. You can also call this API Master Management. This dramatically reduces complexity, creates friendly API developers and increases security. If you need something - we're there for you.
I am an IT architect with experience in designing and implementing tech solutions.
I am researching Red Hat 3scale API Management and WSO2 API Manager. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which do you recommend and why?
Thanks! I appreciate the help.