Anonymous UserPrincipal Architect at a tech services company
RiteshShahVice President at Exzatech Consulting And Services Pvt Ltd.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the gateway and security features."
"The most interesting feature is its Mac-based function."
"It's very scalable, which is one of the best features."
"The solution is open-source."
"API management lifecycle is the most valuable."
"The main feature — the publication of the API, the management section — is great in general."
"There are a lot of tools to help the manager. WSO2 is very easy to install. It has all the principal functionalities that you think about when you want to put up the management solution. It's a very friendly tool."
"One of the great things about WSO2 API Manager is that it is so easy to adopt. And because it's an open source solution, we're able to extend the implementation any time to suit our company needs better."
"As far as I am aware this solution is the first API Publisher that allows you to create and publish API and to manage the API lifecycle."
"It would be helpful to improve the customization features so that the customer can do it based on their own needs."
"API Manager is not easy to scale because some of its components lack scalability. It's a difficult point. Especially because companies are so cloud-based these days, microservice scalability is a major thing."
"Integration is an area that needs to be improved."
"The stability is pretty good, but it could be improved."
"I would like it to be a more convenient development platform with the ability to write orchestrations and so on. Our problem with this product is that in my country, we are the only enterprise that has been using this product. We're missing a lot of knowledge from colleagues to consult with, and we also aren't able to recruit people with relevant skills. It is a big problem. The small team that is maintaining this product is the only team that can actually relate to any technical issue. The support that we're getting from the company is not great. There is also a cultural gap there because they're from Sri Lanka, and it is not easy. They're putting in a lot of effort, but they are not meeting our expectations."
"I think they could greatly improve the general UX with their solutions."
"I would like it to be a more stable solution. Maybe in the last version that is approved. For me it would be good if they had a community established version."
"From a product perspective, the first thing is that although the documentation provided by WSO2 is good, it could be much better. We're in the middle of a complex migration, moving away from VMs to Kubernetes with the latest version of WSO2 and good documentation is essential to us right now."
"From what I have experienced from the versions I have tried, they could improve on the multi-tenant environments to allow some kind of SSO single sign-on between tenant."
"We use the open-source version — the free version."
"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."
"There is a subscription-based pricing structure and also the open-sourced version available."
"It's not expensive, but it could be cheaper."
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3scale is an API management platform that delivers flexible, highly scalable solutions to package, distribute, control, and monetize your APIs, giving you the power to make the most of your API program.
3scale delivers centralized API management features through a distributed, cloud-hosted layer. The platform includes built-in features to help you build a more successful API program, including access control, rate limits, payment gateway integration, and developer experience tools.
WSO2 API Manager is an open source approach that addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement. It allows extensibility and customization, and ensures freedom from lock-in.
WSO2 API Manager is a unique open approach to full lifecycle API development, integration and management. As part of the larger WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, it is a central component used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. It’s hybrid integration capabilities further simplify projects that span traditional as well as microservice environments. And unlike other API and lifecycle management products, it is fully open-source allowing for extensibility and customization.
3scale API Management is ranked 15th in API Management with 2 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 6th in API Management with 11 reviews. 3scale API Management is rated 7.6, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of 3scale API Management writes "Good gateway and security features, but the developer portal needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Easy to adopt and lets us extend functionality at any time". 3scale API Management is most compared with Apigee, IBM API Connect, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and Amazon API Gateway, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and Tyk. See our 3scale API Management vs. WSO2 API Manager report.
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