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Pros
"Good interface, intuitive solution."

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"One of the more valuable features is the stability of the platform.""Whenever there was an issue, the support was excellent.""The most important features are the API management and API development.""The scalability is good. It's passable.""The stability overall has been pretty great.""The developer portal is easy to integrate. It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and I like the developer portal.""The solution has been very stable.""The most valuable features are API development and API management."

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Cons
"Lacks an integrated billing feature."

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"The initial setup is very complex.""Better documentation to help explain each of the features would be really helpful.""The initial setup, if you go back three or three and a half years, definitely, for us, was complex.""The pricing is a bit expensive.""The most important thing that should be improved is that it is too heavy.""Licensing costs should be reduced, it's quite expensive.""Rather than focusing on numbers, they should focus more on the customer support service.""With respect to the live help, I have language issues because I can't understand some of the things that I hear."

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"I'm unsure about licensing costs because I'm not the person who handles this. But, ballpark, it's probably somewhere around $300,000-$400,000 or something like that.""The pricing is very expensive, although you get a lot of power from the product.""The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP."

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Top Answer: The stability overall has been pretty great.
Ranking
24th
out of 41 in API Management
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1,917
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Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
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Rating
7.0
3rd
out of 41 in API Management
Views
18,972
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Reviews
14
Average Words per Review
679
Rating
8.1
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Anypoint API Manager
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Overview

Akana helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations.

API Manager is a component of Anypoint Platform for designing, building, managing, and publishing APIs. Anypoint Platform uses Mule as its core runtime engine. You can use API Manager on a public cloud, such as CloudHub, a private cloud, or a hybrid. A hybrid deployment is an API deployed on a private server but having metadata processed in the public cloud.

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Sample Customers
British American Tobacco, Credit Suisse, Daimler, eBay, FOX, Liberty Mutual, Marriott, Mayo Clinic, Skandia, Tata communications
Coca-Cola, Splunk, Citrix, UCSF, Vertu, State of Colorado, National Post, TiVo, Deakin, LLS, Oldcastle Precast, ParcelPoint, Justice Systems, Ube, Sumitomo Corporation, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Groupe Initiatives, Camelot, Panviva
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google, Microsoft, MuleSoft and others in API Management. Updated: November 2021.
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Akana API Management is ranked 24th in API Management with 1 review while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 3rd in API Management with 14 reviews. Akana API Management is rated 7.0, while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Akana API Management writes "Intuitive solution with good interface; currently lacks an integrated billing feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager writes "Good API management and an excellent enterprise platform". Akana API Management is most compared with Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management, Tyk and SwaggerHub, whereas Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Kong Enterprise and SwaggerHub.

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