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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The initial setup is pretty easy. Deployment only takes five minutes."
"The technical support is very strong. We've had issues with the solution and configuration and we got very good support."
"This solution is useful for making new APIs."
"This solution gives you a unified way to have your API accessed."
"In terms of most valuable features, it would say that it is really easy to start working with it."
"Its security feature is the most valuable because it is mainly a security solution. It has easy authentication and authorization, and its integration is also useful."
"It's easy to integrate and provide support for existing AWS services if I use the AWS API gateway."
"It is good for communicating between the systems and for publishing and subscribing. We can easily retrieve data. It is good in terms of troubleshooting and other things."
"We have found the pricing of the solution to be fair."
"Like most Amazon services, and this one's the same, you're expected to effectively do your own support, and any other support is by emails, so it's quite limited."
"It's hard to configure. There's a lot of options but it's very hard, it's very confusing."
"There should be more videos and documentation about the new features that are released every month."
"The only real problem is that you have to know a lot about what is outside of the API gateway in order to make the best use of it."
"It would be useful to have a more complete development environment for the developer, with different integrative capabilities to manage all the life cycles for the API. I think the full version formula for that is really useful. They should improve the development environment for easier integration."
"The user interface, in general, can be better. The user interface for the entire Amazon cloud can be more friendly. There are some scenarios that are not really easy to manage and configure through the user interface."
"I am not completely satisfied with Technical Support."
"Some of the things that we use cannot be done in this solution. For these things, we have to either use a Java service or a util service. There is no predefined or existing service that we can use. So, we have to work on the util service and write on top of it. Its price can also be better. It is pretty costly because they charge us for each transmission."
"The on-premises setup can be difficult."
"This is a pay-per-use service, where you only pay for what you use."
"Based on our team discussions and feedback, it is pretty costly because they charge us for each transmission."
Amazon API Gateway is a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a "front door" for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda, or any Web application.
Software AG’s webMethods API-Portal provides a comprehensive solution that allows the developer community to find, learn about, discuss and test your APIs. This API portal not only exposes API documentation to developers inside and outside of your organization but also manages the developer on-boarding process and lets developers use exposed APIs for new and creative uses.
Software AG’s new API portal offer significant benefits for companies working on API monetization, including:
-An intuitive user interface and highly customizable “look and feel”
-A single solution for both external and internal developers
-Analytics at the API portal to help you better understand your users
-Strong API security through the use of API keys and OAuth2 credentials support
-Seamless integration with other webMethods components, including CentraSite, Software -
AG’s SOA governance and SOA life-cycle management solution
Amazon API Gateway is ranked 8th in API Management with 7 reviews while webMethods API Portal is ranked 24th in API Management with 2 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 7.6, while webMethods API Portal is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Amazon API Gateway writes "A scalable solution with End-to-end protection for your service, and ties in well with the AWS ecosystem". On the other hand, the top reviewer of webMethods API Portal writes "Stable, with good technical support, but the on-premises version can be difficult to set up". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, WSO2 API Manager and Layer7 API Management, whereas webMethods API Portal is most compared with CentraSite.
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