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PrashansaShuklaSoftware Engineer at Jio Platforms Limited
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."
"This is a flexible and versatile API management solution that has the power to integrate with more than just API."
"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."
"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."
"The interface needs to be modernized and made more user friendly so the product continues to have a growing community of users."
"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."
"This is a pay-per-use service, where you only pay for what you use."
"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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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.
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.
Amazon API Gateway is ranked 8th in API Management with 7 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 7th in API Management with 11 reviews. Amazon API Gateway is rated 7.6, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 8.0. 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 WSO2 API Manager writes "Good integrations abilities with well-detailed logs". Amazon API Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee, Layer7 API Management and Axway AMPLIFY API Management, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Microsoft Azure API Management, 3scale API Management and Tyk. See our Amazon API Gateway vs. WSO2 API Manager report.
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