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"It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors.""It is not suited for small companies. It's expensive.""It is a bit on the expensive side. Its licensing cost is a bit high, and that's where we've seen people going back on their decisions.""We have a contract for three years. I don't know the cost.""The cost increases as the usage increases.""The cost of the licensing is based on the number of API calls that are made.""Apigee is slightly expensive, but again, it can depend on the type of usage. All things considered, it is slightly expensive.""The price of Apigee could be less expensive. The solution can be purchased monthly or annually."

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Top Answer:  Apigee offers both cloud-based and on-prem options while Microsoft Azure API Management currently only offers a cloud-based solution. Both solutions are easy to use. Apigee allows for the… more »
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Top Answer: Apigee is a strong-featured solution. It leads in Gartner Quadrant ratings and it is a full-slated API solution that has the features that an API gateway requires.
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Apigee Edge, the self-service API management platform, enables companies to secure, scale, manage, and analyze their digital business, and grow API programs to meet the increase in demand. Edge enables enterprises to design and build the APIs that securely share their services and data.

Key capabilities of the Apigee Edge API management platform include:

  • Security: protect APIs, messages, and backends with configurable policies such as OAuth, API key verification, XML/JSON threat protection, access control.
  • API gateway: secure and mediate the traffic between clients and backends, and between a company’s APIs and the developers, customers, partners, and employees who use the APIs.
  • Developer portal: attract and engage application developers, enabling them to discover, explore, purchase (or profit from), and test APIs and register to access and use the APIs.
  • API lifecycle management: manage the process of designing, developing, publishing, deploying, and versioning APIs.
DreamFactory REST API Platform. It Rock Solid Security helps Secure every API endpoint with User Management, Role-Based Access Controls, SSO Authentication, JWT, CORS, OAuth, and Active Directory. The Server-Side Scripting Implements custom logic on the request or response of any API endpoint or quickly build your own custom APIs with JavaScript V8, Node.js, or PHP. And having Instant APIs Without Code automatically generates a complete set of REST APIs with live documentation for any SQL or NoSQL database, file storage system, or external service.
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Sample Customers
Adobe, advance.net, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, Pearson
Verizon Cloud, Intel, Maxwell Lucas, Senske Services, The Binary Workshop, Shortrunposters.com
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm25%
Computer Software Company21%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
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Company Size
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise73%
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise65%
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Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 27 reviews while DreamFactory is ranked 8th in Software Components. Apigee is rated 8.2, while DreamFactory is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Good analytics, rich developer portal, and definitely stable". On the other hand, Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management, whereas DreamFactory is most compared with StrongLoop LoopBack and ZK Framework.

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