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Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. Kong Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"Tracing in Apigee is a very good feature.""There are just a lot of security features in general.""Anyone with basic knowledge can build an API.""The most valuable features are scalability and technical support.""The flexibility allows you to quickly run a cloud-native application architecture.""It nice and easy for the clients and those using the product to access the product's help resources.""Apigee is a very lightweight solution.""The stability of the solution is good. There aren't issues surrounding bugs or glitches. We don't find that it crashes or freezes. It's pretty reliable."

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"In our buying companies' perspective, it was easier to use compared to other platforms. The markets were pretty familiar with the solutions.""Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that."

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Cons
"As it is now, the rotation of certificates is a manual task and is something that can be improved.""I see some lagging in regards to integration capacity""Apigee is demanding on the infrastructure so the setup cost is very high for an on-premises deployment.""Better functionality for validating inputs and outputs would be helpful.""The ability to work across different management solutions in a plug and play fashion would make it easier for faster uptake.""Apigee could do more to make users aware of what is available in the add-ons.""The solution tends to hide the limitations to keep selling the product.""The setup and installation process could be improved with a container-based system."

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"There should be an easier way to integrate with other solutions, even though it's the same API solution layer. Comparability will be a good improvement.""They could focus more on pricing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of the licensing is based on the number of API calls that are made.""It is not suited for small companies. It's expensive.""It is more expensive when you compare to open-source products or other vendors.""We have a contract for three years. I don't know the cost.""I would like to see the implementation of further options for billing because as it is now, the opportunities you have in terms of a package are limited.""The iicense is subscription-based."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: There is plenty of support documentation available.
Top Answer: The Apigee cloud admin UI could be more user-friendly by adding a few more features.
Top Answer: Good at intercepting traffic and modeling APIs around that.
Top Answer: Kong has a huge community and lot of open source implementations and satisfied users. The motivation to move to Enterprise edition is still license and cost based. Kong can look at different options… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case of this solution was a secure API Gateway hosted on public cloud infrastructure. The manageability, deployment architecture options and scalability were key considerations. Kong… more »
Ranking
1st
out of 41 in API Management
Views
30,651
Comparisons
23,749
Reviews
20
Average Words per Review
513
Rating
8.3
11th
out of 41 in API Management
Views
10,286
Comparisons
8,607
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
600
Rating
8.5
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Overview

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.

Kong delivers a next generation API platform built for modern architectures. With a lightnight-fast, lightweight, and flexible core, Kong delivers sub-millisecond latency across all your services. Kong's is deployment-, vendor-, and pattern-agnostic, allowing you to run your services how you want, where you want, and with who you want - from baremetal to cloud, monolith to microservices, service mesh, and beyond.

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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
Cargill, Zillow, Ferrari, WeWork, Healthcare.gov, Yahoo! Japan, Giphy, SkyScanner
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Retailer22%
Insurance Company11%
Comms Service Provider11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise68%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise67%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. Kong Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
536,548 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 20 reviews while Kong Enterprise is ranked 11th in API Management with 2 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.4, while Kong Enterprise is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Highly available, easy to configure and use, and it includes disaster recovery". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kong Enterprise writes "Developers and Architects favourite, great for initial adaptors, companies scaling up". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager, whereas Kong Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, WSO2 API Manager, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway and Layer7 API Management. See our Apigee vs. Kong Enterprise report.

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