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Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Pros
"The ease of creating policies has been the most useful of the solution's features. It's a quick ramp-up time. It's easy for our support staff to implement the policies in the API management layer.""It's a good return on my investment.""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."

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"The ease of setting up a new solution is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up a new solution and to deploy it to production.""The package as a whole is useful for our customers.""Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment.""The most valuable feature is the developer portal, which has source code examples in various programming languages to help developers learn the API.""The solution is quite stable. We have no issues with it. there have been no crashes and we haven't experienced bugs or glitches. It's been quite reliable.""Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services""The most valuable features are the ease of use and it is a platform that has self-enablement for the customers to be able to register themselves.""The integration with Azure Active Directory is a good security feature for authentication and authorization. There is multifactor authentication. You can also use all of the Azure AD features integrated with API Management."

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Cons
"The company needs to better support webhooks. It used to support webhooks and their policies and they have since stopped. They had some issues in the product and they abandoned the support for them. It's not come back since.""The number one area this solution could be improved is by implementing support. Support is not a part of this solution.""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."

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"The developer console for external users could be improved, especially in the testing site.""I would like to see better scalability and better performance.""Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features.""This solution is only available as a cloud-based deployment and it would be very helpful to have an on-premises version.""The portal where we publish the APIs could be improved. Maybe this is because we didn't configure it. It is quite easy to bypass API management because we have a lot of information shared on the portal, where we publish our APIs. I worry there is potential for a security breach in the API publishing. There needs to be more security available on terms of the way we publish them.""Could use clearer configuration when it comes to API policies.""The user interface needs improvement.""There is always room for improvement. There should be more analytics abilities so you can know how much traffic there is. Log Analyzer isn't well integrated with this solution."

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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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"It's being paid monthly.""Based on the resources that we are leveraging, the price we are paying to use this solution is slightly higher than other competitors. In a few cases, it has its own advantage in some resources.""Since this is a cloud-based solution you have to abide by those financial limits, this creates some different challenges compared to other solutions."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have been using Apigee mostly for proxy FGIs. We also use its security features as well as traffic control features.
Top Answer: In terms of the functionalities of a typical API gateway, Apigee is actually doing its job, but when it involves integration with backend applications, which some gateways have, I don't believe it has… more »
Top Answer: I'm a developer as well as an architect. We have internal clients as well as external clients. We have other teams within the enterprise that use this platform. They do development, and sometimes, we… more »
Top Answer: The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges.
Top Answer: We are limited to what choice of solution we can purchase. There are multiple aspects here. If it is a choice that we have to make, then we do it based on the requirement or recommendations, such as… more »
Top Answer: From my understanding, there are some constraints around governance and service-to-service intercommunication managing priorities and our own governance. Examples include, how you manage all your… more »
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1st
out of 39 in API Management
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8.3
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out of 39 in API Management
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18
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7.6
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Also Known As
Azure API Management, MS Azure API Management, MS Azure API Management, MS Azure API Management
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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.
Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization's API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale. Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal.
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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
adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Retailer24%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company6%
REVIEWERS
University13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Translation And Localization Position13%
Wellness & Fitness Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise70%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise67%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise57%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. Microsoft Azure API Management and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,690 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 20 reviews while Microsoft Azure API Management is ranked 2nd in API Management with 18 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Azure API Management is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Apigee writes "Enables us to configure the API with restricted access for different clients but their support is lacking". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure API Management writes "Easy to use API management with a platform that allows customers to register themselves". Apigee is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect, Layer7 API Management and Kong Enterprise, whereas Microsoft Azure API Management is most compared with Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Amazon API Gateway, Kong Enterprise, IBM API Connect and WSO2 API Manager. See our Apigee vs. Microsoft Azure API Management report.

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