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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 ESB, the enterprise service bus is what we primarily use. In addition to that, the API management. These are the two tools which we have been using extensively. The enterprise platform.""The most valuable feature is the ability to investigate APIs.""Whenever there was an issue, the support was excellent.""The most valuable features are API development and API management.""One of the more valuable features is the stability of the platform.""The documentation is great; it is always up to date and well-presented.""The most important features are the API management and API development.""The developer portal is easy to integrate. It is easy to use, easy to integrate, and I like the developer portal."

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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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"Rather than focusing on numbers, they should focus more on the customer support service.""Better documentation to help explain each of the features would be really helpful.""The pricing is quite expensive. It should be adjusted to make it more affordable for users.""The most important thing that should be improved is that it is too heavy.""Not many stand-out features.""The initial setup is very complex.""The API gateway and API runtime are too heavy, which means that it is not suitable for microservices.""I would like to see more automation. Operations are done manually. It should also automate in the operation."

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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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"I'm unsure about licensing costs because I'm not the person who handles this. But, ballpark, it's probably somewhere around $300,000-$400,000 or something like that.""The licensing fees are approximately $80,000 USD per year and there are costs for additional functionality, as well as premiums for connectors to systems such as Oracle and SAP.""The pricing is very expensive, although you get a lot of power from the product."

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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: Offers good integration and flexibility.
Top Answer: The solution is not open source and the market is now open with a lot of options customers can test to explore and investigate. I think the code is something we need to explore. I think licensing… more »
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8.3
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out of 39 in API Management
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8.3
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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.

API Manager is a component of Anypoint Platform for designing, building, managing, and publishing APIs. Anypoint Platform uses Mule as its core runtime engine. You can use API Manager on a public cloud, such as CloudHub, a private cloud, or a hybrid. A hybrid deployment is an API deployed on a private server but having metadata processed in the public cloud.

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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
Coca-Cola, Splunk, Citrix, UCSF, Vertu, State of Colorado, National Post, TiVo, Deakin, LLS, Oldcastle Precast, ParcelPoint, Justice Systems, Ube, Sumitomo Corporation, PacificComp, University of Witwatersrand, Groupe Initiatives, Camelot, Panviva
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
Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm27%
Manufacturing Company18%
Insurance Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm11%
Insurance Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise70%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise68%
REVIEWERS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Apigee vs. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Apigee is ranked 1st in API Management with 20 reviews while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is ranked 3rd in API Management with 11 reviews. Apigee is rated 8.2, while Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is rated 8.2. 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 Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager writes "Good API management and an excellent enterprise platform". Apigee is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway, IBM API Connect, Layer7 API Management and Kong Enterprise, whereas Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure API Management, Amazon API Gateway, Kong Enterprise, IBM API Connect and Layer7 API Management. See our Apigee vs. Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager report.

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