Igmar RautenbachHead: B2B Solutions at Trustlink (Pty) Ltd
RiteshShahVice President at Exzatech Consulting And Services Pvt Ltd.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The API portal capability is a valuable feature."
"This product is a ten when it comes to API management."
"The administration tool for this solution is good."
"I don't believe the Salesforce has been fully utilized yet. It gives us quick engagement."
"There's drag and drop functionality so that you do not need to have a senior expert developer to make use of the tool. You can get more of your staff trained up to be able to use it as it's not overly technical."
"We like the portal for documentation a lot."
"The most valuable features are security enforcement and throttling."
"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."
"The product shows a lack of maturity. The setup is difficult, the tech support and community are lacking, and it is not very stable."
"Team management capabilities could be improved."
"This solution does have some limitations regarding the deployment model."
"It would be great if they have an asset report. It's hard to get support for that."
"The installation process is a bit complex and it could be a lot simpler."
"The portal still has room for improvement."
"The API Mocking tools need to be improved."
"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."
"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."
Axway API Management Plus combines API lifecycle management, secure integration services, monitoring and analytics to help you innovate faster and heighten ecosystem engagement. It is part of the Axway AMPLIFY data integration and engagement platform, which also includes unified app development for mobile to provide a complete solution for rapid change and innovation.
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.
Axway AMPLIFY API Management is ranked 10th in API Management with 7 reviews while WSO2 API Manager is ranked 6th in API Management with 12 reviews. Axway AMPLIFY API Management is rated 7.6, while WSO2 API Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Axway AMPLIFY API Management writes "Good documentation, strong security functionality and offers great flexibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 API Manager writes "Good integrations abilities with well-detailed logs". Axway AMPLIFY API Management is most compared with Amazon API Gateway, Apigee, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Kong Enterprise and IBM DataPower Gateway, whereas WSO2 API Manager is most compared with Kong Enterprise, Apigee, Amazon API Gateway, Microsoft Azure API Management and Apiary. See our Axway AMPLIFY API Management vs. WSO2 API Manager report.
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